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 3pm...
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 Republic...
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. And to think I had almost failed out and got kicked out of school/residency...
Mosul, Iraq: Life Finds A Way

Mosul, Iraq: Life Finds A Way

Our drive this morning into Mosul, Iraq:   DISCLAIMER:Unless you have made adequate arrangements, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO WHAT WE DID TODAY. At of the time of posting, Mosul remains an active war zone. Although ISIS/ISIL/Daesh has fallen to the Iraqi forces and Mosul has...