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Crossing Turkey-Syria Border
Requires Patience of Job - and Luck

BAB EL HAWA, Syria – The red letters read “Welcome to Syria.” They’re painted on a large billboard just off th...

Elderly Ex-Pats Call Belizean Jungle Home

GALES POINT, Belize – On the day after his 72nd birthday - April 12 – Bruce Minnick waded bare-bottomed into c...

The Deaths of Two Women in a War With No End

The first hours of March 11, 1978 were unusually stormy off the South Lebanon coast. Into the teeth of the fou...

Chance Meeting with Romanian Teen Alters His Life - Forever

BUCHAREST, Romania – I was on a seven-week reporting trip through Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East i...

Ex-Pat Author’s Life Matches His Fiction

BUENOS AIRES -- Andover. Yale Law School. Wall Street. That was the life scripted for him by his father so man...

Paris in Early Summer: A Busy, Intoxicating Place

PARIS – If it’s spring it must be Paris. But this is summer, before the French go on holiday, and the city is...

I went to great - and futile - lengths to meet with Polish President Lech Walesa

In Search of Lech, Kielbasa and a bottle of beer

WARSAW - I'm sitting in the big, white palace waiting to meet the president. OK, that's a stretch. I'm actuall...