Having your eyes set on a top attraction when traveling is often a good idea, but it can backfire. My son was resolved on riding an elephant during our vacation in Sri Lanka, and had been talking about it for months. But finding an elephant to ride in the south coast of Sri Lanka was actually more difficult than imagined. Continue reading
Category Archives: Asia
I’m on my way to India as I write. This is going to be a good year for travelling. I’ve been skiing and eating Khachapuri in Georgia, visited Fidel’s Cuba, and AzerbaijanÂ has gracefully granted me a visa.
Christmas at Ko Chang
A new Christmas tradition is starting to crystallize. Spend the holiday tropically! However, the winter wonderland is in Norway. After hot, tropical days in Thailand, the woods outside Oslo offers snow-clad trees and tranquillity. Continue reading
Scraping the mountains in Pamir
Going from Dushanbe to Khorog and back by plane is not for the faint of heart. During the 50 minute flight Tajik Air’s experienced(?) pilots are only meters away from crashing into the sides of the steep mountains several times. Continue reading
Altai is by far the most beautiful part of Russia I have ever been to. In June I got the chance to spend a week riding and camping in the mountain range where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. Continue reading