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Visiting The Must-See Golden Temple In Amritsar

By |2019-09-30T02:11:25-06:00September 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 |2019-09-30T09:49:59-06:00September 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 |2019-09-01T22:19:55-06:00September 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 |2019-09-05T22:05:49-06:00August 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 [...]

Non-Seafood Options In Japan

By |2019-09-05T22:04:29-06:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Asia|

Non-seafood options Japan. Hello foodies! Excited about your trip to Japan? Endless conveyor belts of sushi and incredibly fresh seafood everywhere you look. But what happens if you do not eat seafood or fish? Should you cancel your trip or pack a dozen boxes of Cap'n Crunch to sustain yourself as you are inundated by [...]

No Double Dipping In Osaka

By |2019-09-05T22:02:52-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

In 1993, George Costanza, the fictional character on Seinfeld, brought to the masses the risks and dangers of “double-dipping”. No one has ever looked at a bowl of salsa the same way.  Eating Kushikatsu Osaka and no double dipping in Osaka. But, it appears the original harbinger of double-dipping [...]

The Yazidis Of Armenia

By |2019-06-23T13:12:30-06:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Yazidis in Armenia.  The Yazidis have been in the news for all of the wrong reasons over the past several years. The Yazidis practice their own unique religion and caught the ire of ISIS. Yazidis are spread throughout the world numbering 1.5 million, but the highest concentration can be found in northern Iraq. ISIS was intent [...]

The Assyrians Of Armenia

By |2019-06-23T13:15:24-06:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Assyrians in Armenia.  I have visited Armenia every year since 2003. I have seen a lot of changes, and many for the better. Money has poured in. Infrastructure has improved greatly, whether it is roads, hotels, restaurants, and tour providers. With the improved infrastructure and positive media, I have seen tremendous growth in tourism. The vast [...]

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