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About the World Trip – 2014: Part 1 – The Map

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1. Flight from Dallas, Texas thru UK to Dubai, UAE (visit with brother Steve) 2. Flight from Dubai to UK to Delhi to Varanasi, India (gather research for novel) 3. From Varanasi to Khajuraho (visit ancient temples) and back 4.1 Added Kathmandu, Nepal to the trip 4.2 Delhi to London on to Paris, France (visit friends) then London (in London see play

1. Flight from Dallas, Texas thru UK to Dubai, UAE (visit with brother Steve)
2. Flight from Dubai to UK to Delhi to Varanasi, India (gather research for novel)
3. From Varanasi to Khajuraho (visit ancient temples) and back
4.1 Added Kathmandu, Nepal to the trip
4.2 Delhi to London on to Paris, France (visit friends) then London
(in London see play “Perfect Nonsense”)
5. Flight back to Dallas, Texas

Above is a map view of the itinerary for my 4 week “About the World Trip – 2014” (only India required a visa). My first landing is Dubai, United Arab Emirates (my first trip to the Middle East), where I will spend a week with my brother Steve, while he does business. Then I am on to Varanasi, India, the oldest city in the world, famous for its ghats (stairs leading down to the Ganges river, including one exclusive for cremation). From there I will do a short visit to the temples of Khajuraho, India, return to Delhi, only to take a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal – the country of the Himalayas, where I will also spend a couple days.

I round out my trip with a few days in my favorite city, Paris, France, then a couple days in London (rented a room in a flat in the West End using airbnb) to see the play, Perfect Nonsense, with my longtime friend Noureddine from Morocco.

I am hoping to start my new novel on this trip – at least get a lot of good atmosphere and research first hand – though work pressures (programming web and mobile stuff) is going to cut into my fun.

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