Stories about Travel from October, 2007
Ukraine: History of Music
Ukrainian Musical Matters posts a concise but comprehensive review of Ukrainian music – from 20,000 years ago to the present.
St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago: The True Caribbean
“Being born a West Indian means that I am less likely to succumb to the palm trees, blue sea, white sand, standard tourist pitch. The Caribbean islands are so much more complicated…” My Chutney Garden reveals what she loves about Nevis.
Trinidad & Tobago: Political Agenda?
Jumbie's Watch is not impressed by the Trinidad and Tobago opposition's latest maneuver, while KnowProSE.com thinks that the political parties “seem to be catering to the lowest common denominators – and those denominators are appallingly low.”
Barbados, Puerto Rico: Global Warming
My Barbados Blog refers to reports from the recent Caribbean Tourism Organization meeting in Puerto Rico to emphasize that the Caribbean would do well to anticipate the effects of global warming.
Bahrain: No to Bullfighting
Bahraini blogger emoodz says no to animal cruelty after watching a bull fight in Spain.
Russia: Murals at Babushkinskaya
Moscow Through Brown Eyes posts pictures of the new murals at one of Moscow's residential neighborhoods, created by Russian and Dutch graffiti artists.
Korea: School Field Trips and Income Gap
School excursions are memorable experiences. Being in unfamiliar circumstances and spending several nights with friends give the chance to build stronger friendships and to better understand teachers and other friends. But recently school excursions have become a source of dispute, as wealthier students can afford trips to places that poorer...
Russia, Ukraine: Corrupt Traffic Police
Mark MacKinnon writes about a recent encounter with corrupt traffic cops in Moscow and links to a New York Times story on one man's attempt to stand up to the law enforcement's unlawful behavior. English Russia reposts a Ukrainian blogger's cell phone pictures of how Ukrainian drivers “express their disagreement...
Poland: Islamic Cultural Center in Krakow?
The beatroot writes about plans to build an Islamic cultural center in Krakow.
Turkey: An Armenian in Istanbul
Despite warnings from fellow Armenians, Lara Aha at Life in Armenia visited Istanbul in Turkey last week to attend a seminar on women in conflict zones. The Diasporan blogger now resident in Armenia says not only did she feel more at home in Istanbul than Yerevan, but that she also...
Guyana: View of Guyana
A returning national shares her experience of Guyana with MACO Caribbean Living.
Argentina: More Trouble from Airport Employees
Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [ES] writes about the latest troubling finding regarding airport employees in Buenos Aires, Argentina that steal from passengers’ luggage.
China: Tiger! Tiger?
Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined in, the incident reached its climax, especially when both sides of this debate （fake or not）bet their heads. It evolved from a scientific issue to a “bloody farce of gambling of heads”, so called.
Albania: Real Estate
Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about the new construction and other real estate issues in Albania.
Albania: Parking Problems; Bridge Reconstruction
Albanian Blogger writes about parking problems in Tirana and the reconstruction of a pedestrian bridge over the Lana River.
Ukraine: Two Paintings
Olechko posts her painting of an apartment block in Lutsk, which, like most apartment blocks in this part of the world, initially looked gray, but then she began painting it, and it turned out that it's not gray, but pink!
Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: Preservation
KnowProSE.com wonders about the cost of preservation – and how it applies “to other things that cannot be digitized and saved”.
Ecuador: Galápagos Islands Blog
TV Galápagos [ES] is a blog aimed at promoting tourism in the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador.
Malaysia: Egg Noodles From Kuching
Eating Asia takes us to Kuching in Malaysian Borneo to meet a family that has been making Egg Noodles for three generations.
Slovenia: the 15th Greenest Place in the World
Piran Cafe reports on Slovenia's ranking among the world's greenest places (#15), and Jennifer Dorroh writes about the beautiful nature of Šmarna Gora, a Ljubljana suburb.
Pakistan: Hitchhiking around the world
Metroblogging Islamabad chats with a French traveler hitchhiking around the world.