malta votes on whether to legalize divorce

The only country in Europe in which divorce is illegal, Malta today began voting on a referendum to legalize divorce.  The new law, if...

helsinki, finland and the suomenlinna fortress

Finland’s largest and capital city, Helsinki is a travel destination that combines the flavors of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Russian Europe into a unique...

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...

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...

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...

guinness and traditional irish dance in an eighteenth century dublin church

One of the more interesting locations in Dublin for a pint and some traditional Irish music and dancing is "The Church - café, restaurant,...

rub my toe: we need more guys like gregorius of nin

He sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings, but unlike other fictional characters that have permeated the collective psyche of humanity, Gregorius...

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,...

why should you visit bratislava?

Several friends and I have started a new annual tradition - that of a pilgrimage to a lesser known or out of the way...

the city of tbilisi in the republic of georgia

I had always been curious and fascinated with the Caucasus Mountains and the countries and autonomous regions on the strip of land between the...

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