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· April, 2007

Stories about Travel from April, 2007

Sierra Leonean Blogosphere 101

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...

Egypt: Spotlight on Israel

Egyptian blogger Khaled Diab, who lives in Brussels, visits Israel and writes about his encounters here.

Bulgaria: Escalators Fixed

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...

Morocco: Fez for Weddings

Moroccan blogger Sameer tells us why the ancient city of Fez is an ideal wedding spot.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

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...

Arabeyes: What Makes a Good Blog and a Good Doctor?

From discussing what makes a good blog and who is a good doctor, we move to see the reaction of a father whose son is used as a human shield...

Bermuda: Measuring Tourism

“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?'”. has some suggestions for measuring tourist...

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...

Myanmar: Famous Witchcraft Region “Yaw”

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...

China: Wall to Beautify or Cover up?

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...

Vietnam: Vietnam Readings

Chris Harvey compiles a list of his favorite books about Vietnam.

Cambodia: Bloggers Mekong Cruise

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...

Bulgaria: Sofia's Public Transportation

Tsvetana of Sofia's Hidden Beauty writes about the Bulgarian capital's public transportation and subway construction.

Ukraine: Abandoned Village Near Chernobyl

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an abandoned Ukrainian village near Chernobyl.

Moldova: Village of Tarnova

Scraps of Moscow links to the “outstanding” website of the Moldovan village of Tarnova.

Eastern & Central Europe: Roma and Gipsy

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...

Russia: A Small Photo-Tour

As “life comes closer to bearable in Moscow,” the Turkish Invasion gives a small photo-tour around Russia's capital.

The Balkans: Journalists

Bosnia Vault reports on BBC journalist Martin Bell's return to Bosnia and on the attack on Serbian journalist Dejan Anastasijevic.

Ukraine: Family History

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...

Ukraine: Orthodox Easter Photos

Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an Orthodox Christian Easter service held at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

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