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24 03, 2015

Blue City, Jodhpur

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: India, Rajasthan|Tags: , , , |

A Day in the Life in Blue City, Jodhpur   Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan, India. Near one of the biggest tourist attractions in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort, is a 10 kilometer village that surrounds it called the Old City or "Blue City", with a 16th century wall that protects from the outside (more [...]

18 02, 2015

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

By | February 18th, 2015|Categories: Sri Lanka|Tags: , , |

Elephants have been a significant animal in most Southeast Asian countries including India and Sri Lanka, the meaning varies slightly but all comes down to some sort of Good Luck & Good Energy. Hence, the popularity of visiting Safari's and National Parks with Elephants. Please do your research prior to visiting as in many of [...]

11 02, 2015

Room to Read Laos Girls Education Program

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Asia, Laos|Tags: , |

Room to Read is a non-profit who's main objective is to eradicate Illiteracy and Gender Inequality in the world through build libraries and publishing culturally relevant books in SE Asia & Africa. I have been involved with them since 2011. Every 2 years, they invite up to 20 Chapter Leaders from around the World to visit [...]

9 02, 2015

A Visit to the Bishnoi Villages, Jodhpur

By | February 9th, 2015|Categories: India, Rajasthan|Tags: , , |

Traveling to Rajasthan has been the highlight of my Adventures in India. In this colorful state, are endless places to explore. From the big cities, to the smaller villages, to all the various tribes and castes who continue to live in peace among one another. I love Jodhpur, the "Blue City" where I spent 4 [...]

16 01, 2015

There’s always time for Chai

By | January 16th, 2015|Categories: India, Rajasthan|Tags: , , , , |

In India, at any given time of day, there's always time for Tea. Whether you are visiting someone's home, a shop, at a hotel, you are always offered a modest sized cup of black tea called "Chai" infused with cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and milk. Depending on the region in India, the spices that they use [...]

1 12, 2014

25 Km Bike Ride through Ubud

By | December 1st, 2014|Categories: Asia, Bali, Indonesia, SE Asia|Tags: , , |

Bali has become one of my favorite destinations. The best way to explore Bali is through a 25 kilometer Bicycle Tour of Ubud. They take you to a gorgeous view of the Rice Fields, the Coffee plantation, and a 25 kilometer bicycle ride through the villages of Ubud. Don't worry folks, it's mainly downhill! Bali's weather is [...]

2 06, 2013

Where are you Really from?

By | June 2nd, 2013|Categories: US|Tags: |

What Kind of Asian are You? So hysterical and sheds light on how pathetic and uncultured some people are in America. This happens typically when a guy is trying to "spit game" or even just regular people we meet everyday. "Where are you from?" I answer, "LA".. "No, where are you Really from!? You look [...]

31 05, 2013

Noodle Town: China Town, Vegas

By | May 31st, 2013|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

Jim Park and I explore "China Town", Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn about the Food, Culture and Neighborhood with AREAA Las Vegas Chapter members, Sherwin Escuanela & Michael Payne. Las Vegas's Chinese population began to boom starting in the 1960s and by the 1990s which grew to a population of 15,000 with the majority working in [...]

10 03, 2012

My Response to the KONY 2012 critics

By | March 10th, 2012|Categories: Africa|Tags: , , , |

With every cause trying to do good in this world, are critics who are going to challenge and oppose it. After 50 million views of the Kony 2012 video in the past 4 days, are just as many cynics such as the most popular "Visible Children". The Complaints: 1)  Only 1/3 of the funds from [...]

6 02, 2012

India: “Daughters of the Brothel” Documentary

By | February 6th, 2012|Categories: India, US|Tags: , , |

We often forget how lucky we are. Statistically they say, we're better off than 99% of the world, those that live in the US that is. I try to remind myself that when I'm down and out, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We often watch World news, Documentaries, starving children in Charity ads, and [...]