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· April, 2006

Stories about Travel from April, 2006

Martinique: Tourists Turned Off

Bien Vu worries (FR) that Martinique is turning tourists off. Some have complained to him, he says, about: “a poor welcome, bad company, not feeling safe during their vacations and...

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul by Bike

JJ writes about visiting villages on Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul by bike.

China: Culinary journey to the West

In ‘The startling truth behind my Xinjiang pilgrimage‘, Imagethief comes clean on his his real holiday plans: seeking the chuan master. “It is this man who fascinates me. Enigmatic and...

China: Staring happens

Laowiseass‘ Lalaoshi blogs out the reasons why he gets stared at in some places and passed over in others: “I remember no one stared at me in Zhumadian, a Henan...

Thai Kick Boxing

Muay Thai or Kick Boxing is very popular in Thailand and regular bouts are held in major cities. Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia blogs about his visit to a Muay Thai...

Polish Blogosphere Update

Ever wonder what a day in the life of someone living in Poland would look like condensed into a 10-minute video? Neither did I until I came to Poland. The...

Ukraine: A Trip to Chernobyl

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine links to his own report from a trip to Chernobyl he and his wife took on November 13, 2004.

The rice terrace land

Yellominded has some pictures from travels in the mountains of Luzon. This region is famed for the 2000 year old rice terraces dug out of mountain slopes.

Estonia: Land and People

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about a book about Scandinavia by Joanna Kavenna and his own perception of Estonia and its people: “Kavenna continually points out that Estonians are...

Romania: Kiosk As A Local Version Of Wal-Mart

An American in Romania writes about “the Romanian version of Wal-Mart”: “The Romanian kiosk looks nothing like a Wal-Mart, that's why it is so deceptive. It's a tiny building with...

Latvia: Dangerous for Russians

All About Latvia writes that, according to one survey, “53 percent of [Russian] respondents named Georgia as the most dangerous country to Russians, while Latvia came second with 29 percent.”...

Hungary: Budapest Cliches

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an amazingly cliched text about Budapest for aspiring expats.

China: Underdeveloped Western region

Outside In blogger outwits a gang outside a cave during travels in Western China's Muslim-dominated Ningxia Autonomous Region.

Travel India: Different Flavors

India is an interesting destination and here are a few posts (one from our neighbours, Nepal too) that talk about it without any unnecessary frills or gloss. Anil at Windy...

St-Maarten: Video Montage of Juliana Airport

InternetRapide.com (FR) posts a video montage of planes taking flight from Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten.

China: Dusty discussion

A storm in the Chinese blogsphere this week. Not the heated kind, though—this one's meteorological. A sandstorm has been raging through Beijing and parts of Northern China since April 10....

Manal – The bold and the beautiful Moroccan blogger

Do you remember Jyllandsposten? The newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet (PBUH)? Representatives of the paper refused to meet with the BBC, CNN or the Danish TV, but agreed...

China: Gates hosts Hu

One reader responds to a post on the MindMatters blog which lists what Bill and Melinda Gates served Chinese president Hu Jintao for dinner Tuesday night by comparing the reception...

Slovenia: Ljubljana Lists

Michael of The Glory of Carniola reviews a number of lists featuring Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

Russia: Moscow Prepares For Summer

Snowsquare.com reports on how Moscow prepares for the summer.

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