|Discovering a Cuban Goddess
In a fortuitious coincidence the Pope happened to have arrived in Havana, Cuba on March 26, 2012, the day I was visiting with a group from the UK. Posters of the Pope’s visit were plastered all over the city.
Just 48 hours in Tokyo
As one of the most populated urban areas in the world, Tokyo is a stunning metropolis that’s packed with people and always bustling with life.
Yosemite Range of Light
by Shawn Reeder Video
Club Med - Paradise Lost:The Bread Eaters John M. Edwards
Crashing a Club Med in French Polynesia, nonpaying guest intruder John M. Edwards discovers life is no picnic. . . .
Santeria: An Afro-Cuban Religion
Dr. Carlos M. Taracido
The Saints of Cuba, Santeria or Regla de Ocha, is the Afro-Cuban religion practiced in Cuba, and recently among Cuban immigrants in Miami and New York.
Carthage: Standing Structurally Proud
Regardless of the heat, it is breathtaking, the blue sea from one side, houses, residential buildings on the other, and a sprawling theatre in the middle.
Jasper: The Jewel of the Canadian Rockies
Wondrous snow-capped mountains all around us gave my daughter and I a feeling that we were living in a fantasy world.
The Leh Trip
Praveen Kumar, CEO, JoGuru.
Touted as a bikers Paradise, Leh is one of the must visit place for a biker especially for the sheer driving experience. Once you visit Leh on a bike, you feel like you have conquered the world.
What is Mitt Romney Afraid Of?
GOP Nominee Must Embrace Rich Guy Status – A few weeks ago Rupert Murdoch berated the Romney Campaign for not being "real pros" and later accused the Republican presidential nominee of "playing it safe". But, of course, playing it safe is Mitt Romney's mantra...
Bosque for President – Spain
Some Spanish pundits have suggested that Vicente del Bosque, the coach of the recent European Football Cup (finalists)* take over the government and with his team of young, disciplined and coordinated players run the country.
So far from God, Corruption in Mexico - James Morford
Corruption in Mexico resembles that cliché about the weather, everyone talks about it nobody does anything about it.
Roman Empire right here - right now
Nobody ever got rich from working, and I am a sterling example of that precept. My old boss, Pops, used to repeatedly tell me, “You are as ethical a person as I know.” This coming from one of the most accomplished thieves in the Metropolitan Area
Welcome to Summer 2012
Wild Woods Spa, Kundapur, India
Marianne de Nazareth
Sometimes one must make a snap decision to switch off the rat race and head into the soothing arms of mother nature, to relax
The Greeks rally in support of tourism; Up with Greece!
Visit Greece this summer save a country
The Unknown King of Spies
Kim Philby of England´s MI6, or fictional character, James Bond, are spies that come to the public mind. Richard Sorge, historically perhaps the most effective spy , is familiar only to the few.
On Speculative Fiction
Why is it so hard to get the future right?
I grew up reading Philip K Dick and his fantasies about global nuclear war, robots that were indistinguishable from people
Assessing the US Sovereign Debt
Between 1962 and 2011 Congress increased the debt ceiling an incredible 74 times to the point where today the sovereign debt is a staggering $15 trillion , a sum equal to the U.S. GDP and, close to the current level of consumer debt.
12-Days in Manipur
The sky is cracked in Manipur over the tea fields in Assam. This is where my ancestors once bagged their babies in slings, across their shoulders, while they earned a living picking tea leaves
Taking the Plunge
“Take deep breaths and whatever you do, don't panic.” Scuba diving instructor Sinan Halacoglu conveyed the imperative message prior to my first plunge into the deep blue
Any Given Friday in New York
The workplace may not be an equitable standard for evaluating people’s character. I always killed myself to do the job, but it availed me little.