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...

the haeinsa temple and the tripitaka koreana [vlog]

The Haeinsa Temple was founded during the third year of King Ae-Jang's reign , by two monks Suneung and Ijung. The name "Haein" originates...

koyasan and the daito, or great pagoda

Koyasan, Japan is a center of Buddhist study and practice, located in the Wakayama Prefecture at an elevation of approximately 900 meters above...

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...

angkor thom: angkor wat’s impressive brother

Angkor Wat is a name that conjures up images of temples in the jungle and of Lara Croft in her best Tomb Raider finery....

the ruins of tikal, guatemala

If you find yourself in the region of Central America closest to Mexico, you have a unique opportunity to see one of the most...

a vlog from registan square, samarkand, uzbekistan

              Any tour of Uzbekistan must include Registan Square, which was for many centuries the heart of Samarkand, and quite an interesting site.  

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...

mostar and the old bridge in bosnia and herzegovina

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, my partner and I decided to spend a day in Mostar, Bosnia and...

the city of fes, morocco

Fes is the medieval capital of Morocco, and represents a learned and glorious period in Islamic civilization. Fes has the best-preserved old city in...

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