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Stories about Travel

‘Life and Limb’: Foresters on the front line of climate change in Vanuatu

"This documentary is about Vanuatu's forests, but it highlights the value of forests to people's lives the world over."

Citizenship by investment in the Caribbean: Economic boon or diplomatic minefield?

Citizenship by Investment, dubbed the “golden passport”, offers the wealthy a second citizenship at a time when visa and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming more onerous.

This Polish travel blogger wants Poles to ‘fall in love’ with North Macedonia

"I am going to continue to convince Poles that the Balkans is not a powder keg. It is a barrel of wine."

A masked Spiderman and friends bring joy to Melbourne’s locked-down suburb

"Thank you to the fella jogging St Kilda neighbourhoods in full SpiderMan suit. You have brightened my young bloke’s day beyond measure on three occasions now."

‘Wiki Loves Africa’ 2020 features images of a continent on the move

"Wiki Loves Africa," encourages people to contribute Africa-relevant media to Wikimedia annually around a particular theme to fundamentally change how people both within and outside Africa see the continent.

Anti-pandemic measures in their home countries deter EU tourists from visiting North Macedonia

Tourism in North Macedonia is suffering because of the lack of foreign visitors, and people in the industry are appealing for additional government aid.

Popular YouTube channel documents what it is like to be black in Japan

Popular YouTube channel and website The Black Experience Japan features interviews with dozens of Black residents of Japan.

As COVID-19 infections surge, Japan launches travel subsidy campaign

Even as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in major cities in Japan, the government launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging tourism in local communities.

The long journey to Uyghur visibility: An interview with French author Sylvie Lasserre

The issue of China's treatment of the Uyghurs is slowly getting noticed in France, according to the author of the first book in French about Uyghur identity.

Sudan uprising: Sweeping reforms usher in justice and freedom

These laws show the identity of a new Sudan that recognizes rights, diversity, freedom of belief and expression.

Authorities in Republika Srpska accused of burying genocide memories in tourism bid

The Vilina Vlas hotel hosted unspeakable crimes during Bosnian War in the 1990s. But it is still being billed as a haven for family breaks.

Nationalists in North Macedonia use border closures to sow confusion and mistrust

Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.

Beach destinations in Albania face an unusual summer tourist season

Last month Global Voices looked at preparations for an unusual tourist season in Albania. Now it is underway, with mixed results.

Part II: Roadblocks to health care for women during COVID-19 in East Africa

Under COVID-19 curfew in Kenya, transport providers have either been unable or unwilling to transport pregnant women in labor to health facilities for fear of harassment by security agencies.

Families struggle to retrieve victim's bodies after Pakistan International Airline crash

Families of the victims of PIA Flight PK8303 were asked to give DNA to identify bodies.

Art as a true act of resistance: A conversation with theatre actor Juan Pablo Mazorra

"I believe that theatre will change the world, or at least one world, that of the individual."

Restarting Caribbean economies under threat of COVID-19

As a major source of foreign exchange and employment for most of the region, safely opening up borders to overseas visitors has become ever more pressing.

Is the Caribbean winning the fight against COVID-19?

Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?

Tour little-known tourist spots in Japan on YouTube

YouTube channel Anna Film Production produces short videos of interesting and scenic spots in the Kansai region in western Japan.

Explore beauty and heritage in the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand while staying at home

Southeast Asian countries have lost millions of visitors but none of their branding know-how.

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