Shouting “Shigatse!” At The Roof Of The World; From Tibet To USA Via First/Business Class

Shouting “Shigatse!” At The Roof Of The World; From Tibet To USA Via First/Business Class

Cover photo credit: JC Chan     Although the photos near the bottom are of Lhasa at night, it would be a shame to not mention Shigatse in the brief few hours we were there.     Located 3860m (12,660 feet) above sea level where the oxygen content is...
Going Streaking In A Mongolian Winter

Going Streaking In A Mongolian Winter

Photo credit to Melissa Weinmann for the photo above. The Zaisan Memorial just got served Ulaanbaatar just got served Photo Credit: LaiYuen Looi   Hello from a balmy -15ºF (-22ºC) in the coldest capital city on the planet: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! After...
New Year’s Eve At Saint Petersburg And The Hermitage

New Year’s Eve At Saint Petersburg And The Hermitage

  I’ve been to nearly every single ex-Soviet state except for the mother of them all: Russia. That changes today.   Photo Credit: Ihita Kabir The Hermitage just got served   And it wasn’t easy getting here. Recalling my first monsoon...
No Reservations In Sofía, Bulgaria

No Reservations In Sofía, Bulgaria

After the recent US elections and the shitshow that happened, all of us needed a little break. So we went to Bulgaria. (FYI, if you’re flying on the Alitalia/Bulgaria Air codeshare combo from the USA to Sofía, be prepared to endure the check-in process twice:...