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· January, 2007

Stories about Travel from January, 2007

Myanmar: Inle Lake

Bangkok Dazed takes us to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar's popular tourist destination. Inle Lake is a large fresh water lake in Shan state.

Trinidad & Tobago: Festivals and all that jazz

Laura at the Caribbean Beat blog is interested to see what the impact of the three-year old — and inaptly named — Tobago Jazz Festival will be on the region's...

Ethiopia: Gaddafi won the prize

“Gaddafi won the prize for the biggest entourage – three jets and a smaller cargo – and the best outfit – blue/purple/orange wraparound shares. white and yellow robes, green Africa...

Morocco: Too Many Policemen at Airport

Adil, a Moroccan blogger who lives in Washington DC, US, says there was far too many policemen at the King Mohammed the Fifth Airport. “I believe that airport is overstaffed...

UAE: Interrogation Stories at US Border Anyone?

UAE resident SolitudDeGitana questions whether anyone knows what the amount of information you have to/should divulge during airport interrogations. “(T)he woman over at luggage inspection started asking me a string...

Czech Rebublic: Straznice Folk Festival

NvB: Bored in Brno writes about the history of the folk festival in Straznice that will be held June 21-24, 2007.

Albania: Petrella Castle

Stepping Stones posts pictures from a trip to Petrella Castle, about 15 km southeast of the capital Tirana.

India: In Korlai

Trivial Matters on Korlai, with some wonderful photographs. “You would be surprised to hear that I am not in Korlai for the views or even the crisp Arabian Sea breeze....

Japan and South Korea: waves from both sides

Ampontan blogs about the recent Japan wave from South Korea in term of tourism to Kyushu. Korean tourists, by taking the high speed jetfoils across the sea of Japan, can...

Ukraine, Romania: Serpent Island Dispute

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian-Romanian dispute over Serpent Island: “The island itself is just a small chunk of limestone (.17 km sq.) with a layer of topsoil. […] The...

Russia: Moscow's High-Rises

Russia Blog drives through Moscow's posh neighborhoods and posts the pictures.

Kazakhstan: Destination Kazakhstan

neweurasia reports that Kazakhstan has ranked third most popular destination among European countries for gap year backpackers. Borat is believed to be the cause for the jump in popularity.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Airlines merge, prices skyrocket

St. Vincent and the Grenadines blogger Abeni's worst fears are realised with the announcement that the merger between two Caribbean airlines will be accompanied by an increase in airfares.

Cuba: A walking (photo) tour of Havana

“Havana is a city best appreciated on foot,” writes (ES) FotoCuba in a post presenting photos from a walking tour of the city.

Iran:Journalists are out of jail

According to Kosoof,three female journalists, who had been arrested yesterday while they wanted to go to India to take part in a workshop,are out of jail now.

Iran:3 Female Journalists were arrested in airport

According to Zanestan 3 female journalists and activits for women's rights were arrested today in Iran while they wanted to take a trip to India to participate in a workshop...

Pakistan: The Grand Trunk Road

Light Within on that road that inspired a lot of writing. The Grand Trunk Road. “Kabul-Calcutta GT Road runs through many of Pakistan's most historic places starting from Khyber Pass:...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background...

Ghana: It's Harmattan again, Re-denomination of Ghanian Currency Looms Large, Why the Ghanian Worker Wants to Leave, and 82 Steps to Renew a Visa

Ghana is currently experiencing a harmattan, and this state of play evidently does not escape the comment of Leanne, of An American in Africa, who explains how the harmattan, which...

Romania: EU Residency Permit

Csikszereda Musings has just received his third residency permit for Romania in two years: “Because now, of course, Romania is in the EU, and my ability to stay here is...

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