Stories about Travel from August, 2006
Albania: Euro 2008
Our Man In Tirana writes about Albania's upcoming football battles.
India: Is The World Really Flat? It looks like.
This round-up is a patchwork quilt of blog postings with a global flavor. And flavor is the key word since we end our journey with a culinary post that takes us back to the 15th century which was the start of another globalization era....
Belize: Travel tips
A pair of travellers responds to the Belize Jungle Dome Adventure Travel and Vacation blog's request for travel tips.
India: Tourists in the UK
30 in 2005 on the phenomenon of more Indian tourists in the UK. “And these are not just salwar kameez and saree aunties who have come to look after their children/ grand-children. These are bona fide tourists. Backpacks, cameras and sneakers. All the way from India.”
Serbia: Nightlife Under Threat
Belgrade Blog writes about the threat to the capital's nightlife.
Moldova, Romania: Music
Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about themes in Moldovan folk music. WorkingDefinition writes about the “inescapable” music in Romania.
Montenegro: Sveti Stefan
Novala, Europa posts pictures from one of the most popular tourist destinations in Montenegro: the semi-island of Sveti Stefan.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings
Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they are commonplace around Trebinje. And even if the locals wanted to talk about it, the western press and local EUFOR...
Serbia: Tito's Mausoleum
Mat Savelli of Roma Roma writes about the highlight of his visit to Belgrade: Tito's Mausoleum at the House of Flowers.
Poland: Tukkers in Auschwitz
Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road travel from Lviv to Krakow to Auschwitz – and arrive in Prague.
Cuba: Sex tourism
Luis M. Garcia reports briefly on the Cuban government's irate response to “a Spanish academic who says as many as 200,000 Spaniards travel to Cuba every year to engage in what he politely termed turismo sexual.“
Vietnam: Trip to Halong Bay
Vietnamese God vists Halong bay – one of the popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. The bloggers posts some pictures and reflects “It was so quiet, nothing much happening around, just the boat engine going sometimes on and off. Sitting on the top of the boat in that peaceful atmosphere made...
Ukraine: Maidan Now
Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit visits Kyiv's Maidan, takes pictures and talks to its current inhabitants, nearly two years after the Orange Revolution.
Hungary: Budapest Problems
Vandorlo of Central Budapest Blog writes about what Budapesters find annoying about their city – and introduces a relevant Hungarian word that describes one of the problems.
China: Xinjiang Summertime
Summer photos of Kongque River in Xinjiang from the opposite end of China.
Philippines: Backpacking in Vietnam
Heritage blogger Ivan Henares remembers his trip to the city of Hoi An in Vietnam and he recalls how the visit introduced him to the joy of backpacking.
South Asia: Travelling while Asian
Pickled Politics on TWA (or Travelling While Asian) as an India bound flight was diverted to Amsterdam because of what appears to be racial profiling or paranoia.
Pakistan: Pishin and the fruits
Shirazi on wonderful Pishin and fruits. “Until the middle of the 18 th century, when Quetta finally passed into the hands of Brahvi rulers, the history of Pishin is identical with the province of Kandahar. The earliest mention of Pishin is found in the ancient writing in which “Pishinorha” is...
Russia: FSB in Ryazan
Sean of Sean's Russia Blog remembers his unpleasant encounter with the Russian Federal Security Service in Ryazan.
Russia, Lithuania: Oil Refinery Quarrel
Copydude writes about no druzhba between Russia and Lithuania – all because of an oil refinery that used to belong to Yukos.
Haiti: Travelling heavy
Nightshift makes fun of Caribbean travellers’ legendary inability to travel light: “If successful, Mr. Lafargue will complete the feat first attempted by Jean-Jean Jean-Michel in 1976 when he tried traveling from New York to Haiti with a single bag only to be guilted by a ti-gran into adding one of...