Travel in search of legends

Fountain of legends in Portugal

What is modern travel if it cannot illuminate your imagination Legendary travel quests are nothing new. From Gengis Khan and Alexander the Great’s global conquests to The Holy Roman Empire and Marco Polo’s quests of expansion of one means or another. All the way to todays Great Modern Travelers we’ve witnessed men and women who’ve pushed travel to …

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For better or worse: tourists, hashish and hard drugs in Kathmandu Nepal

Drug sellers in Kathmandu

Buying drugs in Kathmandu was legal in the 1960’s … walk the streets today & you might think it still is Anyone who has visited the tourist zone of Thamel in Kathmandu after dark can attest to the lone scruffy men who will brush eerily close by your face and loudly whisper the words – “Smoke? … …

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Chinese tank corners Tibetans beside two burning buildings during the 2008 riots in Lhasa

The riots in Lhasa, Tibet - Tank cornering Tibetans

The March 14th 2008 Riots in Lhasa, Tibet It was a defining time in my journey, and a defining moment for Tibet. On March 14th 2008, years of resentment and hatred spewed out into violent riots for freedom that saw Tibet’s capital city turn into a war zone. Facts about the riots in Tibet: The riots are also known as …

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