Wednesday, September 20, 2017

palmyra, syria, part three: its wonderful people [and a hookah party]

Staying in Tadmur, the modern town next to the ancient ruins of Palmyra, was quite an experience. I was there in January so the...

palmyra, syria, part two: a magnificent unesco site

As part of a tour of Syria I embarked on in 2008 that included Aleppo, Damascus, and the Krak des Chevaliers Crusader castle, the...

palmyra, syria, part one: an ancient site under threat

This blog has been in existence for more than four years and during that time I have been able to chronicle my exploration of...

the newseum in washington, dc

I had heard a lot about the Newseum but never actually made it there the many times I had been to Washington, DC. This...

a national hero of uruguay in downtown manhattan

As I was walking from Flyingnorthblog International Headquarters in the South Village of New York City toward Canal Street in Tribeca, I followed Sixth...

flying north in antarctica

Here it is!   This eighteen+ minute vlogcumentary chronicles my travels on the white continent and features the Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, Danco Island, Neko Harbor,...

ushuaia: the end of the world

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - a beautiful mountain-framed city that is the gateway to Antarctic expeditions. It is located...

montevideo, uruguay

Montevideo es la capital y ciudad más poblada de la República Oriental del Uruguay. Asimismo, es sede del Mercosur y de la ALADI. Los...

a ferry to uruguay on the francisco, one of the fastest in the world

The trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay is relatively quick and easy, if you are fortunate enough to travel on the Francisco....

the barrio of palermo viejo in buenos aires, argentina

Palermo is a neighborhood, or barrio, in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It is located in the northeast of the city, bordering the barrios...

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