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· February, 2008

Stories about Travel from February, 2008

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, discusses a wire story about a 17-year-old American exchange student who was allegedly ‘starved’ after being paired with a Christian Coptic family, which fasts for 200...

Vietnam: Hanoi in Winter

Experience the winter in Hanoi and neighboring places with Vietnamese God.

Thailand: Thaksin's Passport

Bangkok Pundit looks the issues surrounding former Thai prime minister Thaksin's diplomatic passport. Thaksin is set to return to Thailand from his exile after he was overthrown in a coup...

Jamaica: Both Sides Now

“We Jamaicans take the mountains, valleys, waterfalls — all for granted. And because we can't see those things with ‘outsider eyes’ we don't think deeply enough about how to share...

Serbia: Where is Facebook's Belgrade?

According to Belgrade 2.0, Serbia's capital has mysteriously disappeared from Facebook: “Anyway, there are couple of groups now fighting to get Serbian cities back on the list of hometowns, since...

Egypt: Visa to Heaven

Egyptian blogger Eman discusses the difficulties of getting a Schengen (European Union) Visa in this post.

Czech Republic, U.S.: Visa-Free Regime

The Czech Daily Word and The Reference Frame report on the signing of a U.S.-Czech agreement on visa-free regime.

Brazil: Sexual tourism, dreams-come-true, sour goodbyes and illegality

Sandra Paulsen writes[PT] from Stockholm at Blog do Noblat[PT] about Swedish sexual tourism in Brazil and Tailand and sad stories about Brazilian women that travel back with their “boyfriends” to...

Ukraine: More Sketches by Olechko

Lots of new work by Olechko, including this sketch of “devoushkas at a cafe.”

Abu Aardvark: Doha Notes

Abu Aardvark attended the Brookings Institution's annual US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar, and shares his thoughts about the event and the people he met here.

Saudi Arabia: Cairo Visit

Saudi Jeans attended a two-day Human Rights conference in Cairo, Egypt, and shares his impressions of the country and event in this post.

Africa: The dust horror

“Between Conakry and Bamako there are 1000 km of motorways. First forests, then mountain, savannas after. It is a gift to the eyes and a way to ease the 15...

Iran: From Prague to Iran

Michal Svec, a young Czeck man has published several photos of his trip to Iranian cities.

Bermuda: Immigration

Politics.bm has a suggestion for helping Bermuda's “appallingly slow Department of Immigration.”

Russia: Volga Cars

History of Volga cars – at Windows to Russia!

Ukraine: Yatsenyuk and Highway Patrol

Ukrainiana writes about Ukraine's parliamentary speaker's rough encounter with the “Ukrainian driving culture” – impersonated by “the deputy chief of Kobra, a special highway patrol force authorized to inspect officials’...

Kosovo: Views from the Russophone Blogosphere

According to the Yandex Blogs portal, over 3,700 posts on Kosovo independence have appeared in the Russian-language blogosphere in the past three days. Some of these posts have received dozens,...

South Korea: Dark Tourism

Korea Beat translated a local report on the phenomenon of “dark tourism” to the scene of the Namdaemun/Sungnyemun fire.

Mexico: Cable Car in Mexico City

In order to alleviate some of the traffic difficulties in the area of Santa Fe in Mexico City, the government has proposed the construction of a cable car, writes México...

Bolivia: Dinosaur Park in Sucre

From Bolivia, Tragicomedia Amorosa Musical [es] writes and posts picture of the dinosaur park in Sucre, where life-sized replicas of these prehistoric creatures can be seen upclose.

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