The Last Action Hiroshima

The Last Action Hiroshima

  After 2 days in Nagasaki, we headed northeast for Hiroshima, first boarding the 3:20pm Kamome 26 Train (which leaves hourly on the :20) from Nagasaki Station to Hakata.     We arrived on time into Hakata at 5:13pm, transferring to Platform 13 for the Shinkansen...
No Typhoon Can Stop The Monsoon: Nagasaki

No Typhoon Can Stop The Monsoon: Nagasaki

    Apparently I haven’t learned the last time we, the monsoon, flew in the middle of a typhoon. A travel miracle had saved us then, and another miracle has saved us today. A few hours ago I woke up to an email from All Nippon Airways (ANA) informing that our...
Knock-Knock-Nakh-chivan On Heaven’s Door: 2 Days In Nakhchivan

Knock-Knock-Nakh-chivan On Heaven’s Door: 2 Days In Nakhchivan

  It’s time to shift monsooning back into higher gears — today we’re visiting Nakhchivan! A landlocked exclave separated from Azerbaijan by Armenia (or as some say, physically located within Armenia), but an otherwise autonomous region under the control of the...
How I Survived (THRIVED in) Med School & Residency To Become A Doctor By Visiting 150 Countries

How I Survived (THRIVED in) Med School & Residency To Become A Doctor By Visiting 150 Countries

  After 4 years of college, 4 years of med school, 4 years of residency, and 150 countries under my belt, I’m finally about to graduate: No more school and helluva more travel await me. Anyone remember Dr. Greene’s last shift on the show ER? The scene reminds me...