from northeast China, over the border into North Korea, then across the frontier into Russia -- a pioneer trip to seldom-visited parts of three countries. the report is here
A hop around four very different islands. here
Turkmenistan: once a wild portion of the Silk Road, then a Soviet backwater, later dominated by a meglomanical leader, and still one of the wierder places in the world. It's Pyongyang meets Las Vegas, and irresistable. here
Since I'm in the neighborhood, I take another dose of India. This time the Punjab and Rajasthan. Temples, forts and palaces: here
a romp through Albania, Greece, and the detritus of the former Yugoslavia
(with Bhutan Intermezzo)
Tribal India, Remnants of the Raj, Goa, and the Last Himalayan Kingdom
Big Mountains and Big Headsnorthern Chile, a bit of Argentina, and Easter Island here
I travel to the furthest reaches of
western China and on into the 'stans, then back to the far east and the
ultimate hermit kingdom, North Korea.
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Yemen, on the southern rim of the Arabian peninsula, is a land caught in time. Next door is Oman, rapidly advancing from the 16th century. At the vanguard is Dubai and the emirates, firmly in the future. My trip report is here
Two trips in
Chinastan North Korea
To view reports on earlier trips, please use the hotlinks on the right.