the algerian pavilion [le pavillon algérien] at expo 2017 in astana, kazakhstan

For my friends in Algeria, this is the Algerian pavilion at Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Pour mes amis en Algérie, c'est le pavillon...

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...

vlog from the shwedagon pagoda, yangon, myanmar

The Shwedagon is a gilded pagoda and stupa 325 ft in height that is located in Yangon, Myanmar. The pagoda lies to the...

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...

shinjuku tokyo’s golden gai

Golden Gai is a small, hidden area of Shinjuku in Tokyo only a ten minute walk from Shinjuku station. I had heard a lot...

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...

snow falls in auckland, new zealand for the first time in 80 years

What is going on with the global weather?  This summer, every state in the U.S. has broken heat records, and the New York area...

strange and fascinating ashgabat, turkmenistan

Imagine yourself in a grand and shiny new city, built to resemble ancient Rome, with Bellagio-style fountains everywhere. Huge public parks dot the cityscape....

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...

the intha fishermen of inle lake, myanmar [vlog]

The Intha are members of a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group living around Inle Lake. They speak an archaic dialect of Burmese and support themselves through...

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