Hagia Sofia

Istanbul is a pretty wild city. It is a maze of streets with seemingly unending traffic madness and navigational mayhem. It is the only city in the world that is on two continents, it spans both Asia and Europe. It also has some of the best food in the world and a lot to see. […]

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena built in the 5th century BC on the Acropolis of Athens. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of […]

This Mornings Radio Clip

As promised, here is the audio clip of my second appearance on the Washington Post Radio Morning Show from this morning. I want to thank them again for having me on and I want to give special thanks to a truly delightful young lady, Jessica Marcus, who made it all possible. Washington Post Radio Interview […]

The New 7 Wonders Are…

1. Christ the Redeemer (Brazil) 2. Chichen Itza (Mexico) 3. Petra (Jordan) 4. Great Wall (China) 5. Machu Picchu (Peru) 6. Colosseum (Italy) 7. Taj Mahal (India) My thoughts on this controversial vote are as follows:

My First Radio Interview

Here it is, my radio interview from this morning on Washington Post Radio. I will be doing an encore new 7 wonders recap show on Monday morning at 7:40am on the same station. It was a lot of fun. Check it out, click this link. Washington Post Radio Interview

New 7 Wonders Announcement is Saturday

Again, here are my final 7 that I think should win. Since the Pyramids are automatically going to carry over as a wonder, here are my 7 that I think should win. Again, I have been to 18 of the 21 finalists. The 3 I haven’t been to are Timbuktu, Neuschwanstein Castle, and the Great […]

New Seven Wonders Voting Update

According to this article posted by Reuters, the Acropolis and Chichen Itza are the two leading vote getters thus far. I am shocked that this is the case. It also mentions the rest of the top ten in no particular order so they don’t skew the voters. I cannot believe that Chichen Itza is one […]

New 7 Wonders Profile-Taj Mahal, India

Everybody knows the Taj Mahal and everbody has seen the same pictures of it. It looks amazing in pictures but seeing the same pictures all of your life cannot possibly do it justice. When you see the Taj in person, it is breathtaking. It will stifle you in your tracks and make you just stare […]

New 7 Wonders Profile-Pyramids, Egypt

Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids – Ancient Arab Proverb The amazing Pyramids of Egypt, among the largest constructions ever built, constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the mysterious Ancient Egyptian civilization. They are the only surviving member of the original and ancient seven wonders of the world. It […]

New 7 Wonders Profile-Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is one of those places that just completely baffles you. It is hard to comprehend how this city came to be and even moreso: how it came be be lost. The “Lost City of the Incas” is so mysterious that if you choose to do the 4 day Inca Trail hike to get […]