Category: Religion

Prambanan Indonesian Historical Javanese Temples

Indonesia has been my favorite country for many years.  This trip started with my son saying if he could go anywhere in the world he wanted to go to Singapore.  I had been planning that if and when I got back to Indonesia I wanted to see the incredible...

African Road trip – Bissau Guinea Bissau to Dakar Senegal

I was looking for a quick African adventure, and I was not disappointed.  Bissau delivered on the feel of being on the edge of civilization. When we landed we went straight to a hotel and we asked them what time the bus was going to leave.  Online I’d heard...

Algerian Saharan Oasis Walled Cities of M’zab Valley

Algeria has really been lost as a tourist destination.  In my experience, Algerian embassy really wasn’t big on outsiders.  While it has been off the radar to tourists, it’s really quite incredible with treasures so preserved.  From the ancient UNESCO sites in Algiers, to the imperial french colonial buildings. ...

From Mary to the Ancient City of Merv Turkmenistan

If you haven’t traveled to Turkmenistan, you’re not alone. I bet they really don’t see many visitors due to the challenges of getting approval to visit.  You can read about it on the Lonely Planet guide to Turkmenistan or trust me, there is no such thing as independent travel. ...

A Day as a Tourist in Afghanistan

When I started planning my trip across Central Asia, I always had the idea that it would be fascinating to visit one of the most talked about places on the planet.  A place where tourists really don’t get.  In 12th century Spice Route Afghanistan was an important stop to...

Bob Marley Adventure Guide to Reggae Jamaica

I’ve been wanting to go to Jamaica really bad.  When a few of my friends were asking when we’d go,  I knew I was going to be in Orlando and said why not?  At first I was planning on a dive, but most of my friends that were joining weren’t...

Colosseum Ampitheatre of the Roman Empire – 7 New Wonders

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.  Definitely growing up you hear all about the colleseum.  You hear about the stories of the gladiators the Ben Hur, the Christians and lions.  Colosseum could...

Christ the Redeemer Statue – 7 New Wonders of the World (2 of 7)

This post is in a series of 7 posts on the 7 Wonders of the New World Great Wall of China – Sacrifice of a Nation Christ the Redeemer Statue – Religious Icon of Rio Brazil Taj Mahal – Sacred Mausoleum of Agra India Petra Jordan – Nabataean Cave City of the Desert Machu...

Christian Cave Churches and Monasteries in Cappadocia Turkey

As a traveler one of the thing that really stands out in digging in to understand a people is how much of culture is influenced by faith and religion.  In Europe you must visit the cathedrals because it was the center of the universe for the people.  In Istanbul...