election fever in iraqi kurdistan

The legislative elections in Iraq will take place on April 30, and throughout the entirety of the country, 328 seats are up for grabs....

a tour of the grand palace complex in bangkok, thailand [video]

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings...

the japanese yen is a dangerous currency

It is common knowledge that Tokyo is not a city for the thrifty. In fact, according to a February report from the Economist, Tokyo...

a virtual tour of sydney harbour: day and night [video]

From a land down under, this video is a didgeridoo-filled tour of Sydney, Australia's famous landmarks and skyline from its harbour including the Opera House...

facebook heads to the arctic circle, and goes green

It was announced this week that Facebook will soon build its first server location outside of the United States – near the Arctic Circle....

asbury park: a jersey shore beach destination with nineteenth century roots

Asbury Park, New Jersey is probably best known for its connection to Bruce Springsteen and rock bands such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury...

my tour of the runways of queens: a delayed flight to los angeles

Whenever someone I know moves to a new city or country, I immediately begin the mental exercise of planning a trip there.  So, when...

a singapore icon: the marina bay sands and its skypark

Singapore is a bustling city state of several million people. It boasts many a skyscraper, not on the scale of a city like Shanghai,...

travails, dogs and blue eye shadow on the way to paradise

According to many sources the origin of the word travel is likely connected to the French word travailler which means "to work." Other sources...

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