When I think Texas, I think Cows and Cowboy, a mashup of the Deep South and The Wild West but here in metropolitan Houston, it is impossible not reach the conclusion that this is the energy capital of the world. Evidence of the fossil fuels workforce is everywhere. Down-to-earth, international, very friendly, Houston has that water-cooler vibe where everything is petroleum based.
Man In The Mirror-
Zaza Hotel in the Museum District
It's easy to think that Exon Mobile and Shell are "Big Oil" but in reality, having traveled around the globe, most of world oil reserves, and an even greater % of the remaining reserves of “easy oil” are held by national oil companies controlled by kings and governments like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela ,Norway and Russia.
The 5 Most "Plain Vanillia" Cities in the World I Visited
Singapore- The Happy Dicatorship where the Thought Police give tickets for wearing headphones or chewing gum in public.It's just a clean, convenient place to stop over before moving on. See: A Pain In The English
Brussels, Belgium-Beer and chocolate Brussels is a city of red tape and Eurocrats.
Houston,Texas-No crude oil types here-only bean counters and engineers. Everything you want in a city and less.
Oslo, Norway- Plain Vanilla to the Nth Degree-Safe cars and suicidal winters. A Big parking lot with the most beautiful looking zombies on the planet. where even chickens get to cross the road without having their motives questioned. See: Oslo You Know Where it's @
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia- Sexual Apartheid-Any country that bans the mermaid logo from Starbucks has issues-Cancel my subscription. Its silence is the most perfect expression of its own scorn. See: One Eyed Man in the Kingdom of the Blind