Stories about Travel from 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...
Egyptian blogger Khaled Diab, who lives in Brussels, visits Israel and writes about his encounters here.
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.
Moroccan blogger Sameer tells us why the ancient city of Fez is an ideal wedding spot.
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...
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 and why a blogger refuses to reply to comments on his blog while he is on holiday as we skim blogs from Tunisia to Kuwait this week.
“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.
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,...
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...
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.
Chris Harvey compiles a list of his favorite books about Vietnam.
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.
Tsvetana of Sofia's Hidden Beauty writes about the Bulgarian capital's public transportation and subway construction.
Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an abandoned Ukrainian village near Chernobyl.
Scraps of Moscow links to the “outstanding” website of the Moldovan village of Tarnova.
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...
As “life comes closer to bearable in Moscow,” the Turkish Invasion gives a small photo-tour around Russia's capital.
Bosnia Vault reports on BBC journalist Martin Bell's return to Bosnia and on the attack on Serbian journalist Dejan Anastasijevic.
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.”
Michael Forster Rothbart posts photos from an Orthodox Christian Easter service held at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.
Thanks to a New York Times article entitled “The Soul of Morocco”, the Moroccan blogosphere is busy debating the truth in this statement. Fez, a city of approximately 1 million, is known as Morocco's most refined city. As the home of the Qarouyine University, one of the world's oldest and...