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...

a little cup of italy in london

It should be no surprise that one of my favorite travel activities is to sit at a cafe and sip a good latte or...

lviv: the “little paris” of the ukraine

A country’s seventh largest city usually doesn’t promote a lot of fanfare . But when a city has such a rich history as the...

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 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...

valletta’s strait street: the former seedy “gut” of malta’s capital city

Walking around Malta’s capital, Valletta, one finds a combination of old and new, the British colonial footprint vs. the underlying ancient history, and a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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