I wish I could live in Venice or Stockholm. Venice makes sense because I visited the city more than once and had the opportunity to get a sense of its atmospheric beauty, drama and romance. Stockholm however, does not make…Read more
Although I travel a lot, I never really learned to embrace the experience of traveling. I find it tiring, boring, wasteful, dangerous and thoroughly unpleasant. Occasionally though, “stuff” happens that stops me dead in my tracks in disgust, shock, amusement or plain disbelief. This blog is about telling some of these travel stories, which are largely true but with a certain degree of embellishment on my part.
7:00 am at Dubai Airport late May 2017 on my way to Larnaca, Cyprus. The gate was one of those where you are bussed to the plane parked well away from the building. The practice at that airport is to…Read more
Going through security checks at Riyadh Airport where, as in every other international airport, you have to empty your pockets and rid yourself of anything remotely metallic, by placing it in the obligatory tray to push through the X-Ray machine. …Read more
Why is it that the medical profession assumes it is okay to waste our time with disdain? I can just about understand it when we go for state-funded consultation but, when it comes to private appointments paid for privately, surely…Read more