Travel News: French Government Ups Security After Attacks on Jewish Community

Photo by Francisco Osorio CC

The French government has vowed to protect the nation’s Jewish community after a wave of anti-semetic violence and agitation by Islamists.     Read more at Travora.com.  Advertisements

War and Peace in the Basque Country

Old Basque Dude

Thirty Basque men, women, children and seniors stand in the rain silently, forming a long human chain in front of the Kursaal Building in San Sebastian. The modern, stylish building stands triumphantly over the beach and the old town, a physical symbol of the Basque people’s opening their doors to the world and a peaceful … Continue reading

A Strange Introduction – Yala Province, Thailand

The train started with a lurch, then slowly gained speed as the soldiers in my cabin gripped their M-16 assault rifles, stuck their head out the windows, and scanned the horizon for trouble. I was in the southern Thai province of Yala, where a Muslim uprising has been simmering for decades.  Of all the places … Continue reading