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The People Of Peshawar

By |2019-10-06T05:38:30-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

The people of Peshawar. Visiting Peshawar Pakistan. Peshawar is ancient city whose history can be traced back 2500 years. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. Peshawar sits in a valley and is only 30 miles (50 km) from the Afghan border. In fact, the main ethnic group in the Peshawar region is [...]

Pakistan – 138th Country

By |2019-10-04T08:16:27-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Pakistan – 138th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Pakistan is my 138th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read!   Pakistan burst into existence in 1947, when the Brits [...]

What To See And Do In Lahore Pakistan

By |2019-10-06T05:40:17-05:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

What to see and do in Lahore Pakistan. Lahore has been at the crossroads of competing empires for centuries past. At times this region has been ruled by the Hindu Shahis, Ghurids, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Sikh Empire, and the Brits. Pakistan became an independent nation in 1947, when the British Empire left the subcontinent, [...]

Visiting The Must-See Golden Temple In Amritsar

By |2019-09-30T02:11:25-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

What you need to know when visiting the Golden Temple.  India is an immense and diverse country that offers so much for visitors. I have just returned for my fourth time and was wowed once again. My inaugural visit was in 2004 in Rajasthan, followed by an extensive trip in 2012 when I filmed a documentary, [...]

Visiting The Wagah Border Ceremony From Pakistan And India

By |2019-09-30T09:49:59-05:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

What you need to know when visiting Wagah Ceremony from Pakistan India.  Part Dancing With The Stars and part Battle Rap, the Wagah-Attari border ceremony exceeded my high expectations. The Wagah-Attari border is currently the only open land border crossing between India and Pakistan, two long-term rivals ever since their independence in 1947. It takes place [...]

Visiting The Fukushima Disaster Area

By |2019-09-01T22:19:55-05:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Fukushima Disaster Area.  There are some things which you simply don’t really want to score well at. Avoiding the highest rating within the International Nuclear Event Scale is a worthwhile endeavor. Chernobyl was given the highest classification, Level 7. Only one other nuclear disaster received the same calamitous rating and that was the Fukushima Daiichi [...]

Must-See Japanese Landmarks

By |2019-09-05T22:05:49-05:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Must-see Japanese landmarks. Once you get past the vending machines, bizarre but fun maid cafes, Shinkansen bullet trains, and conveyor belts overflowing with sushi, it is time to explore some of Japan’s history. Japan has had a long history of isolation beginning in 1633, where foreigners were banned from entering the island nation. The isolation [...]

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