goodbye japan, hello kitty

As I made my way to Tokyo's Narita airport for a long journey back to North America, I contemplated my time in Japan as...

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...

everything in cambodia costs one dollar

While navigating the streets of various Cambodian towns, certain themes develop. One is the ubiquitous question of "would you like Tuk Tuk?" Another involves...

vlog from the site of occupy central, hong kong

Occupy Central is a civil disobedience campaign initiated by Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, and...

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...

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...

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...

the anti-nuclear movement in japan gains momentum

In the country that has experienced what some say is the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, thousands of citizens protesting against the...

the pacific island nation of tuvalu has only a few days of water left

Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, and an independent nation since it achieved independence...

the hedonism of patong in phuket, thailand [video]

Patong is a city on the Thai island of Phuket, and one of its most popular tourist destinations.  It’s beach is famous for its...

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