what do the sistine chapel and a tube of toothpaste have in common?

I've been to Rome many times, and when visiting I always take the inevitable trip to Vatican City to catch a glimpse of one...

malta pajjiz sabih hafna [malta is a wonderful country]

I've been in Malta a few days now, and so far so good.  The weather has been a bit chilly, but nice - in...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

mostar and the old bridge in bosnia and herzegovina

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, my partner and I decided to spend a day in Mostar, Bosnia and...

cyprus top six lists

Continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog, and in an effort to encapsulate the Cyprus experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the...

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...

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...

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