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Osoyoos Is Napa Of The North

This southernmost town in the Okanagan Valley owes its name to its original inhabitants, the Syilx Indians, who called it sẁiẁs (pronounced ‘soo-yoos’) meaning “place where two lakes meet”. Osoyoos boasts Ca...
Crossing The Red Sea

The Red Sea Smuggler

An excerpt from the book A Driven Mind by Garry Sowerby I awoke at 5:20 that April morning in 1984 on a flat car at the end of a creeping freight train. Ken and our Ethiopian guide, Tim Cat, were asleep w...
The City of Moscow

A Mission To Moscow

An excerpt from the book A Driven Mind by Garry Sowerby The burly policeman swaggered past me, opened the door and slid in behind the wheel. He grabbed the gearshift and wrapped his other calloused mitt arou...
Kuwait City

It’s Baghdad or Bust!

An excerpt from the book A Driven Mind by Garry Sowerby In 1984 Kuwait was the wealthiest country in the world per capita. Its port was the most efficient on the Persian Gulf, busy with tankers shipping out ...
Iron Curtain Heebie-Jeebies

Iron Curtain Heebie-Jeebies

An excerpt from the book A Driven Mind by Garry Sowerby A damp November wind howled as we zeroed in on the border post. This would be a tough one. After all, in 1980, tension at any frontier of the Deutsche ...