a bomb blast clears central oslo, norway

Local residents are calling this Norway's 9-11, as today a major bomb blast hit the center of the nation's capital, Oslo. In one moment,...

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 view from my window in sofia and my airport detention

I finally made it to central Sofia – and this picture is the actual view from the window of my hotel.  The city is...

hamama mia! my night in a four hundred year-old hamam in antalya, turkey

On the road in Turkey between the conservative city of Konya, with its Whirling Dervish history, and the seaside town of Kaş, I spent...

croatia top six lists

In the newest installment of the flying north blog top six list, I take a look at Croatia. Quite frankly there were many more...

vlog from sarajevo, bosnia and herzegovina

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an estimated population of 330,000 people within its four municipalities. It is...

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...

malta top six lists

I am in Cyprus now, but in an effort to encapsulate the Malta experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the worst that...

cappadocia, turkey: the reason everyone should travel

We go about our lives, consumed with the everyday groove of work and our particular routine, and rarely realize that there are parallel worlds...

my birthday in dubrovnik: how old do I have to be to become unesco...

There are many reasons to celebrate this week.  After six years of effort, Croatia this week formally concluded the accession negotiations with the European...

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