Regions

Personal stories and narratives from ordinary people about life and travel in particular regions.

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Shymkent, Kazakhstan: My Dear Corner

It’s not easy to write a story that will interest anyone other than your mother. But I have decided to do my best and write about the city where most of my vivid memories took place. Shymkent is one of the ancient cities of Kazakhstan, dating to the 12th century when it was founded as […]

Panama City, Panama: Moving to the Big City

I have lived my whole life in Mexico, but have traveled around the world, sometimes for business, sometimes to learn about some other country or culture, but I’ve never lived abroad for more than three months…until now. A couple of months ago my wife received a big promotion, but one of the conditions was to […]

Cofradía, Honduras: Chicken Feet and Generosity

There’s not much to do in Cofradía, so one afternoon a week I end up sitting on Norma’s couch. Norma’s house is an entertaining place to be. The TV is always on and loudly talked over. There are dogs, chickens, cats and rabbits running through the main room from one door the other. I’m greeted […]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 7 Unique and Fun Things

Dubai isn’t big in terms of geography but tourists will never run out of fun things to do here.  Activities in this city range from the usual touristy ones (going to the beach, enjoying a desert safari, eating out, etc.) to more unique ones that you can only experience if you’re on holiday in Dubai. […]

Astana, Kazakhstan: A New Capital

I was born in a Soviet town called Tselinograd, the future capital, known as Astana today. In my childhood, every Sunday, my mom and dad used to walk with our neighbors to the central bazaar. It seemed that everybody knew each other in the town, because every time we walked there my parents would greet everyone […]

Utila, Honduras: The Perfect Escape Plan

To get to Utila, it takes me about seven hours. I get up early, throw on my backpack and head out to the street to catch a bus going to San Pedro Sula’s bus terminal. From there, I spend four hours on a hot bus to get to Ceiba, which drops me at a dock. […]

Alaska: 7 Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights

Watching the Northern Lights dance across the dark night sky is an amazing experience. It’s on most people’s Bucket List, as it well should be. My family and I were extremely fortunate to see the Aurora during our trip to Alaska last year and I’m here today to share with you some tips that will […]

Australia: Boots On! The Best Hiking Trails in the Country

Discovering the beauty of Australia on foot is a challenging experience, but if you want to try your hand as an adventurer, these challenges will be fulfilling. Several days in the wilderness with nothing, but your thoughts and the things you need to survive is a totally different experience from driving a car and sleeping […]

Palomino, Colombia: Where the River Meets the Sea

Traveling around South America? Looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination? La Guajira offers outstanding landscapes and unique culture. A Colombian state, or departamento, La Guajira is located on the northeastern side of this South American country. The Caribbean sea is to the north and the Cesar Department is to the south, it borders Venezuela to the east […]

New York, New York: Living on Wall Street

Life on Wall Street is probably not how you imagine it. It’s quiet, at times a bit messy, and, by New York standards at least, somewhat dull. There are more fast food joints than brunch places here and the stately beauty of the elderly banking edifices are somewhat overwhelmed by the noise of more recent […]