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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 [...]

Visiting Grand Palace Bangkok

By |2020-07-13T08:15:19-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting Grand Palace Bangkok.  The Grand Palace complex in Bangkok is by no means an off-the-beaten-path monument, but it is a positively a must-see masterpiece.  It is the 4th ranked Thing To Do in Bangkok on TripAdvisor with over 16,000 reviews.  The Grand Palace complex is the official residence of the King of Thailand (formally Siam).  [...]

Visiting Wat Samphran

By |2020-09-12T05:03:59-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting Wat Samphran.  The visitor to Bangkok will be introduced, whether it is via Tripadvisor or companies offering day trips, to the typical circuit of temples. The tourist will witness the glorious colors of the Wat Phra Kaew, the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, and the sun set behind Wat Arun. These are all amazing temples [...]

Two-Week Agenda In Uzbekistan

By |2019-12-22T14:36:23-06:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Asia, Must-See|

Two-Week Agenda In Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s first leader from independence in 1991 to his death in 2016, ruled this country with an iron fist. His harsh policies overflowed and negatively impacted travelers to Uzbekistan. Upon Karimov’s death, Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed the presidency and the country made significant changes. Some of these positive changes positively effected [...]

Visiting the Jihad Museum Afghanistan

By |2019-12-22T14:44:53-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting the Jihad Museum Afghanistan. I’ve been fortunate to visit some of the world’s most renowned museums of the world such as the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, and the Hermitage. I have even managed to explore lesser known gems like the Bardo Musuem, Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History or Nukus Museum of Art (I.V. Savitsky collection). [...]

Visiting The Tomb Of Ahmad Shah Massoud

By |2019-11-27T20:50:25-06:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting The Tomb Of Ahmad Shah Massoud. The Mujahideen were painted as courageous and resilient freedom fighters as they defended their lands from the Soviet invaders in the 1980s. None were more lionized than Ahmad Shah Massoud. Massoud was an Afghan politician and a military commander who led the guerrilla resistance in the Panjshir Valley. [...]

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, [...]

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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