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 view even aphrodite would be proud of

With the kind guidance of our new local friend Anton, who came to Cyprus by way of Bulgaria, we made our way by car...

a flight to london and the social experiment we call air travel

Flying North blog is now in London with me, doing what we like to do best - sitting at a new cafe near Victoria...

why do people graffiti historical places, and who is zoey?

Graffiti has been around for millennia. In perhaps what is a precursor to the personal public relations departments we all maintain via social media,...

do we not learn from history? romania builds a wall to keep in the...

Institutionalized racism?  Preventative measure?  As we have seen in many places over the course of the last century – Berlin, Palestine, Texas, etc. –...

are we in belgium or the netherlands? it depends on what side of the...

Nestled in the northern region of Belgium on the Netherlands border is the enclave of Baarle-Hertog, oh and Baarle-Nassau. With its origins that go...

what do you know about moldova?

While I was floating around the Ukraine exploring the many Orthodox onion-domed churches, it seemed silly not to pop over to Moldova for a...

vis, croatia: check the ferry schedule first or learn how to do a rain...

While traveling, it is inevitable that some details will fall through the cracks. These are details that will sometimes frame entire days, as in...

first they came for burqas: a dark day in france

This week, France began enforcing a ban on wearing a burqa in public, a controversial and highly short-sighted move on the part of the...

a mere mortal vs. the airport travel gods

The root of the word travel is the same root as the French word “travailler,’ which means to work.  This makes sense when one...

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