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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Living Room of my new apartment as I settle in as an expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Eleven and a half years ago I set out to see the world. I was 54 years old at the time and had spent the last 36 years working at various...

The fully restored Boudhanath Stupa today, perhaps the most successful of the temple restorations in Nepal

In April, 2015, a massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people and injured up to 22,000. The worst damage occurred in Gorkha, an area located in the foothills of the...

Tugboat tows our traditional Dahabiya out to the center of the Nile River in Egypt

A fat bumble bee lumbered across the stern of our boat. He circled a few times before realizing the yellow rope and orange life preserver weren’t flowers, then turned and headed...

Temples and Tombs of the Artisans in he ancient village of Deir el-Medina in what is present day Luxor, Egypt

I looked up from my yogurt and fresh fruit just as a wonderfully strange bird landed on the low wall around the rooftop of Beit Sabee Guest House. The Hoopoe is...

Sharing tea with Bedouins at Wai Rum, Jordan

The boy couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old but he seemed perfectly at ease with the Bedouin men sipping tea in the cafe at Petra, Jordan. He...

A road to nowhere heads into the depths of Mujib Canyon, Jordan. Read further for my tips on how to book a tour to Petra and Wadi Rum in order to avoid the experience I had.

I sought the advice of friends on how to book a tour to Petra and Wadi Rum prior to traveling to Jordan. Everyone assured me that any hotel could make the...