Norway has been on my TODO list for many years, but I never got around to visiting it, until 2023. Finally, the world opened up, and following a European tour I finally managed to schedule something in Norway, and spend
After three hectic months stuck in Hong Kong, the last stage of a long pandemic, I was finally able to venture out in December 2023 to visit one of my favorite countries – Japan. I’ve previously visited and enjoyed the
It’s been over a decade since I last visit Istanbul, and a new visit was long overdue. I somehow timed it after Easter and at the height of Eid al-Fitr at the end of the Ramadan, which I thought was
After a somewhat challenging first half of 2023 in visiting Malaysia and Indonesia, Greece seemed like a very calm and charming place to rewind and recharge. I visited around Easter time, which meant that everything was off season very quiet.
I’ve heard so much about Penang over the years and have always wanted to go, but had some technical difficulties in being able to visit Malaysia. Two years ago these technical difficulties were resolved and I finally got to wander
Visiting Johannesburg, I joined a tour of Soweto. Having listened to Trevor Noah’s book on his childhood growing up in Soweto, it was interesting to try and make sense of what life might have been like growing up in that
On my way to Beer Sheva in the southern desert part of Israel I was looking for nearby local attractions, and noticed a couple of historical sites I have not been to before, and decided to stop by. Well, surprise.
On my last day before returning my car and departing Crete, I ventured up to the mid-Crete mountains for some last-minute adventures. One of those, I admit, sounded promising but ended up being pretty odd – Museum Homo Sapiens. It
Hong Kong has many wonderful getaway islands, offering good day-trip hike getaways from the hustle bustle of Hong Kong urban life. The longer I stayed in Hong Kong, the harder it became to find new escapes, so it was wonderful
Bangkok has a lot of hidden gems, and every time I visit I get to see new wonderful things that I missed in previous visits. In my last visit in Bangkok I got to linger a bit longer and make