Tagged: Reflections

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...

Reflections on Madagascar

I’ve wanted to visit this country for a long time. And not because I’ve seen the movie, Madagascar. I haven’t. I’ve wanted to come because islands have always fascinated me and this is the world’s fourth largest one. It turned...

Getting Around the World in About One Month

When I set out on this journey, I planned to take in the world, not take it on. I went to places I’d read about, but never seen. Nowhere I visited was “undiscovered.” There were Starbucks, Apple Stores, and KFC’s...

Reflections on Sydney

If Paris is known for kissing, Copenhagen for bikes, Cape Town for Table Mountain, and Hong Kong for shopping. Then, Sydney must be known for beer. Because they drink a lot of it. But there’s a lot more to this...

Reflections on Hong Kong

There are a lot of tourists here in Hong Kong. You can easily identify them. A tourist wears his backpack as a frontpack. He checks for his wallet as obviously and frequently as he’s able. His passport and money are...

Reflections on Paris

My time in the first city of this RTW adventure is coming to a close. Ironically, as I write this, I’m hearing what I write in a French accent in my head. The city has gotten into my brains. I...