The Beauty of Iran Held Me Hostage

The Beauty of Iran Held Me Hostage

Fellow wanderlust, Sandeep Singh, recently visited Iran and found beauty beyond what he expected to see. When he sent me this article with these five incredible photos, my jaw hanged ...

Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham

This Cathedral is Thirty Years in the Making But Still Unfinished

This Cathedral of Transfiguration in Markham, Ontario is thirty years in the making but still unfinished. And nobody knows when exactly it’s going to see the light of the day ...

WorldPride Parade 2014 Toronto

World Pride Parade Toronto 2014 Photos

World Pride Parade Toronto 2014 celebrations might be over, but I still have my hangover. In fact, I am writing this right now with my head a bit spinning. The ...

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Things to do in Havana

35 Things to do in Havana

Havana is a kaleidoscope of everything: of collapsing decay, of oozing sexuality, ...
The Amazing Petra in Jordan

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE. Petra is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. ...
Things to do in Brunei SOAS Mosque

Things to do in Brunei – A Country of No Fun?

(I asked an Aussie friend, Jonathan, to be a guest blogger and ...

Mexico – Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was once the center of the Mayan universe. It’s an ...

Cambodia: Grand Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city—and it is a city of contrasts. ...

11 Things To Do and See In Beijing

(A friend of mine and his family are going for a one-week ...

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The Great Confucius is Buried in this Humble Plot

The Great Confucius is Buried in this Humble Plot

Confucius or Kong Zi, in Chinese, is buried in a humble plot in Qufu, Shandong Province. His tomb has no sign of luxury or grandeur of a philosopher whose analects shaped China—and are still highly-regarded until today. While I was still working in Beijing, one of my students told the class that he’s a descendant of […]

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Libreria la Escalera Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba – things to do, see, scams and annoyances

My fabulous, Cuban landlords had warned me not to go to Santiago de Cuba — and I should have listened. Well, I actually did. I scrapped it off my list of places to visit before flying to Havana. Instead of going to Santiago, I changed my itinerary to Vinales. However, as I started my way […]

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The Creoles of Santiago de Cuba

The Creoles of Santiago de Cuba

Tired from my own walking tour in Santiago de Cuba, I sat down on a bench at Plaza de Dolores. Out of nowhere, these Creoles showed up, sat on the opposite bench and got ready to play their music. However, they seemed restless. Their eyes were wandering around for a sight of police officers. In […]

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The Day When Germany Won The World Cup

The Day When Germany Won The World Cup

Toronto football fans went bonkers on the day when Germany won the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. They cheered loudly and spilled out onto the streets to celebrate victory for Germany’s football team. Argentina fans wept but not beyond inconsolable. It was a good game. Messi’s team didn’t lose without giving Muller’s team the best […]

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Top Travelling Times in Turkey

Top Travelling Times in Turkey

A wonderful mixture of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is a fantastic holiday destination with so much to see and do.  Where East meets West, the whole country bursts with thousands of years of history. Plenty of companies like First Choice offer Turkey holidays, taking you to a truly remarkable place for a mesmerising experience. Turkey […]

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Visiting Che Guevarra in Santa Clara Cuba

Visiting Che Guevarra in Santa Clara

If you love history and all things that are associated with Che Guevarra, Santa Clara is the place to be. The famous guerrilla is immortalized everywhere around the city. It’s like the city is a memorial to Che. You see him in propaganda billboards, murals and souvenirs. Visiting Che Guevarra in Santa Clara is good […]

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