Al Bastakiya, Dubai

A neighborhood bursting with history in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The name Bastakiya is from "Bastak" which was a town part of the Arab-dominated province of Lars in south-central Iran. The construction of this neighborhood dates back to the 1890s.

Harvard Art Museums

The glass-and-steel architecture of Harvard Art Museums is art.

Seeing so much great work in one place is inspiring because it reminds you that the human mind is capable of great creativity and problem-solving.

Traditional Thai Boat Trip

During one of my trips to Bangkok, I booked a river cruise for my mother and I. I knew she'd be into it. We chose the more traditional boat trip which included dinner, Thai music, and Thai dancing. 

Finding Art in Istanbul

Whenever I'm in a new city a must do is to check out the art scene. It's a great way to get acquainted with the culture. To this end, I head over to Istanbul Modern. Also known as Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. A museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district.

Beautiful Palaces and Houses on the Bosphorus

In the past, I have mentioned the Topkapı Palace gradually lost its importance as the Sultans preferred to spend more time in their new houses along the Bosphorus. Well, here are some worth leaving palaces for.

For those who are geographically curious, the Bosphorus is a narrow, natural channel and an internationally significant waterway by Istanbul. Internationally significant because it forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia.