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British Museum

Bookshop tour of Bloomsbury, London

During my most recent trip to London I spent a day wandering around Bloomsbury, a leafy district known for its eminent publishing houses, museums and colleges, to visit three bookshops in the area, as well as the venerable British Museum. My first stop was Arthur Probsthain, an independent family-run bookshop that has been trading since […]

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Downtown Detroit

Day trip to Windsor, Ontario, Canada

During a recent week-long trip to Flint, Michigan, I drove with my family toward the city of Detroit and crossed Detroit River by way of the Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor in Ontario, Canada. There is also a tunnel that connects the two cities, but the bridge offers the more scenic route. Since we […]

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dr. Cafe Coffee on the al-Khobar corniche

The weather has been great recently in al-Khobar, on the Arabian Gulf, in eastern Saudi Arabia. The temperature has been in the mid-70s (around 25 Celsius) during the day, I would say, and the evenings have been considerably cooler. For the past few weekends I have taken my family to the corniche and we have enjoyed […]

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Courtauld Institute

Europe in London: The Courtauld Gallery

The Coutauld Gallery is a lot less well-known than some of the major art galleries in London, such as the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square, Tate Britain on the Thames embankment, near Westminster, and Tate Modern on the south bank of the Thames, across from the main financial district known as […]

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fellini caffe

Road to Fellini Caffè, Houston, Texas

My writing for this website has been rather sparse of late due to an unexpected personal event. I was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013 and I then I had surgery in November. I traveled to Houston with my family to have further tests and treatment earlier this month. Fortunately, my situation does not seem […]

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Moving my family to Saudi Arabia

I traveled back to Saudi Arabia with my family earlier this week. We have all been together here for a week now and I finally have had some time to reflect on all the preparations and efforts we went through to make the move successful. During the two weeks that I was in Houston we […]

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vase display

Visit to Fascinating Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar

On my way to Houston, Texas, I decided to stop in Doha, Qatar, for a couple of days. We live in interesting times. I arrived in the city in the midst of a major terrorist alert, with the U.S. having closed many of its embassies and consulates throughout the region, including in Doha. But if […]

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