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
The view from the bus is sweeping but it’s always the beautiful details we remember. Continue reading Sunny London – the view from the bus
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
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.
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
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
There are two Maldives: one for the tourists and one for the local Maldivians who work – mostly – for the visitors. I had the great good fortune to be attached to the second – spending 10 days with the wonderful people at Maldives National University. Male, where MNU has its main campus, is a congested and cramped city crammed onto a tiny island. It … Continue reading Two Maldives