Archives for November 2010

Train Travel In Europe. I Love It!!

One of the things I love about going to Europe is traveling by train. During our summer vacation, in September, we rode the train from Amsterdam to Brugge, then from Brugge to Brussels. Train travel is easy. It provides restful down time during your vacation plus there’s the added value of the ever … [Read more...]

Photography: Shaybah, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

I have never seen anything like Shaybah. Yea...I've seen sand dunes on photos and television, but here they were now, live and in living color, and they are indeed one of nature's wonder to behold. The sand is fine, soft and range in colors from light tan to a burnt orange. The only thing located … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Amsterdam City Center

Amsterdam's City Center is one of my favorite. On this photo tour, I woke up in the early morning hours, grabbed my camera, and walked around snapping shots, while I worked on taking photos in low light conditions (early morning hours), night time conditions (just after dusk). I was also trying to … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Amsterdam Country Bike Tour

The one thing you can't ignore in Amsterdam are the bicycles.  They are everywhere.  When you cross the street you have to watch out for people on bikes, not automobiles.  This is a biking culture and you will see people pedaling rain or shine.  Bike paths connect the entire country.  So, you know … [Read more...]

Amsterdam: Coffeeshop Tour

It's been several years since my first visit to Amsterdam.  And this trip, I was back with a vengence.  I fly through Schilphol about 2 - 3 times a year.  So lately I've only been able to go into Amsterdam's city center during my 6 hour layover (6 hours in Amsterdam).  Not wanting to waste any time, … [Read more...]

Pilots are Rock Stars!!

Yesterday I had the privilege of sitting in the jump seat, located in the cockpit, for a round trip domestic (not in the USA) flight. I've always known that pilots do a lot, and it takes a certain type of person to do this job well, with confidence, and with safety at the forefront of their minds.  … [Read more...]