a vlog from abiverd, turkmenistan

The ancient settlement of Abiverd is one of eight historical reserves of Turkmenistan along with Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan etc. The ruins of Abiverd...

the mutant strawberries of south korea

As I walked around various South Korean cities, I couldn't help but notice the huge amount of strawberries available on every street corner. Not...

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...

and you thought the glass of milk was expensive

Knowing several European languages is no help in Japan. In Osaka in particular, there is a decided lack of English speakers, even in the...

the hiroshima peace park and the atomic dome [vlog]

Very little remains of the city of Hiroshima from before August 6, 1945 when the world's first use of an atomic weapon changed the...

a golden king keeps watch over seoul

There are many things to see in the center of the grand Gwanghawmun Square in the heart of Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace with Mount Bukaksan...

a journey to mount yasur: tanna, vanuatu’s active volcano

Mount Yasur is an active volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, 1,184 ft above sea level, on the coast near Sulphur Bay, southeast of...

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...

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,...

a north korean defector in the demilitarized zone [dmz]

The Demilitarized Zone or DMZ as it is known, is an 155 mile expanse of land that hugs the border, or Military Demarcation...

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