Wednesday, February 21, 2018

a mere mortal vs. the airport travel gods

The root of the word travel is the same root as the French word “travailler,’ which means to work.  This makes sense when one...

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...

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...

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...

the view from my window in sofia and my airport detention

I finally made it to central Sofia – and this picture is the actual view from the window of my hotel.  The city is...

баба марта [baba marta] and the red and white in bulgaria

One thing that I noticed quite quickly as I landed in Sofia was that many people were wearing either red and white cloth bracelets...

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