Saturday, November 18, 2017

malta votes on whether to legalize divorce

The only country in Europe in which divorce is illegal, Malta today began voting on a referendum to legalize divorce.  The new law, if...

the tumuli burial mounds of gyeongju

One of the cities in South Korea that is lauded as the most important for seeing archaeological artifacts is the city of Gyeongju. This...

pod living at tokyo’s haneda airport

I've stayed in a few so-called "Pod Hotels" in various cities including New York, and was always somewhat disappointed that I did not get...

the vernadsky antarctic research base [video]

During my travels along the Antarctic peninsula, I had the privilege to visit some of the few part-time inhabitants of Antarctica with a stop...

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...

ancient merv, an archaeological gem in the karakum desert

Turkmenistan is a country full of unexpected surprises, and if you have nerve enough to navigate the quite complex and a bit costly visa...

an espresso in marrakech and the randomness of birth

As I sat in one of the many cafés to be found near the central Jamaa el Fna square in Marrakech, I watched...

rio de janeiro’s famous cristo redentor: a trip to selfie stick hell

I made my way to Rio de Janeiro during the week that included Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day. This was partially due...

have you ever been to egypt?

This week's events in Egypt were truly historic, and brought to life in real time the expression "the revolution will be televised."  Now that...

a mere mortal vs. the airport travel gods

The root of the word travel is the same root as the French word “travailler,’ which means to work.  This makes sense when one...

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