On a recent flight to the Middle East (including a 2-week volunteer gig in Lebanon developing the organic food and agriculture sector), I squeezed in a quick, 3-day layover in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The trip started with grabbing a drink with my friend Ivan (whose parents own the wonderful Chileno Valley Bed & Breakfast a few miles away from our family’s farm), and ended by having my iPhone stolen moments before boarding the plane to Beirut. In between, I spent a few hours exploring the City’s ‘green’ efforts, and luxuriating in a remote desert resort. The first of a two-part series of my Dubai experiences has just been published in GreenTravelerGuides, which you can read here.
Dubai’s green dust storm
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