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Faces Of Iraq

By |2021-11-24T08:30:32-06:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Asia, Photos, Unique Experiences|

Faces Of Iraq, Breaking Stereotypes.  Iraq has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons for as long as I can remember.  There was the brutal war between Iran and Iraq which took the lives of over 1,000,000 souls.  Iraq invaded and occupied its diminutive neighbor, Kuwait.  Iraq and its leader, Saddam Hussein, were [...]

Abandoned Young Pioneer Camp In Armenia

By |2021-09-13T02:44:29-05:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Abandoned Young Pioneer Camp In Armenia.  Road trip!  Armenia style.  At first brush, on a guided trip you might think Armenia is solely populated with ancient rock monasteries and abundant helpings of khorovats (BBQ Armenian meats).  But scratch the surface just a bit … and you will realize this landlocked country offers much more. On my [...]

Visiting Hua Lamphong Train Station

By |2021-03-20T16:13:14-05:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting Hua Lamphong Train Station .  Every city has its monuments, maybe an ancient temple or a world-renowned museum.  And then you have the functional landmarks like a grand post office or a central train station.  While Bangkok has more than its fair share of fantastical and historical Buddhist temples, it also has a noted train [...]

Visiting Koh Mak

By |2021-02-22T10:27:47-06:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Visiting Koh Mak.  Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi.  When travelers think of Thai islands, these are some of the islands where travel plans are made first.  And not without good reason.  There are some fantastic beaches, great restaurants, and awesome resorts.  But, these islands are overflowing with tourists who are scrambling between a McDonalds and [...]

Spectating NLD – Aung San Suu Kyi Political Rally

By |2021-02-04T06:04:38-06:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Spectating NLD - Aung San Suu Kyi Political Rally 2012 Myanmar - Burma.  When the topic of travel is brought up, often the first question posed is “what is your favorite country?”  For those who travel extensively, this query can often result in mere pretense.  Most travelers I have spoken with or interviewed do not have [...]

Lopburi Monkey Festival

By |2020-12-22T03:01:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Lopburi Monkey Festival.  Everyone loves a great party and the monkeys of Lopburi are no different.  Think great conversation, abundant food, and some catchy music are you too can be celebrating at the Lopburi Monkey Festival. Lopburi, a town of 30,000, can be found a couple of hours north of Bangkok.  It is an easy drive, [...]

Visiting Phuket Vegetarian Festival

By |2020-12-22T03:00:15-06:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Phuket Vegetarian Festival.  Always look for the silver lining.  I have been “stuck” in Thailand since mid-March.  While I spent a couple of months mostly quarantined in my apartment, by June Thailand had effectively opened up.  This meant there was time to explore parts of Thailand I had not been to before.  The added bonus [...]

Visiting King Power Mahanakhon

By |2020-09-24T03:15:15-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting King Power Mahanakhon.  It is not an obsession, but I definitely enjoy visiting the tallest buildings when visiting a new city.  I have admired the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Petronas Towers in KL, the Taipei 101 obviously in Taipei, the Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) in Chicago, and the Bitexco Financial Tower in [...]

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