je suis flyingnorth, je suis charlie

"Nothing can be done with a pencil or a keyboard that warrants a reprisal with a Kalishnikov." - The Economist, 10 January, 2015. Unless you...

seven in one: seven continents in one year

As 2015 is a big year for JT, your flyingnorth blogmaster , I decided that I would challenge myself and travel to all seven continents...

cuba: diplomatic relations again, but a travel ban remains

President Barack Obama announced today that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the...

16 hour non-stop flight: new york to hong kong on cathay pacific cx831 [video]

                    This is a video blog of my epic flight journey on the sixteen hour non-stop New York JFK to Hong Kong HKG airport. The...

an epic airport detention: my scarlet letter at barcelona airport

Over the years I have had quite a few interesting interactions with security in international airports, from an abdomen x-ray in Ecuador to being...

an important update from the kurdistan regional government in iraq

This important information will dispel some of the rumors about the situation in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. To my friends there, I...

flying out of the united kingdom? better power up your device

Those of you with iPhones know the pain of how unreliable the batteries on the phones sometimes are, in many cases going from a...

a single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to confer life-long protection

For those of us intrepid travelers who have ventured into the many Yellow Fever zones in Africa and South America, there is good news...

…and the flying north top fifty countries thus far in 2014 are?

Through the magic of Google Analytics, from time to time I like to take a look at the statistics for the blog and see...

election fever in iraqi kurdistan

The legislative elections in Iraq will take place on April 30, and throughout the entirety of the country, 328 seats are up for grabs....

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