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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 The Children’s Circus In Kabul

By |2019-12-22T14:40:15-06:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Visiting the children’s circus in Kabul. Life goes on. People wake up. Put their clothes on. And they go about their day. Yet, some people have to overcome much larger challenges every single day. Over one billion people live on $1 a day. Tens of millions have been forced to flee their homes. Others in Yemen [...]

Watching Buzkashi In Afghanistan

By |2019-12-08T20:07:11-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Watching Buzkashi in Afghanistan. Buzkashi is not a sport for the faint-hearted. Think of polo on horses, but the ball is dead goat, missing its head. Men on horses compete fiercely to grab the goat off the ground (or from a competitor) and race to the goal while fending off other players. In Farsi, Buzkashi [...]

Exploring The Aral Sea In Uzbekistan

By |2019-11-17T23:55:17-06:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Exploring The Aral Sea In Uzbekistan. When the name Uzbekistan slips into the conversation, images of the Silk Road waltz through my mind. I conjure pictures from Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva of ancient walled cities, ancient mosques, and azure-tiled minarets. Yet, there is more to explore in Uzbekistan than just the Silk Road. [...]

Meeting Prince James And Liam Of The Principality Of Sealand

By |2019-10-07T07:40:18-05:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Europe, Unique Experiences|

Meeting Prince James And Liam Of The Principality Of Sealand.  Let’s face it, many people around the world are fascinated with the royals. Just think of the obsession with Princes Diana or the weddings of Harry & Meghan and William & Kate. Royal family intrigue is not typically of interest to me, but I had [...]

The People Of Peshawar

By |2019-10-06T05:38:30-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

The people of Peshawar. Visiting Peshawar Pakistan. Peshawar is ancient city whose history can be traced back 2500 years. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. Peshawar sits in a valley and is only 30 miles (50 km) from the Afghan border. In fact, the main ethnic group in the Peshawar region is [...]

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