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Faced with a weekend that quickly needed to be filled with something, I decided that it wasn’t too early for a quick road trip. There was a cup of coffee, a scroll around google maps, and a bag to be packed. Admittedly, when I walked out the door I was only 50% committed to my idea. But when I hit I-35, the truck turned itself north and I was off to explore… Read More

With my normal day off and the Eid holiday giving me a five day break, it was time to head out on another quick adventure. This definitely falls into what I call the weekender category. With travel to-from-and-around the country I’ve really only got about 3 days of doing stuff. I decided on Jordan for one reason, Petra. Its an absolute must-see spot, if you’re on this side of the world. I… Read More

I tend to get quizzed, from time to time. A friend of mine asked me about my luggage situation the other day. This seemed like a worthwhile topic for an entry, so here we go. To start the discussion, I will say that I am not opposed to buying luggage. I have bought lots of it. I have used lots of it once, and then given it away. My old office manager… Read More

And so, my Bahrain experience ends as it began. Waiting on a plane. I always seem to schedule the outbound flight too early or too late. Sometimes I feel I need to be pushing on. Sometimes it’s just the way the airlines work. And sometimes I think I’m going to be ambitious. I have ideas that I’m going to get up and do stuff before I head out, which almost never transpires…. Read More

Today was what could only be classified as a non-starter. Everybody has this day at some point. I seem to have a fairly good number of them. Maybe that’s cause I don’t plan so much. Who knows? But, at least it started with breakfast. Followed by much coffee. Truthfully the much coffee was used to push the slight throbbing out of my temples. LOL, needless to say, that and some water, I… Read More

Today, was an interesting day. Not super cool and adventurous day, but low key and casual day. Not a bad day to be out adventuring around a new country. It started at the hotel, with breakfast. My stopping point for this trip is The K Hotel, in Manama. Its a good hotel. The bar is quite good, but we’re considering breakfast at this point. Breakfast is a multifaceted affair, with something for… Read More

I managed to get out of bed this morning and do the Shower/Shave thing. Packed a quick get waist bag, and call a taxi. I’m out the door for the weekend. It would seem that getting out of bed was the good part. Had trouble getting a cab. Called a couple times and then finally they answered. Cabbie actually semi-broke down on the way to the airport. Pulled over and played around… Read More

Its been a little while since I touched down in the Middle East. So far, it’s been work, work, work. I have been focusing on doing the job and presenting myself in a good light. But, all work is just that, all work. I decided it was time to taken a run to the airport. This little weekend get away is a couple of firsts. First time taking a cab anywhere. First… Read More

Timing. Let’s face it, if you’re a working stiff and have responsibility, it’s all about timing. Where “they” would like you to believe you can jet off at any moment and spend time wandering some South Asian tropical beach, it just not really true. The “they” in that last sentence would be the Television and the Internet. The reality of things are somewhat greyer. Adult professionals these days have structured lives. They… Read More