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· December, 2006

Stories about Travel from December, 2006

Haiti: Competition for AA on Miami-Port-au-Prince

Jojo of Collectif Haiti de Provence is happy (Fr) that Spirit Airlines is offering a Miami-Port-au-Prince flight in addition to American Airlines’ but cautions: “Spirit Airlines is welcome so long...

The Balkans: Main 2006 Stories

Ed of Balkan Baby lists the most important regional stories of 2006: “Slovenia moves towards Eurozone,” “Croatia and Serbia Disappoint at World Cup,” “Croatia Stop-Start its way towards EU,” etc.

Hungary: Van Gogh Exhibition

Pestcentric advises against visiting a Van Gogh exhibition in Budapest.

Estonia: A New Republic Piece

Itching for Eestimaa reviews a travel piece on Estonia in the latest New Republic.

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Russia: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Economic Boom

White Sun of the Desert writes about the economic boom in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Indonesia: Monitor Lizard in Resort Pool

Emma Good Egg describes her encounter with a monitor lizard in a resort swimming pool in Bali.

Russia: Moscow Half a Century Ago

LJ user fool_4_lifetime found a rare photo album in a Moscow dump – Im Flug nach Moskau, by Erich Einhorn, ARTIA, 1959 – and scanned and posted 60 spreads of...

Russia: New Year's Celebration

White Sun of the Desert writes about New Year celebrations in Russia.

Belize: What do Christmas vacationers want?

Lee Vanderwalker in Caye Caulker, Belize, wonders: “Why do you think people vacation at Christmas time. Do you think they expect a traditional American Christmas? Do you think that if...

Ukraine: The New Year's

Carpetblogger posts pictures and writes about the New Year's in Kyiv.

Russia: “No Bears, Only Beauties” in St. Pete

Russian Marketing Blog writes about a St. Petersburg promotion campaign: “It would cost the City Council about 1 million Euros to place 300 billboards in London, Amsterdam and Paris till...

Russia: A Blogger's Short Stories

Copydude is posting short stories – one, two, three, four – he wrote while in Tatarstan: “They come under the category of ‘True Lies’ – or what writers prefer to...

This Week's Saudi Blog Roundup

The Human Rights Watch visit to Saudi Arabia is still making headlines, 80 rats were found on a Saudi Airlines plane, a Bible was denied entry into Saudi, the Quran...

Estonia: Estonica

A Step At A Time links to Estonica, “a web encyclopedia about Estonia, in English and Estonian.”

The Balkans: Reading List

South East Europe Online compiles a list of English-language books on the Balkans.

Estonia, Latvia: EU for Non-Citizens

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the Council of the European Union now permits non-citizen residents of Latvia and Estonia to travel in the EU without visas: “Hopefully those newcomers that...

Laos: Touristy Vang Vieng

Popagandhi leaves Laos in a hurry after discovering how touristy Laotian city of Vang Vieng has become. Laos was one of the last South East Asian country to be opened...

Malaysia: Cheating Penang Cab Drivers

Blueheeler has a post on the cheating taxi drivers in Malaysian city of Penang. “I still enjoyed Penang, but when it was time to get a taxi, it pissed me...

Malaysia: Maglev link between Singapore and Malaysia

Rajan Rishyakaran analayses the various forms of rapid transport links being considered between Malaysian city of Johor Bahru and Singapore and feels that planners should make better use of the...

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