Ephesus is an interesting place to wander and explore; it comprises sights visible - and invisible. My favourite feature at Ephesus is not visible It no longer exists. At least not in the physical world. But it lives in the imagination. The Temple of Artemis [...]
What does dark tourism mean to you? Do you think of Auschwitz? The fields of Flanders or Cambodia's killing fields? Chernobyl? Robben Island? Pompeii? The Berlin Wall? Places where barbaric acts of terrorism have taken place? A walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper [...]
As I’m finalising this post, Yerevan has become a happening place. The prime minister just resigned a few hours ago, after several days of protests. According to my blogger friend Megan, who is there just now, the whole city is a party. The police, military, and [...]
In 1983, Berlin was still marked by war, but a grand city still. Today, it's even grander. And where Rome has beauty and chaos, Berlin has beauty and order.
The natural bridge, the square 50 cent coin, the windblown Divi Divi trees pointing to the southwest... in Aruba, you always know directions.
When Georgia at GingerBeirut invited us Lonely Planet bloggers to submit a rubber stamp post to the fourth Blogsherpa carnival, I took a while deciding which bureaucratic experience to share. I've had a few memorable ones, but which one to choose? Crossing into that peculiar [...]
The Schengen Agreement, while convenient, means I no longer get passport stamps in most of Europe. Do you remember the days of the DDR?