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· March, 2007

Stories about Travel from March, 2007

Russia: Photos of Grozny

Earlier this week, I linked to LJ user kunstkamera‘s photos from Grozny, Chechnya. (Warning: bandwidth intensive.) Below are some of the comments and kunstkamera‘s own remarks, translated from Russian. gematogen:...

Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl

MoldovAnn attends the opening of a photo exhibition of Belarus-based American photographer Kristina Brendel, held at the Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv; she discovers that the Belarusian government's treatment of the...

Russia: Lenin, A Collector's Item

“Thus, what is so fascinating about the cult of Lenin is the efforts of an atheist regime to create a kind of religion for political control,” writes Darkness at Noon...

Ukraine: Online Graffiti Museum

Lyndon of Moscow Graffiti (and of Scraps of Moscow!) links to the online Museum of Ukrainian Graffiti.

Russia: WiFi and All, St. Pete vs Moscow

Lex Libertas compares St. Petersburg's technological development to that of Moscow.

Americans in Moldova; Moldovans in Italy…

Alexandru Culiuc's weblog is one of the best in the Moldovan blogosphere – probably the one I enjoy reading the most, and happily it has an owner and readership that...

Ukraine: Ostrog

Olechko posts notes and sketches from her last year's trip to Mezhyrich Monastery in Ostrog.

Ukraine: Book on Chernobyl

MoldovAnn reads Piers Paul Read's 1993 book on Chernobyl (Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl) and discovers that she has been to a few Ukrainian towns...

Thailand: An Unique Thai Tourist Attraction

Richard's Life in Thailand takes to an unusual tourist attraction that has not yet made it to the guidebooks.

China: Iron dragon

Tim Beckenham from Shanghaiist reported that a Henan-based investor group is constructing a 21-kilometre (13 mile) long metal Chinese dragon as a tourist attraction. There is also suggestion that the...

Georgia: Worker's Paradise

Cuttino Alexander pays a visit to Chiatura a town that flourished under the Soviet Union and has since experienced economic and population collapse.

Haiti, India: Becoming a local

Haitian blogger Pascale Doresca reflects [Fr] on the ways she is settling into life in India: “For while now I have not found the time to write, to be moved...

Russia: Non-Touristy Moscow Pics

The Turkish Invasion posts non-touristy pictures of Moscow.

Russia: Thaw

White Sun of the Desert reports on the beginning of the springtime thaw in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk: “Bereft of any kind of drainage system, the melting snow first forms a brown slush...

Russia: Grozny Photos

A Step At A Time links to incredible pictures from Grozny, Chechnya, taken by LJ user kunstkamera.

Russia, Georgia: On Beggars

Darkness at Noon (Moscow-based) and Music and Life – Everywhere! (currently, in Tbilisi) reflect on street beggars and ways of dealing with them.

Russia: Blood Tests, Work Permits

The Turkish Invasion reports on the blood tests one is required to undergo to be allowed to work in Russia.

Russia: Spring in Moscow

Two-Zero captures a typical early-spring scene in Moscow.

Lebanon: Spring, Art and Dilemmas

In Lebanon spring officially begins on March 21. This is why March 21st is celebrated as Mother’s Day here. Bloggers tend to post more about love, nature and sunshine, reflecting...

Barbados: Tourism Growth or Inflation?

Barbados Free Press wonders if Barbados’ tourism industry has actually grown or whether “visitors are spending more, simply because virtually everything is costing more, so there has not been any...

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