Asia

Our travels in Asia including China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, North Korea, and Singapore.

Great Wall of China – Jinshanling Section

I had the pleasure of visiting 3 sections of the Great Wall of China. Jinshanling was by far my favorite, I was also blessed with perfect weather, and almost no tourists to share the wall...

Smuggling a Video Out of North Korea

After returning from the DMZ we were scheduled to visit the war museum. This is the pride and joy of the DPRK, as this is where they collect the spoils of victory to showcase...

Visiting the DMZ and a public library, in North Korea

To access the DMZ from Pyongyang entails several hours of driving on a large 10 lane highway that often only has one vehicle on the highway. The highway is large to impress outsiders, but...

Exploring Pyongyang, North Korea

When visiting Pyongyang, expect endless propaganda on how each monument is the result of the genius of the Kim Jong-Un family dynasty. Each fantastical story is so far-fetched, that the story escapes you before...

Arriving to North Korea

Air Koryo, the national airline of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is the only airline that flies to North Korea. As soon as you board the plane you enter the twilight zone....

Dandong, China – The Gateway to North Korea

My adventure in Dandong, China started with a train ride from the capital of North Korea, Pyonyang. It took approximately three hours in the train to arrive to the border of China. It took...

The Aftermath of a Volcano Eruption in Java, Indonesia

It’s not often that you get to visit the aftermath of a volcano explosion. In late 2010, Mount Merapi in Java, Indonesia erupted several times. The first eruption was the largest since the 1870s. Over...

Khao Sok National Park – Thailand’s Treasure

When most people think of Thailand, the ocean comes to mind with picturesque Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands. While these areas are stunning people should not overlook inland Thailand. Khao Sok National Park is...

Singapore – Suffocating in Regulations

I’ll admit it I broke a law the very first day I arrived in Singapore. We flew in from Malaysia early in the morning which meant we had the rest of the day to...

Orangutans in Diapers at the Bukit Meran Sanctuary

We live in a world where animals are under assault. This is especially true in Malaysia where orangutans are losing vast tracts of rain-forest to make way for palm oil plantations. This loss of...