“You won’t find the cities beautiful, like in Europe,” warned our son, Sam, nine months into a year of teaching English in a provincial Korean city. “But there’s this different kind of beauty here. You might not see it. It took me a while.”
The land of Genghis Khan is a rare destination for American tourists. For lovers of nature and ancient cultures, Mongolia remains a relatively undiscovered gem. It feels like one of the last frontiers in Asia.
Space-Available can be the greatest thing since The Mile-High Club — a chance to travel for free on military flights. Then there are trips like this one, where everything goes wrong and hopes of getting out quickly are dashed with unintentional cruelty.
Hawaiian food isn’t something I expected to eat while stationed in Japan, but Ohana Aina Cafe, tucked into a small building on Highway 16 outside Yokosuka Naval Base, serves up delicious and unique dishes.
There are bigger art museums for sure, and there are perhaps better ones. The Städel in Frankfurt, Germany, however offers a wonderful slice of 700 years of art history — from 1300 to the present — in one visit.