West to Kharakhorim

Kharakhorim was once the center of the world’s largest empire and the greatest crossroad of Asia in about 1300 when Chinggis Khan (incorrectly romanized in our history books as Genghis… Read more »

Ulaanbaatar Culture

The main historical sites are few in a city which was governed under Soviet rule for 70 years — all bourgeois cultural and religious landmarks were purposefully demolished or allowed… Read more »

Into Mongolia

I have arrived into Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, August 19, 2022, despite the COVID curse that has upended so much of our lives, and personal family health issues that have consumed most… Read more »

Montenegro Moments

Montenegro has had a bloody history and only became an independent country in 2006.  Engaged in warfare back to the Middle Ages, it also had a hard time in the… Read more »

Old Ston

We leave Split, once again with our excellent driver Marin, and our van carries us along on a sunny morning to the small town of Ston, known to be one… Read more »

Sensing Split

The city of Split has long been at a critical crossroads of world history with access across the Adriatic from Italy,   Our wonderful Hotel Fermai, a restored mansion, is… Read more »