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2002, 2018

6 Things You Must Do in Monte Carlo

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Europe|Tags: , |

Monte Carlo is widely viewed as being a somewhat extravagant destination, and that characterization isn’t without its merits. It’s known to be a celebrity hot spot and can make for one of the pricier Mediterranean getaways. That said, you can [...]

802, 2018

Bamboo Delight Cooking Class, Inle Lake

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , |

Traveling to a destination is not complete until I take a cooking class in the town I arrive in. While visiting Inle Lake, Myanmar, which happens to be my favorite destination in the world, I decided to spend a morning [...]

302, 2018

Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh

February 3rd, 2018|Categories: France, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential religious leaders of the world in the past century with his principle philosophy teachings of "Engaged Buddhism". Born in 1926, Thich is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who had a huge impact [...]

3001, 2018

Ai WeiWei “Human Flow” Film Screening

January 30th, 2018|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Women's Voice Now is hosting their first community event of 2018: - The Human Flow by Ai WeiWei - The Human Flow: Artist Ai Weiwei’s exposé of the International Refugee Crisis Where: Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 12453 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA [...]

2501, 2018

Merchant Art Hotel, Yangon

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , , , |

Landing in Myanmar (Burma) for the first time or simply after a long flight may be a bit intimidating at first, so it is best to book a comfortable hotel ahead of time for the first night. If you are [...]

1401, 2018

Lebanon: Beautiful Mix of West & East

January 14th, 2018|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

My Travel article on Lebanon as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2018, read it here.

801, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture [...]

201, 2018

Grateful: A Love Song to the World

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , |

As we approach another new year, I reflect on my gratitude. To my support system and network around the world, a sincere THANK YOU. This travel blog was created on my first solo trip to India in 2008 initially for friends [...]

2612, 2017

Top 10 Foods to Try in Lebanese Cuisine

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Lebanon is a mecca for foodies. The Lebanese Cuisine is, in itself, worth a flight over for days of gluttonous consumption. In case you cannot travel there this week, here is a list of traditional dishes to try at your [...]

1512, 2017

The Best Truffle Pasta in Rome, Italy

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Italy|Tags: , , |

Where would one find the best Truffle Pasta in all of Rome? Many would think at a generationally owned family restaurant in some small alley. Or possibly at a fancier establishment. Believe it or not, this gem could also be found [...]

112, 2017

My Dad’s Coming Home to Taiwan Tour

December 1st, 2017|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even [...]

2211, 2017

My Birthday: Another Library to be Bulit!

November 22nd, 2017|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the past 7 years, I have donated my birthday to Room to Read, an NGO I trust 100% and am so passionate about. Their mission & goal is for every child in the world to have access to education [...]