Category: Middle East (Asian)

Part of a trip that brought me to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Palau, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands before being cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic in Fiji. United Arab Emirates: Sharjah – visited February 2020 – I prefer travelling overland to flying. Airplanes are faceless and look […]

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Part of a trip that brought me to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Palau, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands before being cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic in Fiji. Saudi Arabia Part II: Medina, Al Ula, Riyadh, Hofuf – second part of my visit to Saudi Arabia in January/February […]

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Part of a trip that brought me to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Palau, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands before being cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic in Fiji. Saudi Arabia: Jeddah, Abha, Jizan – First part of my visit to Saudi Arabia in January/February 2020 –   Passing […]

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Mad Dash Home: Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary In the autumn of 2003, I took a three-month trip travelling back to Germany from Hong Kong overland via mainland China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Azerbaijan and Georgia. In mid-December, I had only reached Georgia and had to make a decision how to get back in […]

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