May 20, 2014
I have now been to North Korea on several different visits, and my most recent trip inspired one main thought in my head: North Koreans know how to have fun!
May 16, 2013
In the past I've had the opportunity to visit DMZ from the North Korean side , and on a recent trip to South Korea I decided to head up again to see it from the South.
June 24, 2015
At first, Seoul can seem a bit cold and uninviting; however once you get the lie of the land and work out where to go, it quickly becomes clear how much this city really has to offer.
October 2, 2014
On my most recent trip to the DPRK, I decided to embark on a road trip unseen by most outside of the country, from Pyongyang to Hamhung and Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast.
July 22, 2014
I recently took a trip to Pyongsong, a forty-minute drive from Pyongyang. A sleepy little village only just over half a century ago, Pyongsong has now grown into the capital of South Pyongan county, and a significant wholesalers' trading post.
May 18, 2015
At first South Korea left me cold and vaguely confused. However, I have grown to deeply admire its odd mélange of ultra-modern high-tech, glaring pop culture and homespun folk customs. Forget clubbing in Gangnam; meander the street markets of Seoul like Insadong to glimpse ladies wrapped in hanbok jackets and old men swapping war stories while poking each other with acupuncture needles.
April 4, 2015
Politics aside, North Korea is certainly one of the least understood countries on earth. I have been fortunate to visit the 'Hermit Kingdom' three times (and counting). By exploring beyond Pyongyang and meeting as many North Koreans as possible, I can confirm that reality here defies the image painted by Western media. There is much to see but perhaps most importantly, this is a safe travel destination quite unlike any other.
January 9, 2013
North Korea is a place where people who think they've been everywhere need to go - So off I went to North Korea, all the way to their side of the DMZ to see what all the fuss was about.
September 11, 2014
Karakol is unlike any other part of Kyrgyzstan. Its scenery, its diversity of people, its attractions, and even its cuisine are all unique and have a wonderfully authentic feel. And after my kitschy Issyk Kul lake experience, unique and authentic were two traits I was craving.
December 31, 2012
The 798 Art Zone industrial area has interesting origins. Known as the "Dashanzi Factory Complex," it was formerly a cooperative engagement founded upon an alliance with the erstwhile Soviet Union (and East Germany).
March 30, 2013
What is it about Japan that so thrills us with almost uninhibited enthusiasm? What is the grand secret the Japanese are able to conjure almost at will in their quest to be exquisitely precise in all they do?
February 14, 2013
The largest peaceful gathering on Earth, the Kumbh Mela festival involves millions of people making a pilgrimage to the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, where they will bathe in an attempt to purify their sins.