• "Even the Sweat has Sweat..."

    TRAVELING ALONE, PART 8—Even the Sweat Has Sweat I should start by saying that it is appropriate that I am writing about my trip to Tunisia, because the 14th Festival ended yesterday, and it has been great fun to see the postings on Facebook. It was a wonderful experience, and the location perfect. Hot in Tunisia: We were on the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel had the original section, and a large new section. The new section had the pool, and more modern conveniences. But the rooms were smaller…

  • How to Control Your Camel

    TRAVELING ALONE, Part 7—How to Control Your Camel I have ridden a camel before, years ago in Cairo. It was an exciting experience. The main thing to remember is that at no time should your driver let go of the reins. Camels have minds of their own, and even though this was quite a few years ago, I distinctly remember calling out, “Whoa, camel, whoa camel!” as we spiraled down the pathway beside the Pyramids. Turns out, you REALLY need to pull back on the reins E-V-E-N-L-Y to stop your camel.…

  • "No, I Will NOT Get Out of this Taxi in the Middle of the Desert!"

    TRAVELING ALONE, PART 6—Getting there from here (alone), and how my trip to Tunisia came to include Rome. (I posted this August 29, 2016 10:32 pm) In 2013 I applied to and was accepted into a two-week art festival for artists from all over the world in Tunisia. This was for the 11th annual International Festival of Fine Arts in Monastir, Tunisia. Then I had to figure out how to get to Monastir from Richmond, Virginia. I could do that. I had booked airline tickets before. How hard could it be?…