Michael Skorulski

About Michael Skorulski

I'm a Canadian travel writer and teacher based in Saudi Arabia or Brazil, wherever I happen to be working, living or holidaying at the moment. Sometimes my photography illustrates the stories I write. Other times, I snap pics just for fun and self-expression.

In case you're interested, my blog is named after 14th-century Moroccan traveler, Shams Ibn Battutah. He's like the Marco Polo of the Arab world and traveled for 29 years at a stretch. He wrote a wonderful book
called, The Travels of Ibn Battutah, about his journey from North Africa to China.

See videos I filmed on where I live at:

Blokart Glokart

Maracajau, Brazil

Hobie Tandem Island from the mast top

Selfie on SUP

Wet Selfie on SUP

Read recently published stories at:

Braving a daredevil dune buggy in Brazil - The Globe and Mail

Lure of the Titans: Threatened Canadian island beckons with a last stand of arboreal wonders - San Antonio Express-News

The Pain of Picking: A wild thyme in the wilds of Slovakia - San Antonio Express-News

Reminders of Napoleon's wrath linger in Bratislava – Toronto Star

Dubai Cool: Go from ski trails to quick sales in a Mideast oasis of snow – San Antonio Express-News

Quacking up tourists – Toronto Star

A collection of medical marvels and monstrosities – Toronto Star

Visit my written blog: Brunch with Battutah – My San Antonio

My travel writing has also appeared in:

Road and Travel
Wild Blue Yonder
Tripsketch (Vienna and Abu Dhabi)
Canadian Yachting

Thanks for looking

Photography Equipment

10.2-magapixel Sony Alpha 300, 10-megapixel Pentax Optio A30 with Adobe Photoshop CS2, Picasa2, Noise Ninja and Photomatix Pro for image production