Growing up in Jersey City, Leila Bowie dreamed of traveling the world and once she set out to accomplish her dream, Bowie traveled to more than 25 countries including her most recent trip to North Korea.
“I’ve lived in Tokyo and Australia, and I’ve been to Thailand, Indonesia, Shanghai Beijing, Pakistan, and all over Europe,” Bowie says. “I think I inherited my passion for traveling from my grandfather who was born in Louisiana and part of a traveling circus. I knew I wanted to travel the world by the age four or five.”
In December, accompanied by her son, Nile Bowie, a TV correspondent based in Malaysia, Leila traveled to North Korea and took pictures of the countryside and its capital city Pyongyang during her 11-day stay. Although tourism is controlled by the government – approximately 1,500 tourists are allowed in each year— Leila and Nile visited historic landmarks in Pyongyang and country villages outside the city – always accompanied by a tour guide. Leila says: “They never let you go anywhere without guides.” Continue reading Views from her Camera- Jersey City Resident and World Traveler Leila Bowie Photographs North Korea→
Garry Brooks Faulkner was arrested in a remote region of Pakistan, telling police that he was personally hunting Osama bin Laden. Garry Brooks Faulkner, 52, of California was arrested on Monday in the Bumburat Valley of Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan . He had arrived in the region on June 3, marking his third trip to Pakistan in the last 5 years. At the time of his arrest, Faulkner was armed with a pistol, several rounds of ammunition and a 40-inch sword that he said he brought with him from California. Continue reading U.S. Man Arrested in Pakistan for Hunting Osama bin Laden→
A joint CIA and Pakistani operation led to the arrest of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the number two leader of the Taliban. In what is generally being viewed as a major development in the War on Terror and the current NATO offensive in Afghanistan, U.S. and Pakistani forces arrested the number two Taliban leader in Karachi nearly two weeks ago. Continue reading Top Taliban Commander Captured in Pakistan→
While most Americans are focused on conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, primarily because we have troops in active combat there, potentially significant threats to the U.S. are simmering elsewhere, from China to Russia, from India to Pakistan – and one of the world’s most secluded celebrity tourist destinations may prove to be the Cuba of the new millennium. Continue reading What Is The World’s Riskiest Hotspot?→
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