A Short Drive Through Saudi Arabia May 28th 2010 Instead of flying to Abu Dhabi Angela and I decided to drive. The logistics were fairly straightforward: we would set off from our apartment in Qatar and arrive in the capital of the United Arab Emirates about eight hours later. But there was one small snag in the plan - Saudi Arabia. Any overland journey between Qatar and the UAE meant crossing through the Kingdom. However, with newly minted Saud ... read more
Middle East » Saudi Arabia In 1902, ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al Saud captured Riyadh and set out on a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian Peninsula. A son of ABD AL-AZIZ rules the country today, and the country's Basic Law stipulates that the throne shall remain in the ... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info