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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 [...]

Three Days In Burundi

By |2019-05-25T08:10:06-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Visiting Burundi. I was one of the first of the plane, and I motored to immigration. An official handed me a slip, which I hastily filled out. I had now assumed pole position and was speeding to get my passport stamped. An official doublechecked my papers and informed me there were two forms, not just [...]

Learning About The Rwandan Genocide In Kigali Rwanda

By |2019-05-25T08:12:39-05:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Learning About Rwandan Genocide Kigali Rwanda.  The streets are so clean.  There are neatly painted curbs demarcating the sidewalks.  I fixated on the center line dividing the road as my car rumbled across the pavement.  I was fascinated and impressed.  I recently spent 3 weeks in Western Africa and the word that comes to mind [...]

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Ivory Coast – Must-See

By |2019-05-28T08:38:31-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Must-See Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Ivory Coast.  Ivory Coast located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa for centuries was comprised of several kingdoms.  In 1843, Ivory Coast became a protectorate of France until it gained its independence in 1960.  Felix Houphouet-Boigny ruled the country from 1960 until 1993 bringing relative stability and [...]

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