The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part two

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part two

Continued from The Murder Castle Over the next year, the courts would hear from over three hundred witnesses, and the nature of Bathory’s atrocities began to emerge from the darkness that had hidden them. She was reported to have burned the flesh of servants whose...
The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part one

The Murder Castle of Čachtice, part one

There is something about dark and macabre stories that draws people in. Halloween has become a major commercial market in the United States over the last century, and the 2017 horror film Get Out was even a strong contender for the best picture academy award. Like it...
For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

October brings crisp air and fierce competition as the best teams in baseball battle it out for the World Series title. Baseball is known as America’s pastime and has been around for over eighty years. Though today baseball has evolved to thirty clubs across the...
Wandering Forgotten Lands

Wandering Forgotten Lands

Down the street and around the corner from some of the most famous holy sites in the world, a little abandoned village goes almost unnoticed. Lifta is a collection of forsaken stone buildings just off the edge of West Jerusalem, but it was once a thriving Palestinian...
Natal: A Hidden Paradise

Natal: A Hidden Paradise

When most people think of Brazil, they think of Rio de Janeiro or the Amazon rainforest. But on the easternmost point of Brazil there is an overlooked city—Natal. Brazilians flock to Natal as a beachside vacation spot, so join the locals and have a truly Brazilian...