Riding at midnight from the Muscat airport toward my hotel in Ruwi, one of the city’s three main districts, a large white mosque I’d read about appeared on my right, just another building cutting into the desert sky. Days...Read More
Author: Sabina Lohr
When Spanish explorers first sailed ashore Isla Mujeres in 1517, they discovered an island where the Mayans had already lived out part of their existence. Built hundreds of years earlier, at its southern end stood the temple to...Read More
An outdoor modern art exhibit stands at the southern tip of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a colorful tribute to the area’s indigenous Mayan civilization. Situated about five miles away from the island’s little downtown area,...Read More
Chichen Itza, the greatest of the Yucatan Peninsula’s Mayan ruins, was a mandatory stop for me when I was in the area – and not because it’s made one of the Seven Wonders of the World lists. Rather, I had...Read More
I didn’t want to know what to expect when I disembarked from the ferry onto Isla Mujeres. The only information I really needed upon my arrival to this little island in Mexico was the name of the family-owned hotel where I...Read More
Cancun as it is popularly known – a haven for fans of soft sand beaches and see-through sapphire water, a home to all-inclusive resorts catering to people who want a forget-the-world beach vacation – this is, in...Read More
One month to the day after Mexico reported its first case of swine flu, I traveled in to the country, unconcerned about contracting the illness and curious about whether the media-fueled drastic decline in tourism would be...Read More
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