valletta’s strait street: the former seedy “gut” of malta’s capital city

Walking around Malta’s capital, Valletta, one finds a combination of old and new, the British colonial footprint vs. the underlying ancient history, and a...

a memorial to the 1966 tashkent earthquake

Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Central Asia's largest city (approx. population 3 million) is a relatively new city. Unlike Samarkand and Bukhara, there are no ancient...

silver lake california and williamsburg brooklyn: two ends of a secret hipster worm-hole?

For those of you familiar with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, you have probably taken the L train from the East Village.   On your...

i’m your best friend, i kill you for nothing: a photo history of genocide...

In the heart of Sarajevo, just across from the main cathedral, can be found a photo and video exhibit that chronicles the horrors of...

flyingnorthblog heads to uganda and will be on blackout unless the gorillas have wifi

The name itself reads like something out of Where the Wild Things Are - or a place where one would expect to find a Gingerbread house...

баба марта [baba marta] and the red and white in bulgaria

One thing that I noticed quite quickly as I landed in Sofia was that many people were wearing either red and white cloth bracelets...

the art of the ktx: the korea train express [video]

Move over TGV and Japan Rail Bullet train, the KTX is here. The KTX, or Korea Train eXpress is South Korea's high-speed rail system,...

hamama mia! my night in a four hundred year-old hamam in antalya, turkey

On the road in Turkey between the conservative city of Konya, with its Whirling Dervish history, and the seaside town of Kaş, I spent...

a drive through ntungamo, a town in southwest uganda [video]

As I left the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest and my spectacular encounter with the mountain gorillas, I drove through the town of Ntungamo. Ntungamo is...

aboriginal cave art and the kakadu national park, northern territory, australia

For those of you who cut geography class, the Commonwealth of Australia is split into six states and two territories . Within the...

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