100 years ago, West Flanders was one of the most militarized zones on earth. It's part of the famous Western Front of World War I and the site of many of the heavier battles. With the centenary of the war beginning in 2014, the region is readying itself to reap the benefits of a projected bump in tourist numbers.
At the height of the Cold War, a German teen decided he'd fly his single-ending plane deep into the Soviet Union to build a metaphorical bridge between the Germans and the Soviets. He landed in Red Square — and was arrested and sentenced 25 years ago last week.