Asia

Beautiful Bali

I’m writing this post from Bali using only nine fingers. Something stung me yesterday rendering my left ring finger useless. But I’m not going to let that stop me from posting some of my experiences from this trip to Indonesia’s island of Bali. (UPDATE: I read on the internet that...

Tokyo 2.0

For some, travel is about consistency. Returning to the same place – say, the beach – year after year. That kind of travel is about getting to know a place intimately. And I respect it. But, it’s not for me. I prefer something different each time I take a trip. That means seeing a...

Jeju Island: So, That Happened

I was torn. Part of me wanted to stay in Mongolia for another day (I really love that place), but the other part of me wanted to see someplace new. And that’s the side that won out. I’m drawn to new places. The excitement! I consulted the Traveler’s Century Club List and noticed...

Reflections on Mongolia

This marks the 57th country or territory I’ve visited from the Traveler’s Century Club list and the 44th UN Member State. My desire to visit 193 UN Countries means it’s not often I am willing to visit a country a second time before completing my goal. But I can say confidently I...

Nearly Knocked Out in Ulaanbaatar

Yesterday, I wrote a little about the Mongolian people’s success as empire builders. Part of their success was due to an intense fighting spirit that — I discovered — lives on today. Cell service doesn’t yet exist in the Mongolian Steppe, which meant I was “off the...