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Looking Ahead to Osaka

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I have written thousands of blog posts on my own site and for countless others all over the world but this post is a first for me. I am writing this blog post about Osaka, Japan and I have never been there before. I will be going early next year with Azamara, but for now it is one of the few major cities on Earth I have not been to. That said, I think this will be fun and I definitely look forward to writing another after I visit Osaka.

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The New Singapore

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I first went to Singapore in 1999 and used to joke that it was cleaner than Disneyland, just not as fun and that Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport were the best things about Singapore. However, over the last 15 years the city, state and country have done a tremendous job in changing that image which had been popularly held by most visitors. Nowadays, Singapore is teeming with life and offers a lot to visitors. It’s a new Singapore.

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Eternally Enchanting Rome

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Rome, the eternal city, the center of the world for millennia, certainly is a must see place that should be front and center on everyone’s bucket list. Rome has it all. Rome has history; in fact, Rome is history. Rome has sites that no other city can approach. Rome is the heart of the world’s largest religion and Rome is the culinary capital of the world. Rome is eternal.

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The Timeless Charm of Athens, Greece

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“I am not Greek or Athenian, but I am a citizen of the world” – Socrates

These immortal words really strike a chord with me for two reasons. First, they adorn the entry gate to my business school; the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Secondly, they show the forward thinking of the great Greek philosophers and thinkers. Greece has contributed more to global civilization that any other current nation. Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the most important cities in the history of our world. Athens is timeless.

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Istanbul, Turkey: Modern culture in a historic city

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Istanbul is one of the most historic and majestic cities in the world. From Romans to Ottomans to Turks, Istanbul and formerly Constantinople has been a true jewel of a city. Istanbul is stunning. Istanbul is in your face. Istanbul can be maddening at times but Istanbul is a treat for the senses and will take your breath away. It is one of my favorite cities in the world.

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