Unique Experiences

Visiting The Wagah Border Ceremony From Pakistan And India

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

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 [...]

Trekking For Gorillas In Kahuzi-Biega National Park

By |2019-10-03T21:47:33-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Gorillas Kahuzi-Biega National Park. “Sporadic but severe outbreaks of violence targeting civilians, including killing, rape, kidnapping, and pillaging, continue” … “A significant number of both confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been reported”. These are some of the travel advisories for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Not exactly reassuring. Not what you would want [...]

Temples of Bagan Photo Experience

By |2021-08-24T07:11:09-05:00March 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 [...]

Royal Drummers Of Burundi

By |2021-04-16T15:37:14-05:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Royal Drummers Burundi. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that excited about to be traveling to Burundi. Fellow travelers have shared with me their stories of corruption and difficulties with the police. And finally, my research did not result in any must-see landmarks in Burundi. There is no equivalent of gorilla trekking, Grand Mosque, or Table Mountain [...]

Trekking For Gorillas In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

By |2019-07-01T10:41:39-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Gorillas Bwindi Uganda.  The howl.  The whooping.  The sounds projected through the forest. Our ranger looked back at us.  “We are close … five minutes.”  The hair on my arms stood up at attention.  I was about to see my first mountain gorilla in the wild.  In the world, there are no mountain gorillas [...]

Visiting The Nyamirambo Women’s Center In Kigali

By |2019-05-25T08:12:41-05:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting Nyamirambo Women's Center.  Eighteen women banded together in 2007.  Their goal was to empower local women in the community and address gender-based inequality and discrimination.  Today, over 50 women in this Kigali neighborhood are living better and richer lives.  Nyamirambo Women’s Center (NWC) offers community-based tours, including neighborhood walks, cooking classes, and a weaving [...]

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