Surreal North Korea

By |2021-04-14T22:40:48-05:00July 1st, 2014|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do I have in common with Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle? No, we are all not serial killers. But we have all gone on vacation to North Korea. The difference ends there. Miller and Fowle are in jail in North Korea, and I am back home, writing this story. North Korea aka the [...]

Visit Minsk Now!

By |2019-07-01T06:20:18-05:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Why should you visit Belarus? President Alexander Lukashenko is known as the “last dictator of Europe”. He has been in power since 1994, winning four elections. He rules the country with a totalitarian-Stalinist fist. Minsk, the capital, at first appearance is a pleasant and relaxed city. This initial impression belies a darker reality. Dissent is not [...]

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