In Ireland there was a change of gov't due to the budget crisis.
In Burma there was a change from military to civilian gov't.
In both places the places the people had no idea what was going on.
In the middle east there was Arab Spring and we had our Cairo visit cancelled.
In Japan we switched our airplane landing from Tokyo to Hong Kong because of the nuclear meltdown.
While we were in the Persian sea, Osama Bin Ladin's body was buried in that sea.
Our trips have crossed paths with many interesting events.