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Paris of the East

Bucharest is the capital of Romania and will be my alternate to Sofia. I have decided that after departing Burgas that I will be heading north to Bucharest. 303 more words


GTM15: Germany Travel Mart 2015 in Erfurt

I’m excited to return “home” to Germany next week.

Thanks to an invitation from the Canadian office of the German National Tourism Board (Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus), I’m pleased to participate in the annual… 560 more words


Neo-Nazis bomb an Orthodox church in Berlin

As Viktor Gruzinov, who first aleterted me to this event with his post on Google+ points out, this sort of stuff never used to happen during the Cold War. 1,012 more words


American states partnered with European countries to support security cooperation


“The State Partnership Program is, dollar for dollar, my best EUCOM investment.”
 – ADM Stavridis, EUCOM Commander

The EUCOM State Partnership Program (SPP), a component of the larger National Guard program, partners U.S. 418 more words

World News

An incredibly belated post on Kraków, where I spent the most unorthodox weekend of my life. 

I have no complaints about my life here. I have no regrets about how I’ve spent my time traveling or living in Dublin. Aside from inevitable, ridiculous mental baggage I’ve allowed myself to carry into this trip, I’m happy. 1,429 more words

On the Mediterranean

700 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean this week off the Libyan coast.

Some things to keep in mind:

1) It is because of Fortress Europe that migrants attempt this perilous journey. 129 more words


Upcoming Journey

For those who’ve read this blog before, you know that I’ve been exploring my family’s past, especially my mother’s roots in The Netherlands in the war-torn first half of the 20th Century. 468 more words

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