Tag Archives: Taste of Asia
A Winter Tour of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China

A Winter Tour of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China

In Beijing during the heat of summer, the Chinese Emperors often left the Forbidden City and traveled to the Summer Palace (or Gardens of Nurtured Harmony – or 颐和园 in simplified Chinese) to cool off.  On my winter travel to China, I needed no such cooling off. The -13 degrees didn’t need to be converted to any scale, summer […]

Read full story Comments { 9 }
Lebanon, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka – Part of My Asian Wish List in Videos

Lebanon, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka – Part of My Asian Wish List in Videos

This month I provided a Taste of Asia on the site. I published stories and photos from my adventures in a few Asian countries. But Asia is massive. Huge. And there is so much more left to see, and so much more I want to explore. At times, when researching potential trips or destinations, I read […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Sunset Sunday – Phuket, Thailand

Sunset Sunday – Phuket, Thailand

With the coveted SPG status, late afternoon meant happy hour at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Beach. The luxury resort located on the island of Phuket in Thailand provided its platinum patrons complimentary cocktails and delicious appetizers nightly. The hour always made set the mood and provided the perfect aperitif for the evening ahead. After creating […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
Images of the Buddha in Thailand

Images of the Buddha in Thailand

Buddha, perhaps more of a philosopher than a founder of a religion, is ever present in Thailand. The “awakened one’s” way of life still influences the people and culture of South East Asia and everywhere you travel in the “land of the smiles” Buddha seems to be there with you. A statue. A temple (Wat). […]

Read full story Comments { 12 }
Sunset Sunday – Sire Beach, Lombok

Sunset Sunday – Sire Beach, Lombok

Lombok, the island east of Bali in the Indonesia island chain offers pristine beaches and few crowds. Tourism is growing on the island, but it is often to compared to Bali from the 1920s – a paradise (and not yet developed). Sire Beach, one of the beaches on the western side offers just a few […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
The Wonder of the World at Petra

The Wonder of the World at Petra

I first met Bharat, the author, while staying in Princeton, (sounds much better than saying working in Hopewell, NJ). We worked together on a consulting project, and both shared the desire to explore the world. Since those days Bharat has traveled through the much of the Middle East, India, Afghanistan, East Africa and the Sudan […]

Read full story Comments { 7 }
The Balinese Legong Dance from Ubud, Bali

The Balinese Legong Dance from Ubud, Bali

People travel to be educated, others to be entertained, and some to be enlightened. And regardless of which of the three you gravitate towards, on a trip to Bali, plan to visit Ubud. And plan to see the Balinese Legong dance. Of the dozen forms, the glancing eyes and unique hand movements of ladies who […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }