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· January, 2008

Stories about Travel from January, 2008

Barbados: Bring on the ferries

Barbadian Notes from the Margin argues for an inter-island Caribbean ferry service. “Moving people and goods from island to island is hugely difficult….”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: New Blogs by Public Figures

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...

China: Xi Hu's White Winter

ShaoShilong posts some great pictures of Xi Hu or West Lake in white winter.

China: Spring Travel Transportation Map

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.

Albania, Italy: Adrian Paci

Living in Shkoder writes about the work of Adrian Paci, an Albania-born, Italy-based artist.

Slovenia: Janša, Janša, Janša

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...

Serbia: Belgrade's Past

Belgrade 2.0 muses on Belgrade's past and posts some old videos.

Russia: “Top 5 Russia Blogs”

Siberian Light highlights “the most influential, the most interesting and sometimes the most controversial Russia blogs out there” – “in no particular order.”

Morocco: The Big Cities

Morocco is well-known for lots of things: mint tea, couscous, a film mostly unrelated to the country...And of course, its big cities, several of which were the topic of posts...

China: Train Jam

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...

Azerbaijan: Fashion Trends

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...

Brazil: Countdown to Carnival

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...

Bhutan: Travel and Noodles

just a little something writes about a trip to Bhutan. Immigration, instant noodles and breathtaking scenes.

Thailand: Steam Train Engines in Bangkok

Richard Barrow points steam train enthusiasts to a train shed in Bangkok that houses some old steam engines.

Lithuania: Vytautas Sriubikis; the Hill of Crosses

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...

Hungary: “Is Budapest Scarier than LA?”

Pestiside.hu responds to an LA reader who is afraid of going to Budapest.

Poland, Ukraine: The Border

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...

Russia: Hajj Quotas

Window on Eurasia writes about hajj quotas and how it relates to Russia's Muslims.

The Balkans: “Jestdej”

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...

Iraq: While I was Away

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...

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