why all the cyrillic in cyprus?

Leaving Malta was bittersweet, as we had a very nice relaxing stay in a great hotel in St. Julians .  It was easy to...

at the brussels airport: dual passports, a ticket kiosk checkpoint charlie and an almost...

After a long weekend at the Flyingnorthblog Brussels Bureau, it was time to head back to the Flyingnorthblog International Headquarters in New York.  Fortunately...

an unexpected trip to a runway show in selçuk, turkey

As the caption to a picture I posted to my personal Facebook page reads, somehow I ended up backstage at a runway show in...

the castles of western slovakia

While on a trip to Bratislava, Slovakia, my travel buddies and I decided to rent a car and take a look at some of...

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. –...

a history of hagia sofia in istanbul, as told by sofia petrillo of the...

Picture it, Constantinople, 537.  A young emperor dedicates a new structure to St. Sophia, the Divine Wisdom.  Before this, he had spent many hours...

ambérieu-en-bugey, france: my hometown

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. Even though I left my birthplace some fourteen years ago to move the UK, I wanted to share a little...

the berlin wall: an ironic symbol of freedom

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. As far back as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by Berlin. Berlin is a cosmopolitan city of...

sant felip de neri square: spanish civil war scars in barcelona

The Spanish Civil War , was a military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, supported by conservative elements within the country. When an...

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...

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