Wednesday, September 20, 2017

travails, dogs and blue eye shadow on the way to paradise

According to many sources the origin of the word travel is likely connected to the French word travailler which means "to work." Other sources...

facebook heads to the arctic circle, and goes green

It was announced this week that Facebook will soon build its first server location outside of the United States – near the Arctic Circle....

sorry mother nature, your earthquakes and hurricanes are no match for the power of...

August 23: earthquake. August 28: hurricane. Good try Mother Nature, but if you listen closely, you will hear the raspberries of more than eight...

bulgaria top six lists

Once again continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog – my Bulgaria top six lists. Top six Bulgaria disappointments. 1.  Everyone smokes. Everywhere.  It is like...

chefchaouen: is this morocco or greece?

One of Morocco's many unique locations is the city of Chefchaouen. When you first encounter this city, despite it being landlocked, you can easily...

290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

helsinki, finland and the suomenlinna fortress

Finland’s largest and capital city, Helsinki is a travel destination that combines the flavors of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Russian Europe into a unique...

on the way to peru, some tips for air travelers

As the flyingnorthblog makes its way south to Peru, here at the blog we thought it would be helpful to provide some handy tips...

in new york city, dumbo is not an animated elephant

If you are out and about in New York City and want to get some of the most spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge...

a vlog from abiverd, turkmenistan

The ancient settlement of Abiverd is one of eight historical reserves of Turkmenistan along with Kunya-Urgench, Nissa, Merv, Dakhistan etc. The ruins of Abiverd...

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