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· May, 2007

Stories about Travel from May, 2007

Estonia: The Emperor's Menu

Nami-Nami examines the menu of the Emperor of Japan during his recent visit to Estonia: “The only ‘outsider’ is the snow crab, which was caught in Kamtchatka.”

Russia: Off-the-Beaten-Path Research

Darkness at Noon blogs on his scientific research from “a run-down bus station in a little village about 2 hours outside of Lipetsk, which is itself about 10 hours from...

Morocco: Bono in Fez

“The View from Fez has its ear to the ground and can confirm a rumour that has been floating around the Medina (city) for the last two days. Bono is...

Interview with Caroline Nellemann, Danish Researcher of Iranian Blogs

Danish researcher Caroline Nellemann has done her Master's thesis on Iranian blogs and was involved for three months with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society in Harvard. In order...

India: Finding Gandhi in Mexico

Organized Nomad on finding Gandhi in Mexico. “Two women, total strangers, in two different parts of Mexico, seemingly free associate India with Gandhi. Seems even more a pity then that...

Brazilian Express Loves (and jealousy) around the world

The Brazilian blogosphere entered in alert a few weeks ago when the major publish house Companhia das Letras (PT) announced a huge literary project. Idealized by Rodrigo Teixeira, the project...

Panama: Political Season Heating Up, The Return of Noriega, and Crime in Panama: a Love Story

Presidential elections in Panama are not scheduled until May 2009, but bloggers are already keeping a watchful eye out for any developments. Another interesting turn of events that will arrive...

Oman: Shopping in Next Door ‘Do-Buy’

Omani Al Muscati had to travel to nearby Dubai to buy supplies for his home. “With our house already a few months behind schedule, I'll be damned to wait 8...

Bulgaria: Academy of Sciences Tour

Sofia's Hidden Beauty tours the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Albania: Paramotor Photos

A sampling of Alket Islami's pictures of Albania from the air – over at Our Man in Tirana.

Albania: Ban on Smoking

Our Man in Tirana reports on whether the ban on smoking in all public places really works.

Israel: A Lesson in Sikhism

Israeli blogger David Bogner gives us a lesson about Sikhism after a trip to India.

Mexico: Hanging Cables a Concern for Tourist Bus in Mexico City

Chilanga Banda [ES] writes about the newly unveiled southern circuit of the tourist double-decker open air Turibús in Mexico City. Even though this new route may attract up to 200,000...

Ukraine: Photo Report

Enidd's photo report from Kyiv is by far the best illustration of how the talk of impending civil war in Ukraine was a bit premature.

Ukraine: Beregynya Festival in Lutsk

Olechko attends Beregynya, an annual folk festival in Lutsk, and helps her family sell some delicious homemade mead.

FSU, Turkey: Food Delivery

Carpetblogger eats pizza in Istanbul and provides “more proof Turkey was never part of the Soviet Union“: “

Russia: St. Pete Trivia

Apricotflan.com shares some St. Petersburg trivia: “How many bridges does it take to make a St Petersburg? 800.”

Hindi Blogosphere: Scorn at activists and foodies’ delight!

Here we are again, ready to peek into the world of Hindi blogs to see what's happening in that part of the global blogosphere. A lot has happened in this...

Egypt: Blogger being Watched

From Egypt, Issandr El Amrani links to an article by Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, who is back from a visit to the US and is worried about his safety back...

Algeria: Spot the Terrorist

Algerian blogger and journalist Slimane Boussoufa, who is based in London, UK, narrates to us his experiences crossing borders and how people look at him if he is carrying a...

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