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My Halcyon Days in Greenwich

By Aurelia   At 12:58 p.m. the red ball on the top of the Royal Observatory in London’s Greenwich Park began its slow ascent to the top of a long pole on the building’s dome. Following the docent’s instructions, my eyes, and the eyes of other visitors, were fixed on the dome. As the docent foretold, at...

7 Unforgettable Things to Do in Singapore

By Sagar Singapore is a perfect destination for your vacations that promises a world of attractions for everyone. The best part of this place is that it has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a honeymoon package, a family trip or a special outing with your friends. The city itself is...

A Symphony of Fireworks in Cambodia

By Andrew Kolasinski After my afternoon swim off the Sihanoukville shore I was drying off and enjoying a cocktail on the beach. Lost in thought, I looked up from my stir stick to see three little faces. Thin reed-like voices urged me to see and to buy. A group of children, a pair of small brothers led by...

Cuba? Yes!

By Jody Hanson Why visit Cuba? Because it is one of the most relatively unspoiled islands in the Caribbean with friendly people, great music, bland food and low prices. After the Americans imposed a trade embargo in 1960, the island went into a kind of time-warp stuck in the 1950s. Cars have been kept...

Past and Future Collide in Lima

By Hannah Vickers While Cuzco is the more popular city to explore Peru’s ancient past, the noisier, dirtier and more modern capital of the country has quite a few hidden gems. Lima’s large number of historical sacred ruins are known locally as ‘huacas’ and are strewn around the city. As the sprawling...

Chorrillos– Lima, Peru Lifestyle

By Maureen Santucci Now that visitors are spending a bit more time in Lima, they’re looking for places to branch out besides the typical tours and tourist destinations. The standard so-called “Lima City Tour” only focuses on some of the historic places in the downtown area. But with a metropolis this size,...

Paradise on Cambodia’s Islands

By Andrew Kolasinski The boat swayed, more from the movements of the passengers than from the gentle waves of the Gulf of Thailand. In just over an hour we sighted the shores of Koh Ruessey, or Bamboo Island, one of Cambodia’s many island paradises. The captain cut back on the throttle, and steering with...

Eating Tarantula Spiders in Cambodia

By Andrew Kolasinski A bizarre sight greeted me when I checked into my Phnom Penh guest house. In the lobby trashcan I saw a takeaway food tray with noodle residue topped by two huge black spiders – tarantulas! The next night sitting with friends at a sidewalk café a street vendor offered a platter of fried...

Peruvian Feeding Frenzy: Chowing Down at Lima’s Mistura

By Mike Gasparovic “¡Oye, maestro, más chancho rapidito!” The barked order comes from a grill cook in a ten-gallon Stetson and surgical mask to protect against the spicy smoke billowing from the coals. Before him, a massive contraption with 12 revolving gridirons, spluttering with grease. Busy basters are...

Peru’s Temple of Doom: Chavín

  By Mike Gasparovic An unearthly lowing from a conch shell reverberates off the atrium walls, startling silent the initiates massed in the plaza. In the distance the hills crouch, waiting. A hush. Then, from nowhere, a roar of rushing water. The men are twitching, squinting their eyes against the light,...

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