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· March, 2006

Stories about Travel from March, 2006

Latvia: Tourism Official's Utopian Plans

All About Latvia writes about one official's utopian plans to turn Latvia into Europe's main tourist center. [A belated update: The official's name is Ola Prilof … April Fool!]

Nigeria: Predictable Politics

UKNaija ponders on the relativity of time and seemingly predictable Nigerian politics.

Iran: A 534 Soldiers Blog!

A group of Iranian soldiers has launched a collective blog (Persian), to make a digital bridge among 534 soldiers. Blog talks about their daily military life and their trips.

Serbia & Montenegro: Likes and Dislikes About the Country

Daniel Ginsberg of The Native Speaker gives an honest answer to this question from an anonymous commenter: “will you be honest and say what (or who) makes you really angry...

Poland: Trains

Aaron Fowles of p3 writes about Polish trains: the Osobowy, the Pospieszny, and the rest of them.

India: In search of flowers

Windy Skies in search of the “Night Queen” – a flower that is intoxicatingly fragrant in the Western Ghats.

Singapore: Leaving Home

agrain of sand has a dilemma: “How to tell my parents that Singapore isn’t really my home anymore? I mean, yes, they are back there, I grew up there, they...

Iran: The Flight from Iran!

View from Iran says about her flight from Iran. Blogger writes ” the flight from Iran was uneventful. By the end of our flight, not one woman was wearing a...

Ukraine: Kyiv Sightseeing

Nancy Case of Case In Point takes her readers on a Kyiv sightseeing tour: “Is there anything cooler than being in a narrow cave with prostrating pilgrims and ancient shriveled...

Guyana: Amerindian eco-resort

VSO intern Michiyo gets to spend some time in a Makushi Amerindian village in Guyana's Rupununi region, and experience first-hand the community's efforts at running an eco-resort. As usual, she...

China: Traffic TV

Danwei reports on the next development in China's love affair with the internal combustion engine: Traffic TV. “The ad delivery machines that have appeared in around 10,000 taxis and buses...

Ukraine: Pidhajtsi and Odesa

Stefan at Dykun writes about pre-election politics in the town of Pidhajtsi and posts a few pictures of his favorite city, Odesa.

Ukraine: Playing Run-and-Chase in Pediatrics Dept.

A Malaysian medical student posts pictures of spring snow in Simferopol, the capital of Ukraine's warmest region, Crimea. Also, there are pictures from another pediatrics class that evolved into “playing...

Moldova: “The Stupid Tax”

Jessica of Life in Moldova writes about financial traps that await unsuspecting foreigners in Moldova.

Russia: Train Rides

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert writes about a typical train journey in Russia: boiled eggs and endless conversations are the most common features. Also, for a male...

Czech Republic: Museum of Romani Culture in Brno

Back in February, Jen and Derrick Teal of A Year in the Czech Republic visited the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno, located in the city's Roma neighborhood: “Suddenly, almost...

Swedish Blogs on “Eastern Europe”

It is safe to say that the blog scene reflecting “Eastern European” events is quite limited as compared to the “hotter” regions such as the Middle East. As for the...

Vietnam: Departures

Six Months in Hanoi bids an emotional farewell to Vietnam. “My experience of leaving Hanoi was of suddenly seeing the loss of a whole community. I know I will return,...

Russia: Photo Collections

Sergey Belyakov at RUBLog links to two online photo collections: the Russian Photography Collection, 1917-1945, and Albert Hajrullin's Moscow and St. Petersburg pictures.

Vietnam: Fate of an Expatriate

Our Man in Hanoi worries that he'll end up like many Westerners in Asia: “Am I destined to be the movie ex-pat villain, stuffing my face, sweating profusely and shouting...

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