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· April, 2007

Stories about Travel from April, 2007

Sierra Leonean Blogosphere 101

  30 April 2007

My name is Vickie Remoe-Doherty. This is my first post as Global Voices author for Sierra Leone. I thought that my first post should introduce you to some notable blogs on Sierra Leonean blogosphere. I hope that my work with Global Voices Online will inspire Sierra Leoneans in Sierra Leone...

Bulgaria: Escalators Fixed

  27 April 2007

In the early 1990s, the escalators of Sofia's Main Train Station did not work, writes Sofia's Hidden Beauty: “The escalators’ colour became darker and darker, dust and rubbish irreversably damaged the mechanisms and they turned just into dangerous alternative of the stairs.” Now some of them do, again.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

  25 April 2007

MoldovAnn takes photographer Michael Forster Rothbart along on a trip to the Chernobyl-affected areas and posts an account that's both informative and poignant, and comes just days before the 21st anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl Catastrophe: “I felt very sad walking around, looking at the crumbling walls, thinking of everything...

Bermuda: Measuring Tourism

  24 April 2007

“I'm sure tourism numbers are up. And I'm glad that we seem to be making some gains. But…the question is ‘by how much?'”. Politics.bm has some suggestions for measuring tourist arrivals in Bermuda.

Egypt: Rare Visit

Egyptian blogger egYptianist posts a rare find in an Egyptian newspaper, dating back to 1913, which reads: “Egyptian Delta Railways Ltd. Helwan Line. Visit to the Israelite Cemetery. We are honored to announce to the public that concerning the visit to the Israelite Cemetery in Bassatine on Friday, October 13,...

Myanmar: Famous Witchcraft Region “Yaw”

  23 April 2007

Myat Thu Ya writes about his visit to Yaw region – famous for witchcraft, and finds out it was just a myth. “Many Burmese believe that people in Yaw region are masters of witchcraft very well, and they are afraid of the Yaw people. However, I believe these are all...

China: Wall to Beautify or Cover up?

  23 April 2007

Zhao Shilong commented on the touristic Walls being built in Gan-su (zh). Local official claimed that the walls were to beautify the villages, however, local villagers said the wall was to cover up poverty and shame.

Cambodia: Bloggers Mekong Cruise

  21 April 2007

Kalyan Keo has pictures from a bloggers cruise on Mekong river. The numbers of young bloggers in Cambodia who blog in English is increasing and you can meet some of them (including Global Voices Cambodia contributor Tharum Bun) in this post.

Eastern & Central Europe: Roma and Gipsy

  18 April 2007

TOL's Romantic explains that “not all of Gipsies are Roma, there also exist Kale (Kalos), Sinti, Mugat (Luli), Travellers and some others. They all are Gipsies but they are not Roma, they mind being called Roma. […] And, sorry for my French, go to a long erotic tour everybody who...

Ukraine: Family History

  16 April 2007

Wu Wei resumes writing about her father's life: “No wonder his nationality was not so clear. And no wonder he could apparently speak Polish, Romanian, Hungarian and Ukrainian when he arrived in Brussels.”

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