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· June, 2006

Stories about Travel from June, 2006

Russia: Family Histories

Brigid of Laughter in the Dark post a moving story about sharing family histories with Katia, an archive employee in Smolensk.

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons...

Philippines: Tourism in Philippines

The blogger at pinoysphere invites reader to check out a Philippines tourism video. The bloggers wonders why Philippines does not feature in people's travel plans. “Asian tourist destinations usually featured...

Vietnam: Hanoi Food

Noodlepie asks if there is a single Saigonese who loves Hanoi food and manages to stir up an interesting debate.

Hong Kong: Shopping technocrats

Given that many goods can be found at lower prices in Hong Kong than in mainland China, is it a surprise that the Flagrant Harbour blogger would bump into the...

Nigeria: Visit to Cameroon

Lawal Adekunle of Unlag Students reports on his recent visit to the Cameroons..…”It is situated at the bottom of the Cameroon Mountain, the second largest mountain in Africa. Houses situated...

Lebanon: Medical Tourism

Raja describes his visit to what seems to be a tourism medical center. The first in Lebanon. The hospital feels like a five-star hotel. Family members take turns visiting their...

Pakistan: Through Thar

Light Within on the Thar/. “Thar Parkar is politically alive and in the limelight these days. Previously, one only chewed over and thought of such far away places, or read...

Japan: PM goes to Graceland

Perhaps having realized his trips to the Yasukuni war shrine were losing him votes, as seen on Mutantfrog, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is making a trip to a different,...

China: Artist-blogger leaves

“Tomorrow I'm leaving Guangzhou again,” writes choreographer-blogger Frances d'Ath at Supernaut. “I'll be back in October.“

Romania: Recycling

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about recycling in Romania, something that, at first, doesn't seem to exist.

Romania: Getting a British Visa

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings reports on what it takes for a Romanian to get a British visa.

China: Hopes, one day

Journalist-blogger Taras posts a list [zh] today of all the things he hopes yet to do: 1. Be a foreign correspondent in any country; 2. Find the one thing that...

Laos: Visiting Luang Prabang

The people at Brett & Angie's Asian Adventure blog post pictures of Luang Prabang, the former capital city of Lao. They write “Having spent 7 days here, I can honestly...

Pakistan: Grand Trunk Road

Shirazi on the Grand Trunk road that spans South Asia. “Its angles have been yanked and diverted by history. It has witnessed the march of Aryans and victorious advance of...

Bangladesh: Going to Bangladesh

Ami travels through Bangladesh and shares his experiences. “I entered Bangladesh through its westernly most border with India. I was coming from Calcutta. The border was somewhat of a joke....

Panama: The Tree Climber

Irving from Al Aire Libre lists all of the trees that he wants to climb in Panama.

Thailand: Street Elephants

The blogger at My Thailand Diary encounters elephants in Chiang Mai city and wonders if elephants belong to the jungle or the city.

Haiti: Why Jacmel Should Be a Cruise Destination

Collectif Haiti de Provence explores the how and the why of turning the city of Jacmel, Haiti into a cruise destination. Says the blog (Fr): “Jacmel has what cruisegoers need:...

Mongolia: 800 Years

Luke Distelhorst reports on Mongolia's efforts to boost tourism for the 800 year anniversary of Chinggis Khan's founding of the Mongolian state, and he notes that the country is not...

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