Posts Tagged ‘history’

Population Exchange between Turkey & Greece

Population Exchange between Turkey & Greece

Can you even imagine a day in which the ruler of your country says that you and over a million of your neighbors have to relocate … to another country? That is exactly what happened in 1923, known as the “population exchange” between Greece and Turkey. After WWI, the Ottoman Empire fell apart leading to […]

Turkey. A new country in an old land

Turkey. A new country in an old land

TURKEY Where East meets West Where legends like Alexander the Great use to roam Where the Trojan War took place Where ancient ruins tell stories Where dynasties and cultural legacies are still prevalent in a modern times By far one of the most fascinating countries I have ever visited! Turkey is a new country in […]

The history of the meat raffle

The history of the meat raffle

Learned something new today … When Stacy and her friend Lawrence told me we were going to a meat raffle last night I said, “Okay – why not – but what exactly is a meat raffle?” A meat raffle is a tradition of raffling off meat, usually in a bar or pub, originating in Britain […]

The Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age

When traveling to new parts of the world I naturally find myself learning interesting facts about the place I am visiting. A continuing education of the history of the world is one of my favorite parts of traveling. During my recent visit to The Netherlands I learned about The Golden Age, a period in Dutch […]

What you may not know about The Netherlands…

What you may not know about The Netherlands…

Holland is not a country but represent two (North and South) of the “The Netherlands” twelve provinces. In the Netherlands it is common to greet people with three kisses. Example: Left cheek, right cheek, then left cheek again. One quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level. The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe. […]

The world is still smiling…

The world is still smiling…

January 20, 2009: A collective smile thousands of miles long across America…. But what about the rest of the world? Take a look at these photos of the big smiles on inauguration day all over the world and read about it from Christiane Amanpour: The world welcomes Obama with open arms, demands For many abroad, […]

Cambodia: The Genocide Years

Cambodia: The Genocide Years

The time I have spent in Cambodia combined with the knowledge I have learned about this country’s horrific history, has made me appreciate more than ever the opportunities, security, and quality of life I was granted being born in America. Cambodia has literally been to hell and back and continues to suffer today. As I […]

Plain of Jars & “The Secret War in Laos”

Plain of Jars & “The Secret War in Laos”

Most visitors come to the Xieng Khuang province to visit the mysterious Plain of Jars, a large group of historic cultural sites containing thousands of stone jars, which lie scattered throughout plain. *Archaeologists believe that the jars were used 1,500–2,000 years ago, by an ancient Mon-Khmer race whose culture is now totally unknown. Most of […]

Canberra: the capital of OZ??

Canberra: the capital of OZ??

I spent the weekend in Canberra, the capital city of the Commonwealth of Australia. My friend Jenny has been living there for the past four weeks working as a temporary veterinarian. Lauren and I decided a visit to the national capital was a must during our stay in OZ, and it would be more fun […]

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