The last stop on our trip across Asia and Brazil was Campo Grande, a smallish city in the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Mato Grosso do Sul borders both Bolivia and Paraguay and is one of Brazil’s agricultural hubs. Much like Nebraska, Mato Grosso do Sul’s main economic drivers are corn, soy … More Mato Grosso do Sul – The Nebraska of Brazil
We now have arrived safely at home and last week’s election has fundamentally changed the nature of both domestic and international politics. If I’m being honest, it has also cast a shadow on how I see the world. Yet, I still want to write about our time in São Paulo and, in another post, Campo … More São Paulo: Arte por arte, arte por política
Getting There If you’ve ever said, “Gee, I don’t much like flying” or “Four hours is a really long time to be in an airplane,” or “Wow, that three hour time change is really getting to me,” I would not recommend traveling from Hong Kong to São Paolo, Brazil. There were no direct Hong Kong-São … More Ihla Bela – Muita Bela
Hong Kong was the one stop on our trip that was purely based on curiosity. For once, we had no work commitments or deadlines. Instead, we just had a new city to explore and two little girls to take to Disneyland. Arriving in Hong Kong feels a lot like landing at globalization’s epicenter. The … More Hong Kong: The Center of the World
Let me start by saying that we are not “Disney People,” or, at least, we weren’t. While we had talked about taking the kids to Disney before, it was never really a travel priority. When we were planning this trip, though, we knew that we wanted to incorporate some special activities for the girls, as … More Two Magical Days at Hong Kong Disneyland
In my last post, I mentioned that I was somewhat underwhelmed by our time at Welli-Hilli Park. In Seoul, I had precisely the opposite reaction. The town was buzzing, and the combination of a pulsing modern city with well-preserved historical and cultural cites, checked all of my tourism boxes. Our week in Seoul started … More Falling in Love with Old and New Seoul
After two weeks in some of the world’s most populated urban areas, we wanted to give the kids a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. So, we escaped to Welli Hilli Park, a ski resort in the northeastern province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. Given how, as kids/teenagers/ college students, C and I … More Welli Hilli: A Short Post about a Long Weekend
Yesterday we left Daejeon, South Korea, for a mountain resort in Gongwon-do, in the northeast of South Korea. Daejeon was an interesting place to start our time in South Korea, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it compares to our stay in the mountains this weekend and in Seoul next week. We were in Deajeon … More It’s Daejeon!