Traveling across the globe to work in an international school in Cairo, Egypt, was not exactly the glamorous lifestyle I thought it would be. I cherished my travels to the Red Sea, delighted in visiting the Pyramids, and appreciated the natural wonders of the Nile River. However, I also spent days without electricity or internet, was leered at by rude Egyptian men, breathed in Cairo’s cancerous black smog, and coaxed school work from rich, apathetic students. Why the heck did I do it? So I could experience the unexpected, explore the extraordinary, and bask in the thrill of adventure! Whether you’re a traveler or not, you will be astounded at this honest and riveting account of learning to live in an Islamic society, while confronting the daily challenges of being an educator in a Muslim school.
Stories from Nancy O’Hare’s personal quest to explore our planet are now available to help you create your own travel experiences. For twenty years, she coupled her love of diverse cultures with a career in finance; she has been based in Nigeria, Oman, Switzerland, Australia and Canada—plus completed a couple of short stints in Qatar and Ecuador. Between work assignments, O’Hare and her husband have taken multiple around-the-world trips for months at a time, covering all seven continents. They gravitated towards hidden gems tucked away from the crowds and aimed to see the essence of a place. In 2017, O’Hare published her first book, Dust in My Pack, which captures the real stories behind her most memorable journeys and intriguing sites. Her book is available as an ebook and paperback at most online bookstores.
Dust in My Pack is a new kind of travel book. It carries you along the author’s travels to distant lands and may spark your inner adventurer. Be rewarded with practical tips and insights to build your own journey. The author, an independent traveller with a particular focus on remote, lesser-visited destinations, shares her most poignant experiences. Her stories have emerged over twenty years of living and working in five continents and travelling through more than sixty countries. Relive the essence of distant destinations through her story telling—sense the adventure, navigate random challenges and savour unexpected wonders. For those interested in travel, this book brings far-flung lands to life while providing practical guidance to help create your own personalized trip.