Stories about Travel from January, 2008
Barbadian Notes from the Margin argues for an inter-island Caribbean ferry service. “Moving people and goods from island to island is hugely difficult….”
A few interesting blogs have emerged in the Bosnian blogosphere recently, showing the growing interest in blogging and Web 2.0 in the Balkans. Elia Varela Serra introduces the newcomers: a president, an ambassador, and a travelguide writer.
ShaoShilong posts some great pictures of Xi Hu or West Lake in white winter.
Hecaitou points out that the google map for spring travel transportation is very helpful and he expresses great thanks for the staff creating the page.
Living in Shkoder writes about the work of Adrian Paci, an Albania-born, Italy-based artist.
Adventures in Wheelville writes about “the new (and rather mysterious) art group Janša, Janša, Janša, a group of artists who'd recently changed their names to that of the Prime Minister for reasons which they would not divulge to the public.”
Belgrade 2.0 muses on Belgrade's past and posts some old videos.
Siberian Light highlights “the most influential, the most interesting and sometimes the most controversial Russia blogs out there” – “in no particular order.”
Because of the heavy snow in Hunan, the spring train traffic has been seriously affected. The situation in Guangzhou Railway station can be viewed at 56.com (zh). Inmediahk.net has an article written by a mainland reporter, pointing out that the traffic problem at the eve of spring festival has been...
Leigh’s new adventure in Azerbaijan takes a look at trends in fashion in the former Soviet republic. In particular, the blog notes, women are significantly more stylish and less conservative than men.
There is a popular belief that in Brazil the year only starts after Carnival. Be this an exaggeration or not, there is not much else being talked about on the country's blogosphere: everyone is dusting off their costumes, getting into the mood and counting down the days for the biggest street party on Earth. Here's a round up of bloggers expectations in Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Pernambuco, and the lesser known carnival in Minas Gerais.
just a little something writes about a trip to Bhutan. Immigration, instant noodles and breathtaking scenes.
Richard Barrow points steam train enthusiasts to a train shed in Bangkok that houses some old steam engines.
Viola in Vilnius writes about Lithuanian flautist Vytautas Sriubikis – and briefly mentions the Hill of Crosses, quite an extraordinary place near the town of Siauliai, which “not surprisingly is a hill covered in crosses, and a bit of a place of pilgrimage.”
Pestiside.hu responds to an LA reader who is afraid of going to Budapest.
Our Man in Gdansk writes about Poland's eastern border, the non-Schengen, closely guarded one: “A lorry driver died in the 20-mile queue at the Ukrainian-Polish border crossing at Dorohusk. Warsaw sat up and noticed: Poland has an eastern border.”
Window on Eurasia writes about hajj quotas and how it relates to Russia's Muslims.
Sleeping with Pengovsky posts a copy of the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ – spelled phonetically by Croatian musicians: “… For all of you native speakers out there – if you ever wondered how English sounds to people from the Balkans – take a look at the above picture. It just doesn’t get...
Neurotic Iraq Wife is back to blogging and updates us on what we missed during her hiatus. She also comments on the Iraqi flag change towards the end of her post.
Phnom Penh based blogger Mythical Dude shares some High Dynamic Range images of the city of the city on his Flickr page.