Learning Luxury in Libya

November 30, 2011

Libya and luxury usually are not in the same sentence. Khadafi was never known as a great promoter of tourism for Americans and it is only by luck that my trip was timed during a short window of time in 2004 when visas for Americans were possible. Not that it was easy—despite hours of prior […]

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Promise–Not Another Rug!

November 16, 2011

I promised I wouldn’t buy another rug. Promised everyone who knows me and my expensive-habit weakness. Rugs were not even on my mind for several days. After Rabat, our little group explored Meknes, considered the Versailles of Morocco with its spectacular royal palaces, the huge Royal Granaries with walls thick enough to withstand even the […]

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Welcome to the Casbah

October 30, 2011

The first thing I notice about a country is its smell.  Stepping out of the airport the nose registers someplace foreign immediately, even before the eyes.  Get off the plane in Delhi and you smell curry.  Fiji was fresh air and fish.  Mali was dust (yes, I think dust does have its own smell.)  Arriving […]

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