I spent 3 full days in the global city of Dubai. Since I have so many friends here, I believe I was able to dig deep into the culture. Click here to read about my time in Dubai.
I was lucky enough to visit the World Expo in Dubai, the grandest event probably ever held. To read about this SPECTACLE of humanity and global unity, click here.
I wrapped up my 5 Emirates road trip by visiting the three Emirates just north of Dubai. Click here to read about my trip to Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Sharjah.
Maisie and I spent an afternoon and morning in the easternmost of the United Arab Emirates, well off the beaten path. Click here to read about Fujairah.
I began my week in the United Arab Emirates in the northernmost emirate. Maisie and I visited a crazy fish market and rode the world´s longest zipline. Click here to read about my trip to Ras Al Khaimah.
My final stop in Uzbekistan and Central Asia was Tashkent, the capital. The city has strong Soviet roots but the government is trying to forge a new path. I also ate some amazing food. Click here to read about my two days in Tashkent.
At long last, I reached Samarkand, the heart of the Silk Road and ancient capital of Timur´s great empire. Click here to read about my two days in this legendary city.
After an adventure in the desert, I visited the ancient, legendary city of Bukhara. Bukhara is home to some of the most spectacular Silk Road monuments, lots of madrassas and a 2,500-year old Jewish community. Click here to read about this unique city.
In between Khiva and Bukhara, I visited some ruined castles in the semi-autonomous region of Karakalpakstan. Click here to read about my day in this strange and remote land.
I celebrated my 30th birthday in the pristine ancient city of Khiva, Uzbekistan. Click here to read about my magical day in this beautiful city.