The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.
Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton was quite possibly the greatest vagabond in history. In his lifetime he lived diverse cultures, broke boundaries, and did most of it without much in the way of resources or travel money.He is this week’s Extraordinary Vagabond.
A trip to Egypt has been something I’ve dreamed about since I was a child and watched excitedly on television as they explored the Treasures of Tutankhamun on National Geographic in the 1970’s.
As usually happens when I catch any flight to Morocco, and I can only assume as happens whenever you mix Moroccans and airplanes – chaos ensued.
An accidental trip to Egypt and the worst hotel in the world. Maybe.
I’m not sure why, but I thought it would be very cheap to buy souvenirs and a small gold necklace for my wife in Egypt.
Without at least a bit of uncertainty, I find that life and travel don’t hold much interest.I’m still not certain about the ladies hats displayed like flowers….
Don’t read anything about the country of place you are going to. That way you won’t understand the culture, the traditions, the history, the climate, or anything else. You will be able to have a completely one dimensional experience.
Eid Mubarak to all of my family, friends, neighbors, and readers. I hope that you have the most blessed holiday and year ever. As Muslims, we face challenges all the time and that is the way that the divine wants it to be. We should never forget that a challenge is a chance for us to overcome and get closer to God by becoming better human beings.
Again, not a lot of time to write, but we are having a wonderful time in Turkey. From cruising the Bosporus to marveling at the Iskander Kebap in Bursa, this trip has been filed with adventures stretching across the Black Sea, the…