Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted Posted in Asia, Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

  Today feels like a real adventure. A journey into a land of fire and oil, mountains and mud. While not necessarily a recommended destination for journalists, Azerbaijan is certainly a fascinating place for travellers. And virtual travel, of course, just makes it easier to get around. A former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan is bounded by four […]

Background reading: Asia

Posted Posted in Asia, Resources

  Heading to Asia? Here’s a handy list of background reading: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro “Offers readers of the English language an authentic look at postwar Japan, “a floating world” of changing cultural behaviors, shifting societal patterns and troubling questions.” [Japan] Bangkok 8 by John Burdett “A thriller with attitude […]