Archive for the ‘My Travels’ Category

Government-run tour

June 24, 2010

Hello everyone…my apologies for not posting in a while. I have been quite busy…and as you can see, my time away from the blog has been well worth it. On Tuesday evening I returned from a trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico — the flash point in Mexico’s drug war. I have been following the situation in this city even when I was in South Asia.

The Federal Police allowed me to embed in one of their convoys and make this video. I know the sound of the wind and the traffic sort of gets in the way, but I feel its important for people — particularly Americans — to see how hard the police in Mexico are working. Remember, this is one of the most violent cities in the world.

I’m in the process of putting together a story together for the newspaper about this and it should be published next week.


A place where miracles happen

November 24, 2009

11 days ago I returned home from a 3 and a half month trip to South Asia that took me to three different countries–Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

A view from my hotel of Delhi, India

The spectacular Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque

Marina Beach, Chennai. India's Tamil Nadu Province

Waves crashing against Marina Beach

One of Chennai's largest Islamic Centers

The Himalayas rising above Pokhara, Nepal

View from the lake in Pokhara

A temple in Kathmandu

Thai Temple in Lumbini, Buddha's birthplace

In spite of all the trouble that this region of the world faces–poverty, hunger, armed conflict–I say that miracles happen here because it changed my outlook on life and introduced me to the most amazing experience I have ever had. I’ll let the photos explain.