Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Rangoon, the capital of Burma during British colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century, changed its name to Yangon. The country then officially adopted its Burmese name Myanma, and a ‘r’ was added to allow the peoples of the world to correctly pronounce it...
Liming in Grenada – The “Real” Caribbean

Liming in Grenada – The “Real” Caribbean

An implausible scent concocted from the grime on the streets of Market Square blending with that of nutmeg and cinnamon from the spice vendors is characteristic of the experience one can expect on this steamy tropical island—Grenada. It is part of the windward chain...
The Magic of Angkor–Build it and They Will Come

The Magic of Angkor–Build it and They Will Come

Although most South East Asian countries boast the Tuk Tuk as being a very common mode of transportation, their comfort element in general leaves much to be desired, what with slim benches as seats, noisy powerless engines handling over-capacity loads, and wheels that...
Ich Bin ein Berliner

Ich Bin ein Berliner

The Bielefeld Conspiracy argues that the city of Bielefeld, Germany does not exist in reality, and that the myth of its existence is being propagated by those who have conspired with authorities. If asked the three questions “Do you know anyone from Bielefeld?” “Have...
Magic of Machu Picchu

Magic of Machu Picchu

During the usual spiel about oxygen masks descending under conditions of reduced air pressure on a Colombian owned airline originating in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with its non-stop destination to Lima, Peru, we are informed that there is no oxygen mask in the lavatory. We...