Category: Religion

Doha Qatar: Pearl of the Persian Gulf

It was on a trip to Dubai where I was planning a trip to Tehran, and I found an  8 hour layover in Qatar.  I had heard very little of this little Pearl in the Persian Gulf.  Qatar Airways had all sorts of cool destinations and for a decent...

Ancient Cliff Monasteries of Meteora Greece

I was inspired by a photo on Bing.  I saw what looked like huge granite rocks with old buildings hanging off the sides.  As I did research I found these monasteries from 500+ years ago that continue to exist in inhospitable places.  I was sure they were designed for...

Cultural Philippines in the heart of Manilla

I really, really love South East Asia.  Going to Manila was a huge treat.  One thing that’s always important to me whenever I visit a place is to see the place in it’s authentic beauty and warts.  I want to see the best and not best of a place. ...

Rock the Kasbah, Marrakesh Morocco

Let’s go back in time… to a more simple time, with rich flavor, and a close knit community.  Imagine the farmers near your home growing your food, you go to the market and find things that are both grown locally, but with no chemicals, and any meat you eat...

Rediscovered Europe: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina

I had seen most of Western Europe when I visited the Balkans, but I wasn’t prepared for the beauty and raw elements of war I would see.  Mountain views, lakes and valleys that would rival the best of Switzerland, rivers that rival the beauty of Idaho’s and untouched wilderness,...

Must See Cathedrals of Sofia Bulgaria

Black Sea to the East, Turkey and Greece to the south, Macedonia to the Southwest, and Romania to the North.  Sofia is a feast of richness in culture. I had a 5 hour stopover in Sofia on my way to Istanbul, and I asked the Taxi to drop me...