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    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.

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    How Pregnant is Your Pause?

    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…

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    Soapbox Story

    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. …

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    Déjà Vu Or What?

    I recently traveled from London to Larnaca with British Airways on a flight scheduled for 11:40. Earlier that morning, I unnecessarily woke up around 3:30; more than 8 hours before take off. Unable to return to sleep, I finally sat…

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    Does This Hurt?

    Last Tuesday night Claire was getting ready to return to England when I declared to her one of two problems I had, thinking that maybe I shouldn’t overburden her with worry before her flight back. “I think I am getting…

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    Clip, Clip, Clip…

    What noise gets your teeth on edge? Is it scraping of a sharp object across the blackboard? Could it be the drip, drip sound of a water tap? Maybe it is slurping soup, or the leaking sound from the headphones…

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    The Doctor Will Not See You Now

    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…

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    Locked Out

    My brother Samir and his wife Hana were due to visit me in Cyprus for a few days with their 15-year old youngest daughter, Sara. A few days before they arrived they called asking if it was okay for Sara…

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