koyasan and the daito, or great pagoda

Koyasan, Japan is a center of Buddhist study and practice, located in the Wakayama Prefecture at an elevation of approximately 900 meters above...

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...

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 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...

a flyingnorth first: a video report from machu picchu peru

After months of resisting, as I was at Machu Picchu I was inspired to grab my iPhone and make an impromptu video report ,...

the tumuli burial mounds of gyeongju

One of the cities in South Korea that is lauded as the most important for seeing archaeological artifacts is the city of Gyeongju. This...

a history of hagia sofia in istanbul, as told by sofia petrillo of the...

Picture it, Constantinople, 537.  A young emperor dedicates a new structure to St. Sophia, the Divine Wisdom.  Before this, he had spent many hours...

kyoto’s kinkaku, or golden pavillion

Kyoto was quite a surprise. I didn't know much about the city except that it was the location for the the UN climate change...

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...

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...

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