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 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...

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...

connecting 3, 10 and 11: the place de la république

Visiting Paris recently I was fortunate to stay with a friend of mine who lives very close to an iconic square that has recently...

vlog from belgrade, serbia [featuring mr. hleb]

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the...

why should you visit bratislava?

Several friends and I have started a new annual tradition - that of a pilgrimage to a lesser known or out of the way...

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...

zagreb’s ban jelačić square: waiting for the tram or an alien abduction?

Just steps from the Hotel Dubrovnik is Zagreb's central square and its epicenter of public transportation – Ban Jelačić Square, an expansive public space...

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...

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