Thursday, September 21, 2017

ancient merv, an archaeological gem in the karakum desert

Turkmenistan is a country full of unexpected surprises, and if you have nerve enough to navigate the quite complex and a bit costly visa...

the incredible ghost town of kayaköy

Just a few kilometers from the town of Fethiye, a small tourist town that has become overrun by British tourists lies the small...

the mysterious mausoleum of mauretania

Among the more interesting and mysterious archeological sites in Algeria is a structure that, while archaeologists claim they know the origins, they really can’t...

290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

a visit to lake titicaca – do not steal, do not lie, do not...

Lake Titicaca, a name that made all of us giggle as children, is located in South America in between Peru and Bolivia. It is...

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...

aboriginal cave art and the kakadu national park, northern territory, australia

For those of you who cut geography class, the Commonwealth of Australia is split into six states and two territories . Within the...

the city of fes, morocco

Fes is the medieval capital of Morocco, and represents a learned and glorious period in Islamic civilization. Fes has the best-preserved old city in...

the reality of tracking mountain gorillas in the bwindi impenetrable rainforest, uganda

As I mentioned in a prior post, the reality of tracking the critically endangered mountain gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest in southwestern Uganda...

puerto rico’s fort san felipe del morro [video]

Old San Juan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort known as San Felipe del Morro, was named in honor of King Phillip II and...

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