a vlog from registan square, samarkand, uzbekistan

              Any tour of Uzbekistan must include Registan Square, which was for many centuries the heart of Samarkand, and quite an interesting site.  

residents of bangkok, thailand flee the coming floods

In the latest chapter of the story of Mother Nature’s fury, Thailand has been inundated with flooding lately, partly due to a particularly fierce...

seoul’s gyeongbokgung palace

In the center of the city of Seoul, just steps from the opera house and U.S. Embassy, can be found one of the most...

yesterday wasn’t the end of the world, but this place feels like the end...

Among my favorite places on Earth are those places that take me out of space and time, and make me feel like I am...

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...

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...

s-21: a facebook of cambodian genocide

During the Vietnam War, Cambodia was used as a base by the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong, and thousands of refugees from...

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...

angkor thom: angkor wat’s impressive brother

Angkor Wat is a name that conjures up images of temples in the jungle and of Lara Croft in her best Tomb Raider finery....

a 100 year old mosque among the hong kong mid-levels

In the heart of the chaos of central Hong Kong can be found the Central – Mid-Levels Escalator system, the world's longest outdoor covered...

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