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· March, 2008

Stories about Travel from March, 2008

Morocco: Tourism Demands Pig Farms

“One of the last things you would expect to find in Morocco is a pig farm. Given that the consumption of pork is a religious taboo it may come as...

Jorge Gobbi: Travel Blogs and Experiences From the Road

The grand city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a favorite destination for many tourists. It is also the home of Global Voices' author for Argentina, Jorge Gobbi, who has been...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: New UNESCO Heritage Site; New Cross Memorial

Elia Varela Serra reviews bloggers' reactions to one of the main news in the Bosnian blogosphere this week: the addition of the Višegrad stone bridge to UNESCO's World Heritage List....

Ukraine, Poland: Tusk Visits Kyiv

Leopolis reports on Donald Tusk's visit to Ukraine: “The biggest development of the trip was the signing of a cross-border visa agreement for small-time Ukrainian traders living 50 kilometres from...

Russia: A Scam

20 East writes about one of the popular scams that he became victim of during a visit to Russia three years ago.

Russia: Russian Reading Challenge 2008

Megan Case reviews novels by Andrei Makine and Olga Grushin for the Russian Reading Challenge 2008 at Ex Libris.

Burkina Faso: Home of black bags, baobabs and cute kids?

This roundup will begin with some old business. From Stephen Davis of Voice in the Desert: His book Sophie and the Albino Camel is up for the Norfolk Shorts shortlist...

Hong Kong: Shopping Experience

Onemanbandwidth has written some funny shopping experiences in Hong Kong.

Russia: Entry Visa Ordeal

20 East describes an ongoing ordeal of getting Russian entry visa.

Jamaica: Air Strike

Abeng News Magazine reports that “Air Jamaica's flight attendants returned to work late Tuesday after a sickout that caused the airline to cancel several flights”, while Jamaican Lifestyle looks at...

Bahamas: Hot Hot Hot!

“Are Ya Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?” asks Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit, as he blogs about the impact of climate change on Caribbean tourism.

Cambodia: A Snack Called Nem

Vutha introduces a Cambodian snack consisting of fish meat wrapped in banana leaf.

Czech Republic: “A Scary Masterpiece”

Czechmatediary.com writes about the Bone Church of the town of Kutna Hora.

Uruguay: Pan de Azucar

From Uruguay writes about a tourist attraction in Maldonado called Pan de Azucar (Sugar Loaf), which boasts a national park, zoo, and picnic areas.

Bermuda: Tourist Trap?

After a tourist dies in a road accident, Bermudan blogger IMHO.bm asks: “Are we doing the right thing by continuing to rent auxiliary cycles to tourists?”

Pakistan: To Delhi

Jahane Rumi writes a wonderful piece – reflecting on Delhi, its history and people.

March Madness in Kuwait

Just as there is March Madness in the US, the phenomena seems to have spread to Kuwait - not for basketball but elections. Abdullatif Al Omar brings us the Kuwaiti...

Albania: Leeches

Living in Shkoder writes about the medicinal use of leeches in Albania.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Writing a Book on Sarajevo

Pure Intent is working on a book on Sarajevo – and is asking his readers to share ideas: “It's your city too. What we're lookin’ for is nothing ordinary….quite the...

Latvia: Musings on Ethnic Homogeny

Among other things, Marginalia muses on the “basic bonds between peoples and their languages, lands, beliefs, cultures and even cuisines” and how it relates to Latvia.

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