At the western edge of Rajasthan, India, the fairytale city of Jaisalmer appeared, as if by magic, like a golden mirage, and opened my heart.
I did not know what to expect when I landed in Dubai on the Emirates Stopover program. Found gleaming skyscrapers, black-clad women, and a dancing fountain.
Recently, I dug out my old photo albums and scanned photographs of me travelling around the world. Here I am in in the Far East, 1990s.