Macau, a self-governing region on the south coast of China and close to Hong Kong, is known in the west as gambling hub, bigger even than Vegas and as noisy and sinful as Nevada’s famous city. But what few people know is that Macau has other tourist attractions off the beaten gambler’s track. There are museums, zoos, great food, exciting rides and lots of outdoor activities that mean you don’t actually have to put it all on red to enjoy this … [Read more...]
Can GCC residents travel to Saudi?
If you are a resident of one of the member nations of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), you might be interested in knowing if you can travel to Saudi Arabia. So if you wish to know that as a GCC resident, are you privileged enough to travel to Saudi, we will let you know the same in this article. Majorly, you will be required to obtain a Saudi visa for GCC residents, you will not be required to get a tourist visa. To get to know about the same, … [Read more...]
Your Guide to Big Cats in Asia
For animal lovers, getting to know the wildlife of an area is what travel is all about. And Asia is the perfect place to meet some of the world’s largest and fiercest feline friends. Asia is one of the best destinations for sighting big cats in the wild. Whether you want to hear a deep and earthy growl or the softest of purrs, Asia has a place to suit any animal encounter you seek. Which Big Cats Are Found in Asia? If you’re visiting … [Read more...]
T Up: Thank God for the Oil Companies!
JOHN M. EDWARDS, part owner of a privately held oil and natural gas concern based in Houston and New Orleans, gushes on about one of nature’s most valuable resources: petroleum! You can’t get to a rainforest without any transport to get you there. Luckily most major oil companies like Chevron and Shell have absolutely no interest in damaging the primary rainforests of the Amazon and Congo, although there is always some drilling on the edges … [Read more...]
Standing on the cliffs at La Jolla Cove Friday, September 16th, 2011: I flew the 2500 miles to San Diego, California on the premise that I would find my future there. After an especially tumultuous year – full of uncertainty about my career, debilitating heartbreak and unstable friendships – I was left feeling empty, despondent and indefinable. I had no idea who I really was and vowed to spend the next year in search of her. A multitude of … [Read more...]
Tales from the Desert Kuwait
Staring out at the blackened waters of the Persian Gulf from high atop our hotel room near old town Kuwait City. The sun has obviously set and we are free to go out on the streets and eat food. 8 more days of Ramadan await us and our daylight appetites. Upon flying in our flight attendant enthusiastically made an announcement, "If you would like to see a spectacular view of desert sand, please pull down your window shades". Based on her tone … [Read more...]
Visit Kuwait – July 2011
While Kuwait is certainly not as well known in tourism circles as some of its other middle eastern neighbors (Jordan, Israel, Syria etc), it is a friendly, small and easy to navigate country. Kuwait City is the heart of the country and is spread out along the edge of the Persian Gulf. The major highways are modern and efficient and gas is very cheap. During our stay we rented a car and drove through much of the country. This is a flat desert … [Read more...]
The Insanity-Producing, Migraine-Inducing Experiences of trying to Travel The World on a Thailand Passport with your American Husband
Oh the joys of trying to visit countries with a Thailand passport. While not the lowest of the low, trying to visit many countries around the world using a Thailand passport is about scraping the bottom of the barrel and is about as difficult as it gets. My wife is from Thailand and until she can get USA citizenship these are some of the fun times we have experienced trying to travel. We either try to apply for a tourist or transit visas … [Read more...]