Q1. You started your art journey by painting on your bedroom walls when you were 13. Does art run in your family? Did you ever imagine that one day you’d taking your painting from your bedroom’s wall to a building’s wall? My brother and I are both artists. He was more of a natural showing real talent at a young age. As his younger sister, I kind of followed what he did. I read his comic books and copied drawings out of them and that started … [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...]
Some of the Best Things to Do in Oman and the UAE during the 2021 T20 World Cup
The T20 Cricket World Cup is fast approaching and cricket fans all over the world will be looking forward to it getting underway. Before it starts, we also have the rest of the Indian Premier League to enjoy as well. At the start of June it was announced that the IPL will be played in the United Arab Emirates and at the end of June it was also announced that the T20 World Cup will be held in UAE and Oman. In the following article, we are going to … [Read more...]
New PBS Series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL Features Modern-Day Adventurer Tackling Stunning World Firsts in Unexplored Corners of the Planet
Riveting and Awe-Inspiring Documentary Series, Premiering Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:00–11:00 p.m. ET, Features Earth's Natural Wonders and Hidden Gems ARLINGTON, VA; November 25, 2019 – PBS's new 10-episode series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL reveals there are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered. Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems … [Read more...]
Off Beat Destinations for an Adventurous Holiday
The lists of the best travel destinations are always biased towards a few places like France, England and Switzerland, and in some cases India and Turkey. While these places are of course spectacularly awesome, there are some other places in the world that are less heard of but offer quite a captivating experience for adventure lovers. Sometimes we want our travel experience to be more unique and special. Sometimes we do not want the hassle of … [Read more...]
Adrian Qais: Adventure Traveller
Adrian's travels embody what we define as "experiential travel" - at its core it is traveling with an intent and openness to having experiences - in part focusing on what is unique to a particular region. And Adrian has already had enough unique experiences from his time on the road to last most people a lifetime. From being kidnapped in Africa to staying with nomadic Bedouin tribespeople in the deserts of Oman to total cultural immersion in … [Read more...]
Indonesia: Hello Mister!
The motion sensor detects my presence and two glass doors slide open to grant me entry into the Woolworth's Supermarket. I grab a trolly (shopping cart) and peruse the isles pausing to examine labels at my will. Although I have been shopping for decades, this time feels a little different. To my right a woman in pink track shorts excuses herself to reach across and grab the peanut butter. A mother wheels by with a small girl strapped in the … [Read more...]
Southern Jordan, Fun in the Sun
We are watching the sun slowly drop below the Egyptian skyline here on the edge of the Red Sea merely 3 clicks from the Saudi border. It is so quiet from our mountain side desert perch. 6 minutes walking gets us to the beach. The air is warm and intoxicating. We are on the Jordanian side now. This arm of the Red Sea contains the world's most northerly coral reefs. The Red Sea is full of coral and brightly colored fish. Just got in from a 1 … [Read more...]
Top 3 Favorite Trips & One Bad One!
Time spent using public transportation are good opportunities to reflect on previous travels. One does not always get to do this; when you are addicted to travel you are often thinking about your next trip even during your current trip. I came up with a list of my top 3 favorite trips and the one "trip from hell". #1 Trip to Nepal I took in 1996 - this trip really turned me on to International travel and the hardships I personally faced … [Read more...]
Smithsonian & Singapore organize World Tour of Shipwreck Treasure Exhibition
Smithsonian and Singapore Organize World Tour of Shipwreck Treasure Exhibition Highlights One of the Most Important Marine Archaeological Finds of the Late 20th Century The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Heritage Board of Singapore today announced a partnership to organize the first exhibition and international tour of one of … [Read more...]