How can you help this man asking the world for help? In this post, I outline the latest information I can gather, as of November 12, 2013, about relief assistance for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (aka Haiyan in international circles).
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The underground river, which measures about 5 miles, is a popular tourist destination in the country and has previosuly been declared as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Continue reading »
In the past, these step wells were frequented by travelers and caravans as stopovers along trade routes. But lately they have not been maintained very well. Continue reading »
GPS | ASIA: In October 2005, I took a bus to Yangtze Island in South Korea and attended a private Daedong Gut (shaman ritual) by the Korean shaman, Kim Keumhwa, a governing official spirit. Shamanism is Korea’s indigenous religion and is very much alive in Korea and where Koreans live, despite the efforts of churches, official … Continue reading »