Monday, October 18, 2021

I Need a Shower: The Top 7 Spots to Lather Up

After another pleasant crisp cold shower following my wrong apartment selection in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, I started to think about all those great showers I experienced all over the world. The criteria for a great...

Lord of the Bling: The 10 Tallest Towers

Skyscrapers serve a useful purpose as hotels, office space, and lookout observatories. But, let’s be honest, these buildings were constructed to serve a higher purpose- to show off. Traveling to big cities throughout the...

Put Some Hot Sauce on My Burrito Baby! The World’s Best Hot Sauce

"How's it going in Mongolia?" everyone asks with some sarcasm. Here is what I have found out thus far: 1. I found an apartment after being featured on House Hunters International: Ulaanbaatar.  2. I found a way to watch...

Happy Labour Day: 7 Places You Shouldn’t Work

I know that many of you read my blog during extended breaks at work. Today is Labor day in the United States but it isn't Labor Day in Mongolia. Accordingly, I cannot take a...

Pho Sho, Fu Uh Sho: The Top Ten Places to Get Pho!

Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/ so please stop messaging me that it's not pronounced pho! I get it, we all get it but choose to remain ignorant for the...
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The Best Kebab in the World

In today's Blog Giveaway, I posted a picture of what many believed to be kebab(p) and responded to the location of the photo accordingly. This got me thinking and scanning my photo collection of...

Summertime Sadness: Hits of Verano

Whether you're going to Ibiza this summer or just driving a taxi around in the dead heat of Arizona, you can't miss the sound of summer in the form of that unmistakable hit. The...

Where to Party? New Year’s Eve

If you take a look at the New Year's Roll Call Trip Report you'll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year's Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved, went stale for a couple of years, until rebounding.

Get Ready to Takeoff: The World’s Best Champagne

The flight attendant coming by with freshly squeezed OJ and cold bubbly triggers a Pavlovian response: fasten your seat-belt and prepare for takeoff. This wasn't always the case for TPOL when I used to ride...

The Pho King’s Phoking Tour of Best Pho in Saigon

The list of the Top Ten Places to get pho puts Vietnam deservedly at #1. However, the pho in Vietnam varies from city to city, region to region. Indeed, the pho in the north is much different than the pho in the south.
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