Jordan – View of Eilat, Israel & Sinai Peninsula, Egypt & The Red Sea

Our drive from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea brought a change in landscape… And also brought us to Jordan’s port city Aqaba that neighbors Eilat, the port city of Israel. View of Eilat, Israel from Aqaba, Jordan. There is a strip of land separating the two countries. View of the Red Sea. Just behind…

2018 International Week at American School of Doha – Parade of Flags

This is an amazing week at work!!!  Faculty, staff and students bring almost 90 countries and cultures of the world to ASD! The Parade of Flags is a highlight!!!  The feeling in the air is electric as so many people from so many countries are gathered together to celebrate community!! This is the only time…

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Desert Trekking and Mountain Climbing in the Sinai Desert

Michael and I walked across the desert to one of the many mountains of the Sinai Desert!  Along the way we came across lots of garbage, some interesting plants, fox holes, ant colonies and very interesting rock formations. Arriving at the base of the mountain, this East Coast, Halagonian, Nova Scotian gal where the ocean had…

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Scuba Diving & Snorkeling at South Laguna Reef, Gordon Reef in the Straits of Tiran and a Visit to the Wreck of the Loullia.

Daniz We were on a chartered boat called the Daniz that took us to South Laguna Reef and Gordon Reef in the Straits of Tiran. The day was a fabulous day of snorkeling and diving with a stop to see the Wreck of the Loullia on Gordon Reef. First Time Scuba Diving It was my very first…

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Resort Time – Pool Side, Beach Side, Snorkeling and Relaxation

Let resort vacationing begin!!! The resort, like the rest of Sharm el-Sheikh, is a ghost town because of the recent plane crash out of Sharm el-Sheikh’s airport – the Metrojet Flight 9268. The temperatures are warm, but the sea a bit cool.  Nevertheless, we braved on and suffered through… What has been a true adventure is the…