Showing posts from December, 2019

Holiday Greetings from Goa, India

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier" -- Mother Teresa Goa has something to offer both those seeking cultural experience and a relaxing stay. But since it’s so spread out and if your time is limited you can choose either to spend your time in the North or South Goa. In North Goa is where you’ll find religious history, a blend of Portuguese and Indian culture. Two of the most fascinating cities are the Old Goa (Velha Goa) and Panjim.  Old Goa is the original walled Portuguese city where you’ll find two historically important churches: the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the first church in India to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed in 1605, the church houses the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa. Covered with marble and inlaid with precious stone, it is considered the best example of baroque architecture in India.  Basilica of Bom Jesus (Front Fa

Off-Road Adventure in Abu Dhabi, UAE

My off-road desert adventure in the Al Khatim Desert was the greatest holiday gift to myself this year.  We traversed the sand dunes that rose to heights of more than 930 feet, the world tallest.  Along the way, I was treated to a caravan of camels. It was not part of the excursion, but it was a very pleasant surprise and I caught the spectacle on camera. The rush is hard to describe, so I just wanted to share this VLOG.  Press play to join me on this amazing journey. PHOTO GALLERY Oh Babe! (Baby Camel) NOTE:  All photos by the author