a missing link in the evolution of the modern mediterranean state

Having spent a few more days in Malta, I’m growing to like it more every day.  Despite me being greeted on more than one...

today we celebrate a legacy of serfdom, privilege, and the divine right of kings

Today we celebrate God’s chosen couple. They are better than you. They are richer than you. They are more privileged. You should bow down...

the metéora monasteries of central greece

On a camping trip through northern Greece a few years back with some Italian friends, we happened upon a world heritage site that I...

bulgaria top six lists

Once again continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog – my Bulgaria top six lists. Top six Bulgaria disappointments. 1.  Everyone smokes. Everywhere.  It is like...

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...

the beauty of montenegro’s durmitor national park

The Durmitor region in the northwest of Montenegro was declared a national park in 1952. The park includes the massif of Durmitor and the...

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...

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. –...

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...

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...

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