Category: places

stairway to heaven

 

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after a few trips into the desert in the uae, an austrian friend suggested we climb the “stairway to heaven”. little did i know then that this famed destination is one of the most difficult mountain climbs in the uae. Continue reading

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dubai, new york, tokyo – alphabetically

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these three cities have something in common – i often find it hard to describe or convey the essence of any one of them to someone who has not been there, even the well heeled. and each for a different reason. having lived in all three, i have developed my own set of ways to describe them and it still does not work. Continue reading

climbing mt sinai

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as with almost any mountain climb, you will want to start before dawn, so you can reach the summit in time for sunrise.  the view from mt sinai   [2,285 m, 7,497 ft], located in the southern part of the sinai peninsula, egypt,  at sunrise is almost consistently spectacular, Continue reading