my birthday in dubrovnik: how old do I have to be to become unesco...

There are many reasons to celebrate this week.  After six years of effort, Croatia this week formally concluded the accession negotiations with the European...

a flight to london and the social experiment we call air travel

Flying North blog is now in London with me, doing what we like to do best - sitting at a new cafe near Victoria...

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. –...

want to buy an airport or a highway? greece has a few for...

If you believe that, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Well, maybe not Brooklyn, but Athens.  The recent ousting of the...

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...

déjà vu: it’s not eyjafjallajökull, but iceland gives us another volcano

Just around this time last year, Iceland slammed its fists down and said “I will not be ignored!”  And ignored it was not.  From...

today we celebrate a legacy of serfdom, privilege, and the divine right of kings

Today we celebrate God’s chosen couple. They are better than you. They are richer than you. They are more privileged. You should bow down...

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...

tanti auguri italia: italy’s 150th and a site not to be missed

Given the close connection flyingnorthblog has with Italy, I thought I would create a post to celebrate the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the...

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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