Thursday, September 21, 2017

a crusader castle in a conflict zone: syria’s crac des chevaliers

Syria is one of my very favorite travel destinations, and, given the current conflict there, it may be a few years before I have...

history is erased in the syrian desert

Over the almost five years writing this blog I have indicated many reasons why I think travel is important. One reason that I’ve had...

a prop plane over the lost world of the tepuis in venezuela

Venezuela’s interior is quite beautiful, and a nice change from the chaos of Caracas, a capital city that sadly doesn’t rate very high on...

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...

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 roman city of volubilis

Located near Meknès between the cities of Fez and Rabat lies an impressive UNESCO-listed site - the Roman city of Volubilis. The city was...

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...

a video blog: the grand place in brussels, belgium

                As the flyingnorthblog ventures into the world of new media, you never know where I might show up.  The Grand Place, the central square...

mostar and the old bridge in bosnia and herzegovina

By guest blogger Fabien Reynaud. During a recent trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, my partner and I decided to spend a day in Mostar, Bosnia and...

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