Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, A City Within A City

After my pampering at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, it was time to get back to real life. It was time for my stay at the Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, a...

#7: Pho Peace Summit: Shanghai, China

Hoang Sa Islands? Xisha Islands? Let’s settle it over a bowl of pho. The Paracel Islands have been in the news over the past few weeks not because of their tropical beaches or iconic full...

Ephedrine? Young Lady? Happy Ending?

Motorbike boss? No thanks.  Ephedrine? Young lady? Happy ending? The following words have been used to describe Bali: san‎ctuary, oasis, retreat. Here is another: tragic. The picturesque seaside lined with posh resorts is the sleight of hand meant to...
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My Life as a Taxi Driver

Uber is in the news all the time. Whether it is because financial analysts applaud its unprecedented valuation or because the underground Las Vegas mafia is plotting its Nevada demise, Uber will always come find you wherever...

TPOL The Polyglot: How To Learn Multiple Languages

Disclaimer: If you use my affiliate link, I get paid.  Update: Please see my latest post, TPOL The Polyglot: A Better Way to Learn Multiple Languages for the latest resources in learning languages. 你好, مرحبا, Здравствуйте, hola, or...

“Who Are You Voting For?” A Foreigner’s Question To Me

Undoubtedly, this is one of the strangest elections of all time. Many Americans believe that neither candidate is fit to be President of the United States and many personally dislike each candidate. The choice of...

Anytown, USA

Kramer had it right when he installed a screen door on his New York apartment giving him "the cool evening breezes of Anytown, USA." That's what comes to mind as I check out from the...

Tel Aviv Another Time

Last October, I was one of the lucky ones to book an Explorer Award ticket on American Airlines that consisted of 16 segments, 50,000 miles flown, all in business class. It was my crowning achievement...

​Trump’s New Travel Ban: My Family Can Now Travel 

I used to joke about Traveling While Arab. I can share many stories about when I was 'randomly searched'. I never thought that being profiled was that big of a deal. That changed when my...

A Lions Thanksgiving: Football at Ford Field

Thanksgiving is about dolma, hummus, tubbulah, cari, turkey and Detroit Lions football. It doesn't get any more American than those standard foods combined with watching the cowardly Lions take the field for a meaningless...
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