North Korea… A mysterious destination, synonimous with – Axis of evil, weapons of mass destruction, Stalinist dictatorship, rogue regime, starvation etc. Yet when pushed further, very few people could say much more than that.
Few cities are as capable of firing up the imagination as Rio de Janeiro. Set to a beautiful backdrop of “morros” (a Portuguese word for the lush hills surrounding the city), and some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet
An irate Saakashvili looks towards the lost land on the other side of the river from a big mural. This is the Georgian checkpoint, even if Georgia doesnâ€™t recognise any border here. Nor does anyone else.
The first set of gates slammed shut, controlled by anonymous operators watching us on CCTV. There was an ominous silence. We were in no manâ€™s land, caught between two countries.
Rwandan roads are among the best in Africa, one of the few positive legacies of the Belgian colonial regime. The roads extend like the spokes of a wheel from the hub of Kigali in the center of the country to the towns around the perimeter.
In April of 2006, I led a short-term dental mission team from Lexington, Kentucky to the San Pedro Sula area of Honduras, Central America. Our first day of clinics was at the site of the Merendon Mountain Clinic, in the village of Penitas Arriba, in the mountains just outside the San Pedro Sula limits. This…