the metéora monasteries of central greece

On a camping trip through northern Greece a few years back with some Italian friends, we happened upon a world heritage site that I...

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...

in suzhou, china: getting the social studies textbook feeling

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent 16 day trip to China, my partner and I spent a day in Suzhou, a major city...

the endangered golden monkeys of rwanda [video]

While mountain gorilla trekking gets most of the Rwanda wildlife fanfare , there is also another trek that intrepid travelers can do while near...

mr. that’s [not so] wild ride

Mr. That (pronounced “tat”) was my Tuk-Tuk driver during my days exploring Angkor Wat from Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Tuk-Tuk is such a common...

do not bring things with loathsome smell to osaka

After arriving at my hotel in Osaka's Namba neighborhood, I relaxed a while and then checked out the place in more depth. The Osaka...

an unexpected aerial tour of nyc

On my early morning flight back from Montreal Trudeau to New York LaGuardia, I received two complimentary amenities: the first being a drink of...

a trip back to the good old days of museums: национален археологически музей

I started off my day in Sofia as I do in most every city, on a quest for a good cappuccino.  Within an hour...

the royal palace at phnom penh

Phnom Penh is a bustling city of 2.3 million on the banks of the Mekong river. It became the capital of Cambodia in the...

the duhok national museum in kurdistan, iraq

It is not every day that one gets the opportunity to visit a museum that is less than six months old. Visiting the National...

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