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...

ambérieu-en-bugey, france: my hometown

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. Even though I left my birthplace some fourteen years ago to move the UK, I wanted to share a little...

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...

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 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...

kaş, turkey and the sunken city of kekova

From the city of Antalya, I made my way to Kaş, a small seaside town in the Antalya province of Turkey, about four or...

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...

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...

I am always in the thick of world events: the turkish north protests austerity

Having come from Malta where there were not only protests at the Libyan embassy, but at a moment when Libyan pilots landed and sought...

a monument to the crimean war in central london

Given that the Crimean peninsula has been in the news over the past year or so, it is important to remember that this territory...

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