Israel and Palestine: The Land Of Milk And Honey

March 16 – 22.

After crossing the Jordan border, we found ourselves in Jericho. The first place we visited was Mount Temptation — said to be the place where Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and where he was tempted by Satan 3 times.

We visited several places since: sites where Jesus had set foot on, where he was born, where St Peter lived, where Jesus was crucified and later buried, home of Joseph and Mary, and more…

We also went to the Galilee Sea and we’ve been to Dead Sea twice!

When I find the time, I’ll put together the video I took throughout the trip. Easier and faster to sum up the trip and more to photos 🙂

The Topaz Tour Company did a good job, however some members of the tour were shitty and put a dent on the memorable trip.

It’s appalling how a group of adults old enough to be my parents can be so misbehaved and show little respect for time and to the tour guides, Elias and Rama, when they were explaining to the group. A mental note not to deal or have anything to do with shit folks — it’s not an age thing but a mindset thing.

All in all, still a great trip and I’m glad we did it! Mom got her dream come true, and I can go back to business 1,000% from here on for the rest of the year! 🙂


March 14 – 15.

This has been planned since several months ago, and talked about in the last couple of years. Going to Israel has always been on my mom’s bucket list – and I wanted to take her there while she’s still relatively young and healthy to enjoy it.

So here we are — we signed up for a 10 day tour to Jordan and Israel!

The 15-people tour began at Jordan, and one of the main highlights for me was visiting the Al-Khazneh (Treasury) — it was featured in the last scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989 film) It was a surreal feeling being there in person!

The other surprising thing about being in Jordan is how fast WIFI is, even though we were in the middle of nowhere!

Like my Iran trip 10 years ago, the landscape is mostly brown and climate is dry.

The Jordan part of the tour was warming up for the real highlight: Israel…

Thailand Internet Business Workshop

November 20 – 27. It’s been an amazing 8 days with David Cavanagh, team and students from around the world – all here in Pattaya, Thailand!
I’ve known David for exactly 10 years, and when I heard he was going to do a week-long workshop I decided to come on over to support.
Now the training was designed for newbies and frankly I didn’t expect to learn much from it (more like be there to see how he conducts the training and… I had to see for myself how he would last 8 days straight as the main speaker and trainer)
So imagine my surprise as I scribbled the ‘newbie’s workbook’ with notes and product ideas I think can fill up for the first Quarter of 2018! Learned his sales techniques – which I find is owed greatly to his transparency and being straight-up, no B.S. from the start. You don’t see that often these days from marketing teachers, almost a lost art.
Just as well, he’s supported by a small but great team of people – Roger Bourdon, Eric Zeitoun, Nisarat Cavanagh and a few but quality guest speakers he brought on board.
The participants are from around the world – Australia, UK, US, India, Hong Kong, Germany, just to name some.

Right after the Graduation night, I recorded my review and experience of the Thailand Internet Business Workshop.

Another video compilation of the week-long event:
Not a dull moment, I attended ALL the sessions and I believe so did most if not all the participants, that shows how captivating each of David’s sessions is.
Also thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a guest speaker on the last day – that came as a surprise to me considering I came here to participate like everyone else and sit in the workshop!
Overall I had an amazing time and wealth of learning opportunities. Also celebrated by 31st birthday while in workshop, haha

All in all, it’s been a great, mind-blowing experience and I’d like to be back again next round… and I’ll be bringing people over!