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January 16, 2019

Seven out of the nine highest mountain peaks in the world are in Nepal. It is no wonder then that it is the premier trekking destination in the world. Not only is it the place for extreme mountaineers trying to conquer the highest mountain in the world, but many come f...

December 1, 2018

Known as the “Land of Fire”, Azerbaijan is a small ex-Soviet republic that sits on the shores of the Caspian Sea, the biggest lake in the world. It gets this nickname because the country has a vast reserve of oil and subterranean natural gas. The gas seeps out from fis...

September 29, 2018

The usual response when people learned that we were planning to go to Armenia was, “Why Armenia?”, followed by “Where exactly is that?”.  The reason for coming here was precisely that….to find out what and where Armenia is after all! Geography, it is a confluence of Ea...

August 26, 2018

The Azores is a set of 9 volcanic islands off the coast of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. While relatively obscure to many of us, the Azores are on the tourist radar, especially for Europeans. Being featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" doesn'...

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