Dubai The Modern Metropolis

The city was quiet, too quiet. On the broad streets, there was only the occasional glimpse of a solitary figure. Where was everyone? They were inside of course, out of the glare of the sun and the 40-plus temperature. In a city where zillionaires are… Read More

Above the Waves

The tiny atolls of the Maldives remain above the rising waters – for now Whizzing along on the crest of a wave, wind in hair, sun and seaspray on face, aboard a gleaming speedboat must rank as one of the better ways to start a… Read More

Burma The Golden Land

All that glisters may not be gold but a helluva lot of it is in Burma Also described as the Golden Land, this country positively sparkles with the precious stuff, pagodas dominating the landscape and covered, ornamented, and filled with it, including solid gold statues… Read More