I Leave for Korea on Monday

Remember when I said that great things await in 2006? Well, try this one on for size: In less than 48 hours I leave for Korea. Seoul, to be exact. Gonna visit my brother there for a while, then take an extended Asian sojourn. Taiwan? You better believe it. Southeast Asia? Perhaps. China? Mongolia? Bangladesh? […]


I know this is yesterday’s news and all, but holy crap: have you been reading about this mega-tunnel under the US-Mexico border?

Excellent India Travel Blog

I’ve pointed out Micronomicon Abroad before, but it’s worth a second look. An American woman named Maya is traveling through India (after visiting China and Nepal). Good photos and interesting observations. And if that’s not enough for you, check out her scanned in journals (not trip-related).

Jacko Steps Out in Black Women’s Robes

Let your freak flags fly, is what I say. When in Bahrain, as the saying goes. Perhaps his burka was at the cleaner?

The Globalization of Soccer

To the People: The Prospect reviews superstar Senegalese footballer Patrick Vieira’s new autobiography and says it “confirms that soccer beats banking as the world’s most globalised industry.” I’d say drugs, but soccer and banking make fine choices, too. “Vieira was only 19 and already captain of Cannes when, in 1995, he was bundled into a […]

Driving Across the Great White North

A Canadian friend of mine from my time in Taiwan (yep, I’m lookin’ at you, Rob Junior*), once told me he grew up way far north in Saskatchewan. How far north? “Well,” Rob said, “my home town is about a 12 hour drive north of Regina**. Well, actually about eight hours — if you’re going […]

Excellent New Cambodia Food Blog

Phnomenon is an excellent new food/drink-centric Cambodia blog. It is for the Kingdom what Noodlepie is to Vietnam.

China to Build Artificial Sun

As I’ve mentioned before, the Chinese think BIG when it comes to engineering. Peep their new project.

50 Most Loathsome People in America

Kids, it’s time, once again, for the 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2005 edition. I think #1 is right-on. (Though, if you ask me, #50 gets a bad rap.)