Merry Christmas Everyone!!

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I wish all my loyal followers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thanks for following my blog during the past two years. I hope to continue your readership by posting many more interesting notes throughout 2010. And to all the fellow travelers out there (even those among you who can only be vicarious travelers) ….  Read More

DOHA, QATAR

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>> Photo: Doha City Skyline at Sunset. Photo: One of my favorite buildings in Doha! No clue what it is; it just looks nice – and golden!! My first visit to Qatar! I flew on Qatar Airways non-stop from Houston Wednesday evening and after 13 hours and 38 minutes of flying, I arrived into Doha ….  Read More

Doha, Qatar – More Pictures

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Before leaving Doha, I managed to take a city tour (lasting only 3.5 hours) and would like to share these pictures. What really impressed me a lot about Doha is the diverse and unusual architecture scattered throughout this fine city! Have a look at some of the more strange looking buildings … along with a ….  Read More

Dhahran, SAUDI ARABIA

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My first visit to The Kingdom was way back in December, 1979 so I am considering this trip as the thirtieth anniversary of that first trip to Saudi Arabia. As always, I value my visits here since I can renew my contacts with the many colleagues who work for Saudi Aramco (formerly the Arabian American ….  Read More

Dubai, UAE

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Dubai is my last stop on this Middle Eastern lecture tour. I arrived on time aboard my flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia (the above picture shows the Dubai skyline at night). Thankfully, there was no waiting on the airport immigration line and I arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (hte one along Sheikh Zayed Road) ….  Read More

Return to Work in KUWAIT!

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Photo: Sunrise over the Arabian Gulf at Mina Al-Zour, Kuwait Well here I sit in my comfortable room in Dubai and I finally have time to pen this posting summarizing the prior ten (10) days in Kuwait. Time flies when you’re having fun! And this short visit sure flew by! I flew in on Friday, ….  Read More