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No Double Dipping In Osaka

By |2019-09-05T22:02:52-05:00August 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 |2019-06-23T13:12:30-05:00June 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 |2019-06-23T13:15:24-05:00June 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 [...]

Temples of Bagan Photo Experience

By |2019-05-25T08:09:39-05:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Bagan Photo Experience.  I have expressed my love for Temples of Bagan previously. I am a strong believer that these temples should be categorized in the top tier of must-see landmarks in the world. I have visited these temples four times beginning in 2005. And I want to go back again. Soon. Bagan was the [...]

Wat Pan Tao Ceremony

By |2019-05-25T08:13:52-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , , |

Wat Pan Tao Ceremony. The northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is the home of hundreds of Buddhist temples. A visitor can spend several days cycling and visiting these diverse temples in this ancient walled city.  There is so much to see and do in northern Thailand, check out these Chiang Mai tours.  One temple [...]

Visiting The Remote, Eastern Part Of Bhutan

By |2020-01-06T20:54:40-06:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Visiting East Bhutan.  In the world of tourism, Bhutan is often an afterthought.  Miniscule Bhutan located at the end of the Eastern Himalaya is squeezed between twin population bombs of China and India.  Only 700,000 people call Bhutan home.  Approximately 250,000 tourists made a visit to Bhutan in 2017, with 180,000 visiting from the region (mostly [...]

A Year In Review 2018

By |2020-01-29T09:59:01-06:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Asia, Oceania, Unique Experiences|

A Year In Review 2018. It was a busy travel year in 2018 with some incredible experiences. After spending New Year’s Eve in NYC, I began my country collecting in Fiji (after my flight was delayed for three days due to a Boston snow storm). Fiji was my 116th country. And in November, I visited my [...]

Faces Of Bhutan, Part II

By |2020-01-06T20:57:06-06:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Asia, Photos, Unique Experiences|

Faces Of Bhutan, Part II. I have traveled to Bhutan three times, approximately spending a month in the country.  I have also worked with a local travel operator as a consultant for three years.  If you need advice or help, planning a trip to Bhutan, please email me at Ric @ GlobalGaz.com   I highlighted some of [...]

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