Making Memories of Qatar in Doha

Doha is an amazing city. It didn’t even exist a few decades ago. And look at it now!! Here is that pyramid-shaped hotel today – still vibrant, still iconic on the Doha skyline. Doha has had wise leadership and lots of resources, so, as an ultramodern city, it offers every conceivable opportunity to make memories – many that the world knows all about. I am … Continue reading Making Memories of Qatar in Doha

Making Memories of Qatar’s Countryside

For most people, Qatar – the country – is synomymous with Doha – the main city. But there is more to Qatar, and there are memories to be made driving out to explore.Your first stop should be the camel racetrack where the camels are penned and trained. You can plan to see the racedays, but you appreciate the care given to these prized animals every … Continue reading Making Memories of Qatar’s Countryside

Making Memories of Qatar in Souq Waqif

Qatar was my home for 2 years, and I have so many fond memories, especially of Souq Waqif – the heart and soul of Doha old and new. Here are my suggestions for making memories of your own.Visit and revisit the souq at different times of day as the light changes. Sometimes you may have the souq all to yourself! Sometimes you will get swept … Continue reading Making Memories of Qatar in Souq Waqif

The Calgary Barkers from East Anglia – through the rear view mirror

East Anglia.  So near to London and yet a whole different world.  Farmland stretching for miles. Fields and roads lined with ageless trees, deep green juxtaposed against the golden crops ready for harvest. East Anglia.  Endless charming villages with charming names tripping back in time.   East Anglia…. miles of secret winding single-track roads leading from one vista to another.   East Anglia…. so lovely, … Continue reading The Calgary Barkers from East Anglia – through the rear view mirror

From FuturEd to TravelEd

From FuturEd to TravelEd – here’s my emerging travel website and blog philosophy. Well, it’s maybe not a real philosophy – it’s the sum of “5W and H” I blog today in February 2018.  I say this because by blog/website is new, so I get new ideas and make changes every day it seems.  Today, I have been challenged to put this in writing because … Continue reading From FuturEd to TravelEd

The Root Chakra did it.

  I think my Root Chakra just popped open. What a revelation! I have been feeling very weird lately and I have found one way to understand it. Through divine intervention, I have just become financially stable – not rich, just free of financial worries – and it is a VERY NEW feeling for me. So new that I’m struggling to adapt and accept my … Continue reading The Root Chakra did it.

Arab world Adventurers – my inspiration

9 Historical Arabs who Traveled the World by Yasmil Helal is an inspiring read. It is thought-provoking to learn these adventurers preceded or assisted the European explorers that we study in Western education.  Seems to me that we need a new history curriculum… Fundamentally, these adventurers were seeking knowledge rather than economic exploitation.  I wish I could find the books they’ve written…. Yasmil writes  “Here are some … Continue reading Arab world Adventurers – my inspiration

The Silk Roads – A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

For various clients, I have developed a lecture on the importance of Intercultural Leadership Skills for all the parties living along China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative – the “rebirth” of the land and sea Silk Roads.  This book is an excellent analysis of how that label came to be used, and how China’s plans are but a continuation of an ancient trading imperative.  More … Continue reading The Silk Roads – A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan