Sunday, May 07, 2006

Thinking About Peace

I love to travel, and in my travel downtime I enjoy watching travel shows such as Globe Trekker.

On an episode today, the American female host traveled through Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, so I got to see Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and places in-between, such as the desert in the west. I seems so beautiful there, with the green-blue water of the Persian Gulf and the starkness of the desert. Modern, and filled with futuristic buildings, Dubai is such a spectacular place, and like so many places in that region, a place of fantastic wealth. I couldn't help but think about the state of women in that entire region though. They seemed invisible, sometimes the host being the only one around--and I'm sure the presence of her cameras helped to shield her from a lot of things. I was really surprised that this was filmed in 2006.

I want to visit the Middle East someday. To see these places for myself. It seems like a place of such beauty with friendly people. It is too bad that the current situations going on make that seem like a trip that might have to be on my back burner for a very, very long time.

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Elle, Have you ever read Jenny Bowker's blog. Her life in Egypt is very interesting.
I love traveling too, though can't go much these days because of caring for an elder aunt, so I travel via blogs instead. People are the best part of travel, meeting others, learning about thier cultures. Happy trails!