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,...

why i love japanese vending machines

Among the more prominent features of each and every Japanese street I walked down were the vending machines. Whether it was next to a...

the javan rhino is now extinct in vietnam. less than fifty remain in...

Both the World Wildlife Fund and the International Rhino Foundation have declared Vietnam's rare Javan rhinoceros extinct in that area after a group of...

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...

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...

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...

mr. that’s [not so] wild ride

Mr. That (pronounced “tat”) was my Tuk-Tuk driver during my days exploring Angkor Wat from Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Tuk-Tuk is such a common...

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...

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...

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...

stay connected

0FansLike
74FollowersFollow
220SubscribersSubscribe