Visiting Kos, Greece and Hippocrates’ Asklepeion

Turkish fountain at Kos

When Hippocrates sat under the plane tree in Kos’s town square, expounding his theories of healing, I wonder if he knew that many millennia later he would be known as ‘the father of modern medicine’ and people would still flock to Kos to stand under that old tree where the fabled physician once sat to teach. Many of the methods of modern medicine are based on Hippocrates’ writings, and doctors ... Read Full Article

Turkey Tourist Information


Introduction to Turkey The European country of Turkey is located to the northeast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the north and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turkey’s surface area is slightly bigger than that of Texas. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has taken action to strengthen its democracy and ... Read Full Article

Romania’s Calata Region: Surprises Among the Traditions


The area of Romania known as Calata (in Romanian) or Kalotaszeg (in Hungarian) may be rich in traditions, but it also has some unexpected sides. In among the sleepy Transylvanian villages and farms, the well-preserved medieval churches, and the peasant handicrafts, there are a few unusual things that stand out. For one, there is the castle in the village of Stana (Sztana in Hungarian) that was ... Read Full Article

Roaming the Greek Isle of Rhodes

Woman Thinking by Pavlopoulos Nikolas

  Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago and serves as the capital of the Greek Islands. Located between the isles of Karpathos and Kos, Rhodes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Rhodes is most famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Colossus was a large statue that stood over 30 meters high before it was ... Read Full Article

Stockholm: Sweden’s Crystal City


On a clear day in Stockholm, the air fills with light, and the city and sky glow with a crystal clarity reflected in the surrounding water. Water -- it's the main feature in Stockholm, which stands on 14 islands on Sweden’s east coast facing the Baltic Sea. The location has made it an important shipping and trade center since the 13th century. When I go to Stockholm I relish those medieval ... Read Full Article