Wednesday, February 21, 2018

a place in saint louis, senegal tailor made for flyingnorth

During my travels in Senegal, as usual I was on the lookout for places that would inspire me to write a blog post. Those...

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...

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...

the haeinsa temple and the tripitaka koreana [vlog]

The Haeinsa Temple was founded during the third year of King Ae-Jang's reign , by two monks Suneung and Ijung. The name "Haein" originates...

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...

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...

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...

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...

a vlog from registan square, samarkand, uzbekistan

              Any tour of Uzbekistan must include Registan Square, which was for many centuries the heart of Samarkand, and quite an interesting site.  

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