A Quick Tour of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

While I was in Las Vegas, Nevada for a work conference, I visited the Hoover Dam on a half day tour. Early in the morning, we left Las Vegas on a coach bus and visited Lake Mead, which is the U.S.’ largest reservoir. The man-made lake in Nevada generates hydro-electricity and distributes water to itself and […]

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Vandalized in Pompeii

When I first visited the ancient remnants of Pompeii in 2013, I was astonished by the lack of security and sources of conservation. Unfortunately, as I admired the frescoes, cobbled streets, columns, I recognized evident signs of rampant vandalism and destruction blatantly created by the tourists. I worried I wasn’t allowed to explore certain areas I […]

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