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,...

an oasis of espresso in bukhara, uzbekistan

Regardless of where I travel, my running internal commentary is "hmmm... that would be a nice place for a café." I am usually thinking...

inle lake: the venice of myanmar [video]

More fron Inle Lake, Myanmar, which has been called the "Venice of Myanmar."  Let's see why. View on YouTube

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...

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...

kyoto’s kinkaku, or golden pavillion

Kyoto was quite a surprise. I didn't know much about the city except that it was the location for the the UN climate change...

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...

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 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...

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...

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