South Arabia, Madagascar, and a Short Cruise from Puerto Plata to Samana DR (March – May 2019)

June 5, 2019 I m writing at a coffee shop in Moscow airport.  I left Beirut yesterday night bounded for Dominican Republic where Antares is waiting. Alas, no direct flights.  Not even with one stop somewhere in Europe.  Instead, two stops:  one in Moscow and one in NewYork.  I m going back to DR for … Continue reading South Arabia, Madagascar, and a Short Cruise from Puerto Plata to Samana DR (March – May 2019)

Casa Blanca, Deluge

Drove 5 hours yesterday:  Quito-Nanegalito (1h); Nanegalito-Los Bancos (1h); Los Bancos-La Union (1h); La Union-Quininde (15 minutes); Quininde-San Mateo (1h); San Mateo-Casablanca Same (45 minutes). At night, I was having dinner with friends in a restaurant at the beach when the deluge started.  It continued overnight. Several houses were flooded.  Stones fell from the edge … Continue reading Casa Blanca, Deluge