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Tibetan monastic debate at Sera Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

They lunged, red robes flying and prayer beads swinging. They clapped hands loudly in the faces of their partners. Forefingers shook in front of noses and voices were raised. This sea...

At Phuntsoling Monastery, monks feed a yak, one of the strangest of Tibetan animals

One of my most indelible memories from India is of cows wandering the streets with impunity, protected by their holy status. Likewise, in Pokhara, Nepal, I was alarmed the first time...

What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague...

China pavilion at World's Expo 2010 in Shanghai China

I ended up in China because of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. My second cousin, Len, sent me a message on Facebook, asking if I’d be interested in going, and...

Old Shanghai China

Shanghai has a scintillating skyline, a thriving economy verging on capitalism, and a nouveau-riche citizenry that dresses in the most fashionable attire and owns the latest electronic gadgets, but to a...

MagLev train in Shanghai China

Though my original plans called for me to take the night train from Shanghai to Beijing to meet up with my cousins in preparation for sleeping on the Great Wall of...