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Thinking About Risk and Vacations

Years ago, we wanted to see Machu Picchu. But at the time, Peru was convulsed with violence due to an insurgent group called Shining Path, or Sendero Luminoso. 455 more words


Tragedy Of Doha Article Featured In Latest J-Soccer Magazine

Despite an inadequate knowledge of the beautiful game in Japan, a certain Tokyo Fox has managed to once again contribute a couple of pieces to the latest copy of J-Soccer magazine (issue #15) which went on sale last week. 508 more words

Japan Life

Qatar 2014 Pt II: A Day In Doha

Long before they won the chance to host the 2022 World Cup about the only thing I knew of Qatar was that it was the only country starting with the letter Q! 810 more words

Middle East Travel

Qatar 2014 Pt I: The "Agony Of Doha" Revisited

Ever since FIFA controversially awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup, it’s never been too far from the sports headlines. News of bribery, corruption, controversial labour laws, abuse of migrant workers and monthly deaths during stadium construction have rarely been out of the foreign media, particularly in Britain. 949 more words


Lady and Mister’s Jordanian Adventure

Him (via WhatsApp): Weather check. How are you feeling?
My reply: Still crappy.
Him: Well, I guess you’re not going to Jordan then. 
My reply: 2,976 more words


Alabaster Vases Of Egypt

The working conditions are harsh in a desert landscape where these artisans manage to create even more dust during the carving, shaving, shaping, and polishing of alabaster.  54 more words


The Work Begins

June 10-11, 2014

The next morning was our first day at the dig site. We woke up promptly at 4:50 am and rolled out of bed, groaning with exhaustion. 2,418 more words