a complicated matter

The history of Northern Cyprus is a complicated one, and that remains the case today.  From the seventh millennium B.C.E. through the mid-twentieth century...

a border dispute heats up: thailand, cambodia and a unesco site

Border disputes are quite common these days. Some disputes involve strategic islands or territories, others ancestral homelands, and still others water or resource rights. From...

the incredible ghost town of kayaköy

Just a few kilometers from the town of Fethiye, a small tourist town that has become overrun by British tourists lies the small...

a flyingnorth first: a video report from machu picchu peru

After months of resisting, as I was at Machu Picchu I was inspired to grab my iPhone and make an impromptu video report ,...

in suzhou, china: getting the social studies textbook feeling

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent 16 day trip to China, my partner and I spent a day in Suzhou, a major city...

between a café and a café, there is another café

A dear Moroccan friend recently responded to my love of lattes and my Moroccan quest for a café with a common Moroccan expression that...

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...

at the height of tensions, a step into north korea

"The visit to the Joint security Area at Pammunjom will entail into a hostile area and possibly injury or death as a direct result...

the algerian pavilion [le pavillon algérien] at expo 2017 in astana, kazakhstan

For my friends in Algeria, this is the Algerian pavilion at Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Pour mes amis en Algérie, c'est le pavillon...

asbury park: a jersey shore beach destination with nineteenth century roots

Asbury Park, New Jersey is probably best known for its connection to Bruce Springsteen and rock bands such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury...

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