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Today’s List: My 10 Favorite Road Trips

May 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Angels, Baseball, Beijing Olympics, Budapest, College football, Drugs, Football, Italy, Landon Donovan, Lists, London 2012, Los Angeles Rams, Olympics, Rams, Road trip, Rome, soccer, Travel, UAE, USC

Been donkey’s years, as the Brits would say, since I did a list. It’s time. This one is going to be a little apples-and-oranges. My favorite road trips as a professional sports journalist. Some considerations: –What is more important? The travel? Or the event I was there to cover? –Or will we almost certainly get […]

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Good News! A Hefty, First-Tier Newspaper!

April 14th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Egypt, France, Journalism, London, Newspapers, soccer, Sports Journalism, Travel

Readers of a certain age — say, 30 years or more — will remember when major newspapers were big, colorful, information-packed marvels of news gathering. Before the Age of Great Newspapers ended, around the turn of the century, it had been observed by many subscribers that Sunday editions, in particular, with all their special sections […]

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Miro Painting: On the Dot

April 12th, 2019 · No Comments · Barcelona, Spain, tourism, Travel

Yes, I am one of those guys who looks at some abstract art and says, “a chimp could do that.” Talking about paint thrown at a canvas … a couple of random shapes swimming in space … a bucket, a hammer and a broom entitled “Young Man”, or something like that. I readily concede my […]

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Egypt, Tourism and All Those Police

April 7th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Egypt, tourism, Travel

“Police state” is a strong term. It can have multiple meanings, and shades of threat/protections. It may not always be easy to identify a police state, but perhaps one simple iteration goes like this: A state where armed governmental authorities seem … everywhere. One such state is the one we spent two weeks in, recently, […]

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Yanks in Upper Egypt: Thin on the Ground

April 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, tourism, Travel

Around the world, it seems to be assumed that hardly a jet can touch down — anywhere, at any time of year — and not have some Americans on board. With more of them already ensconced in a nearby hotel or tourist club. Americans like to get out and around. But not necessarily in this […]

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Prankster ‘Artists’ Make Egypt Tourists Feel Like Fools

April 1st, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, tourism, Travel

It happened on April 1 — April Fools’ Day. It is a quasi-notable pranking date on the Western calendar but it seems unlikely it meant anything to the Egyptian guys in the housekeeping department of the Nile Commodore. They like to create works of art out of items they find in each stateroom. And it […]

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Watching Liverpool while ‘Aboard the Nile Commodore’

March 31st, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, Football, soccer, tourism, Travel

I have always liked that journalistic convention … on how to handle a “dateline” when traveling via water. You write “aboard” and continue with the name of the ship. Such as “the USS Enterprise” or “HMS Victory” or “RMS Titanic”. A few decades ago, the dateline also would have included the day a story was […]

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The Nile: Egypt Can’t Live Without It

March 30th, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, tourism, Travel

Intellectually, we know how important the Nile River is to Egypt. It can be seen on a map; the blue line that waters a country. But the Nile’s importance is really hammered home when you leave your mooring place on the river and travel a few miles east or west. What appears to be a […]

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King Tut: Tomb Remains in Valley of Kings but He Has Gone on to Bigger Things

March 29th, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, tourism, Travel

He gave his life for tourism. — comedian Steve Martin The Valley of the Kings is cleft in craggy limestone a few miles from the Nile river valley, and each year thousands of international visitors flock to the site just outside the Egyptian city of Luxor to have a look at it. They come to […]

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Karnak, Hieroglyphics, Egypt and the Miracle of the Rosetta Stone

March 28th, 2019 · No Comments · Egypt, tourism, Travel

Most of us are aware of the ancient treasures of Egypt, but we might be a little hazy on what is where. It is a big country, after all, larger than Texas in square miles. Want all manner of things big and small and mummified, profoundly old? Then the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the capital, […]

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