Visiting The Axis Of Evil. Over the last 6 weeks I have visited 2/3 of the Axis of Evil, Iran and Iraq. And I also traveled to Eritrea, which is sometimes referred to as the North Korea of Africa, which is the third member of the Axis. George W. Bush, opined in his speech after 9/11 [...]
Visiting Massawa, Eritrea. Massawa rests on the coast of the Red Sea. It has been traded more times than the worst gift at a Yankee Swap. The Axumite Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Italy, Britain, Ethiopia and others have all taken their turn ruling this port city. Massawa is only 113 km from the Asmara, the [...]
Faces Of Eritrea. Have you heard of Eritrea? Many people have not. And fewer even visit. The people are friendly and many happy to pose for the camera. Here are some portraits of the people I met. Faces of Eritrea. Want to learn more about Eritrea, read this!
Introduction To Travel In Eritrea I shuffled up to the counter. I was hungry. “Can I please have spaghetti with tomato sauce?” I inquired. I had been given a hamburger for dinner, but I had no intention of eating it. It was swamped in mayonnaise. A big no-no for me. And to be honest the meat [...]
Top things to do in Erbil. Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, is not the first city that comes to mind when discussing potential vacation hot spots. In fact, if you utilize Trip Advisor, you will note in “Things To Do” tops out at 21. Paris has over 3000! Quite a difference. So I think this should [...]
Visiting Hong Kong. Hong Kong should be on everyone’s list of top cities to visit. It is a spectacular amalgam of Chinese and British colonial influences bursting at the seams of this city-state. Seven million people are packed into this city that sits on the South China Sea. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1842 [...]
Cienfuegos Warm Hospitality. The Pearl of the South is a five hour bus drive from the capital of Havana, and located on the southern coast of Cuba. Cienfuegos translates to 100 fires. Cienfuegos was originally inhabited by indigenous people of Cuba, but then settled by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana. Don Louis de Clouet, their [...]
Havana Highlights. Havana the brilliant and decrepit capital of Cuba is a diamond in the rough. A smorgasbord of people and cultures have melded in this Caribbean metropolis. Over two million people are crammed in this city founded in the 16th century by the Spanish. Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) is a UNESCO world heritage site. Havana [...]