Category Archives: Asia

Plenty Of Eastern Europe Content Coming Here Soon

Salutations! Beginning this weekend I’ll be embarking on a five-country tour of Eastern Europe, through Istanbul, Turkey; Belgrade, Serbia; Timisoara, Romania; Szeged and Budapest, Hungary; and Bratislava, Slovakia. (I may stop by Vienna if I have the time.) After that … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Photo – Balloons Over Cappadocia

My brother and his girlfriend are traveling in Turkey, and he sent this photo the other day from a balloon ride over the Cappadocian valley at dawn. Looks like it’s a popular activity, and I can see why. What a … Continue reading

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Shanghai Surprise – Eight Day China Tour for $1200

Well, we almost booked a trip to China over Thanksgiving. Living Social, the deal-of-the-day website (similar to Groupon), sells vacation packages at highly discounted rates, and that’s where the Carioca found an 8-day getaway to the People’s Republic, including airfare … Continue reading

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The Passport Files: Turkey

In June 2001, my friend Kevin and I took a trip through Asia Minor, where we crossed paths with a Trojan horse, a bellydancer, the tomb of the Virgin Mary, and a flesh-eating Scottsman. Such are the wonders of Turkey. … Continue reading

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Lost in Tokyo

When my college friend Jenny emailed to tell me she’d moved to Japan to teach English for a year, a tiny, buzzing light bulb flickered above my head. I had never been to the Far East, or Orient, as it … Continue reading

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