the big fat world

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We LOVE Iceland!

Learn more about the country of fire & ice with BFW posts. Also look for fresh posts in December when BFW tours goes back to see Iceland in full winter mode.

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Vietnam or Bust

Vietnam is one of my favorite countries and can’t wait to go back, but in the meanwhile, enjoy these articles.



Vietnam Posts


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Top 10 Posts from Around the World

A nice collection of all Top 10 posts I have written over 40+ countries.

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Top 10 Posts


From the Blog…

Art Nouveau in Riga?

A little known fact is that Riga is dripping in early 20th Art Nouveau architecture. You wouldn’t know to look at her, but there are hundreds of little hidden gems all over the city. Some...

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Tyranny and Occupation in Latvia

Riga has a 800 or so year old history but what fascinates me most are the last 70 years of it. This starts with the Soviet occupation in 1940, then Germany’s in 1941, then the...

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Getting Lost in Riga

‘Getting lost in Riga’ or ‘On the search for history in Riga’ I haven’t much need for maps, I tend to use my internal compass when in unfamiliar surroundings. This strategy to travel, actually impedes...

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8 am. Sunday Morning. Riga

There is nothing like the smell of your 1st cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. It is especially sweet, when that cup is had in a another country, namely Riga, Latvia. My 1st cup...

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Turkish Riveria (Kalkan, Turkey)

Kalkan is Turkey’s answer to Antibes in France or Postiano in Italy. While I am not certain if Turkey has coined the term ‘Riveria’ for its coastline, if there was one, the stretch between Fethiye...

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