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...

the flyingnorthblog 2011 year in travel

As I am in constant “country count” competition with a few friends around the world, I am happy to report that in 2011 I...

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...

a view even aphrodite would be proud of

With the kind guidance of our new local friend Anton, who came to Cyprus by way of Bulgaria, we made our way by car...

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...

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...

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...

a little piece of history in bulgaria square

As I approached Bulgaria square, the massive Soviet-constructed National Palace of Culture loomed large, like a massive paperweight holding down the edge of the...

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...

vlog from belgrade, serbia [featuring mr. hleb]

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the...

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