This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you. - Hafez
Within moments of entering the Islamic Republic of Iran, the secret police were on our trail. A man stopped our guide, whom we had only just met, before we had gone more than ten paces from passport control, and asked him in Farsi for his credentials and for details about our trip. It was a routine inquiry; American, Canadi... Read Full Entry
I'm a progressive vegetarian feminist currently residing in San Francisco and I live to travel. So far I've been around the United States and Canada; traveled briefly in Mexico and the Caribbean; done the tour of Western Europe; visited parts of South, East and Southeast Asia; and seen a bit of the Middle East and North Africa. The short list of places I'd like to go next is long. I hope those reading this blog will find themselves inspired towards their own explorations of this fascinating world.
Voyager c'est vivre!... full info
Traditional Door KnockersDifferent knockers for men and women outside a house, so the occupants know the gender of the caller. Traditionally a widow or widower would remove one of the knockers, as only same-sex visitors would be welcome.