more leg room and a quiz

My journey to Malta began at Newark airport where I boarded a Lufthansa A340-600 en route to Munich.  I eagerly asked if I could...

the 11th century ghost town of tamacine, algeria [video]

The original 11th century village of Tamacine was destroyed in a flood in 1988. While there is a new village nearby, this...

the time I was molested by the government of ecuador

I really had no preconceived notions about Ecuador. The only things I really knew about the country were that it was among the poorest...

the old bridge in mostar, bosnia: destruction and rebirth [vlog]

In the southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina can be found the city of Mostar, and the famous Stari Most, or old bridge. The...

rub my toe: we need more guys like gregorius of nin

He sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings, but unlike other fictional characters that have permeated the collective psyche of humanity, Gregorius...

kotor: montenegro’s old town gem on the adriatic

On Montenegro's Adriatic coast, tucked deep in a bay, is a second century C.E. gem that should be visited now before all of the...

the wildlife of namibia’s etosha national park [video]

Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88...

a tale of two flatirons

When one hears the term "Flatiron Building," images of the iconic Fuller Building in New York City immediately come to mind. Once one of...

what can one buy for 5,000,000,000 dinars?

As I walked the streets of Belgrade, Serbia's capital city, I ran across a street vendor who was selling various baubles and trinkets. Among...

my strange connection to the triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which occurred on March 25, 1911.  On that day 146 garment workers...

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