travel in the renaissance

Travel hasn’t always been widespread. During the ancient times, it was much more limited. Back then there were no cheap flights, no budget hotels, no round the world tickets, and no organized tours. Still, people did travel. Read More →

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Honolulu street art

Long ago, before white people came to Hawai’i – the area called Kaka’ako which now sits between Honolulu Harbor, Downtown Honolulu, and Ala Moana Shopping Center was a place where Hawaiian royalty lived – it was a rich agricultural landscape of terrace agriculture. There were fishponds, homes, and burial sites.Read More →

cela kula serbia Nis

I will probably be executed by Serbs for this, but I couldn’t help feeling a little bit of admiration for the Turks when I learned the story of the Skull Tower in Nis, Serbia. It is called Cela Kula in Serbian which means…”Skull Tower”.Read More →

travels of Marco Polo

Going around the world hasn’t always been as easy as it is today. In fact, the great explorers of the past often suffered great hardships to see distant lands. One such extraordinary vagabond was Marco Polo.Read More →

ibn battuta

The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.Read More →