Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Myanmar is an incredible place to travel right now because it is not "touristy". With more relaxed visa laws and cheaper flights, especially from Vietnam or Thailand, this place will naturally become more and more touristy in the coming years. So now is the right time to go to get a more authentic experience.
Civil society is critical to policy processes that aim to tackle climate change and protect the poorest and most vulnerable communities from its impacts.
On Friday, April 8, Max Cleland celebrates the 48th anniversary of the day he got blown up in Vietnam. "I should be dead," he told me this week. He is anything but. Cleland has made another astonishing recovery, less dramatic than that day he lost three limbs in Vietnam.
A few simple tips to help make your backpacking travels through South East Asia much more enjoyable.
While the right continues to believe that isolation will force out the Castros, the left is worried that capitalism will transform the system by other means. Cuba is like a vast undervalued neighborhood outside of Miami that's ripe for gentrification, and capitalism abhors such a vacuum. Some in the Cuban government fear that the proffered carrot has been poisoned; others are hoping to get a nibble for themselves. Cuba stands at a historic crossroads. Down one path lies strict adherence to the revolutionary legacy of the Castros. Down another path lies a revival of Cuba as a playground of rich moguls and shadowy criminal types, as it was just before the revolution. Are there any other paths that Cuba can take?
We're backpackers. We're trying to see the world on a budget, and more often than not it means that we must sacrifice some things that were used to at...
Outside of North Korea, it's next to impossible to try a sampling of Pyongyang's culinary classics, unless you're in Vietnam of course. Vietnam has everything these days. With all the political issues surrounding North Korea, nobody really talks about their cuisine. But the question remains, is it good? I went to find out.
Pangolins are scaly anteaters about the size of a house cat. They're presumed to be the world's most trafficked mammal, with an estimated 100,000 plucked from the wild every year in Africa and Asia -- that's one pangolin captured every five minutes.
Every year, more than three million babies die in their first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented if appropriate technologies were available in the hospitals of the world's poorest countries. One woman is trying to make that a reality.
In the small town of Vinh Chau there are about 700 people blind in one eye and 300 more blind in both eyes. Vinh Chau is one of the most fertile red onion production centers of Vietnam, and it is a major reason for their vision loss.
Protests in the streets seemed inevitable, even before the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were made publicly known. In the week following the signing of trade deal in New Zealand on February 4th, protests erupted from Asia to the Americas.
I find, when I travel internationally, especially in Africa and Asia, whatever that feeling is that I have at home--that feeling of being other, as a Black woman, doesn't exist. There is curiousness but not consternation. I walk comfortably in my difference, knowing that I am adding diversity, vibrantly, to the place where I am visiting.
At first blush Hội An (Vietnam) appears a prosperous hub for trade and tourism. Look deeper and you'll find people living in extreme poverty, including children with disabilities who receive very little in terms of social assistance.
February 29, 2016 My cousins David Ogrin and Vicki Cherkas have fascinating careers and love to travel. David is a lyricist/composer and musician an...
By Adèle Charbonneau Urban sprawl is characterized the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns. The term has been mainly used t...