Hotels Category

Halloween in the SAR (Hong Kong, China)

In 2012, I decided to spend Halloween in Hong Kong, both as a way to celebrate the holiday and my birthday, which is towards the beginning of October. Hong Kong is one of my favorite destinations and I had been there several times before (and several times after as well), although I had never been for […]

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The Egyptian Revolution

Traveling to Egypt in January of 2011 was one of my most intense travel experiences–and I don’t say that lightly, considering I’ve traveled to many crazy places during many crazy events! I’ve taken awhile to write about this because it was such an all encompassing experience. It’s hard to really do the whole thing justice; […]

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Kibera Slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

Going to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time was quite an adventure. I had always wanted to visit West Africa (Ivory Coast, Liberia, etc), however, I had a few friends who wanted to do the whole safari thing and see the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, so I decided to tag along. Well, […]

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The Maidan (Kiev, Ukraine)

The last time I visited Kiev was back in the summer of 2010, and it was blisteringly hot, full of packs of wild dogs, gypsy cabs, and general wackiness. Landing on a plane from Budapest on ’10, we exited the aircraft directly onto the tarmac and were shuttled through a very simple terminal, into a […]

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Crashing Weddings in Varanasi, India

(In this video, you can see the wedding procession I later crashed; it’s filmed from a rickshaw I was riding, that actually crashed into a car midway through the video. I flew off the rickshaw and landed on the ground, hence the several seconds of black in the video, before my friend and tour-mate, Rick, […]

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Cairo, Egypt from the Pyramisa Hotel

The city of Cairo, Egypt from my hotel room at the Pyramisa Hotel in downtown Cairo. This was shot in January of 2011, just before protests rocked the nation and changed the course of Egyptian history forever. And yes, I was there when that happened, and I will blog about the entire experience (including US […]

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Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

Siem Reap is best known as the location for the amazing temple complex known as “Angkor Wat”. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the entire world and was built as a Hindu temple but was subsequently turned into a Buddhist site of worship. Today, there is an interesting mixture of Hindu and Buddhist […]

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Kyiv, Ukraine

I  visited Kyiv, Ukraine back in the summer of 2010. I had an amazing time there, despite the sweltering 110 F heat and 60% humidity AND despite getting food poisoning from an ill-fated McDonald’s chicken sandwich AND despite the fires in the exclusion zone of Chernobyl that the US government was SURE was going to […]

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Oberoi UdaiVilas (Udaipur, India)

Udaipur is probably my favorite city in India, and definitely my favorite city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It’s such a romantic and beautiful city, deservedly called “the Paris of the East”. Lack Pichola is the heart of Udaipur, and the city sits on the lake, surrounding it on all sides. My favorite hotel, […]

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The Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

I travel to India A LOT. Let’s just get that out of the way before anything else is said. I have invested in several businesses in India and I have a lot of friends there, in addition to simply loving the country. That being said, I’ve seen the Taj a lot. More than 3 times, less […]

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