The North Face-Trekking To Everest Base Camp-Tibet

Tibet changed my life. I have never looked at the world the same since. If you want to touch the deepest part of your soul, visit this land. The roots of spirituality are here. The sites and landscape are breathtaking. When I came many things were on my list to see. The temples and palaces […]

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World’s Greatest Fish Auction-Tsukiji Fish Market-Tokyo, Japan

Tsukiji Market-Tokyo, Japan. Home to the world famous tuna auction where wholesalers bid on blue fin tuna worth tens of thousands of dollars almost everyday. For the lucky few who brave the early morning hour like myself recently it’s a chance to get up close to this unique arena of high stakes bidding on the […]

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Temples, Gods, And A Whisky Drinking Goat-Kolkata, India

The Khali Temple in the Khalighat section of Kolkata, India. I was here with my friend Subroto who was showing me the area. This is also where Mother Teresa’s home for the Dying Destitute is located. And it’s also where you can find Bhola The Goat. Yes, this goat is named Bhola, and he is […]

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Greatest Camel Show On Earth-Pushkar, India

This is the Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India. I came here for the annual Pushkar Camel Fair. When camel traders and animal herders ascend on this town with 50,000 horses, cattle, and the star attraction, the camels. Pushkar is like no other town in India you will visit. The village area wraps […]

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Swinging With The Gibbons-Zip Lining Laos

Laos is a country that is very appealing to me. It’s in the heart of Asia but for some reason has remained a low tourist traffic area on the South East Asia circuit. Whether it’s backpackers or luxury travelers, the big numbers are not there yet. It’s surprising because it has amenities and activities to […]

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My Beloved Nepal-Part 5-Worship Amidst Ruins

When I visited Nepal in May of 2015 the country was in the middle of one of the worst natural disasters in it’s history. Fear was felt everywhere as the second biggest tremor registering 7.3 shook the country on May 12 followed by more aftershocks. Despite the uncertain future and the constant fear of another […]

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Layover In Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou is the third largest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai. It’s historic name is Canton, recognizable for it’s world-famous food, one of the eight culinary traditions of Chinese cuisine. It’s also a busy important transportation hub and commercial center hosting the biannual Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in China. For many, like […]

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My Beloved Nepal-Earthquake Stories Part 4-Sankhu Devastation

Sankhu, is a historic town that sits on the old Tibetan salt trade route in the Kathmandu Valley, 17kmh away from the capital of Kathmandu. I made a few trips to the village in May 2015 that had suffered severe damage and loss from the series of earthquakes and aftershocks that began on April 25. […]

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My Beloved Nepal-Earthquake Stories-Part 3-Fear And Homelessness

Soon after I arrived in Kathmandu on May 12, 2015, the day the 7.3 earthquake struck the country fear, like a virus, once again spread throughout cities, towns and villages everywhere. People had just started to resume regular life, minimally their usual routines amid the crumbling buildings, destruction and homelessness that many faced. Tented camps […]

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My Beloved Nepal-Earthquake Stories Part 2-Patan’s Durbar Square

Patan is one of three royal cities in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, the other two are Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. All three former kingdoms feature a Durbar(royal) Square that are made up of temples, idles, shrines, and a former palace where each royal family lived. When I visited Patan in May 2015 I was saddened by the […]

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