Stories about Travel from April, 2008
Armenia and Me, the blog of an expat Norwegian in the country, reports on stumbling upon a bus crewed by 11 fellow countrymen and women touring the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. The blog posts photographs of a brief excursion with the Strangeways crew who also have a...
Andrew writes about coffee culture in Al Meganis, Sudan: “It is almost as complicated as an Ethiopian coffee ceremony – look at all those pots, including the glue tin containing the final brew. But the end result is harsher and sweeter. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing on...
The British Airways must apologise for mistreating Nigerians: “yes, I think its time for the Nigerian government to take seriously the issue of how Nigerians are treated in the international scene. They should take it so seriously to the extent that the next Nigerian seen at any airport will receive...
“Tourism has become the life blood of most of the Caribbean countries and it needs to be re-energized”: Living in Barbados wonders whether the region can be proud of its tourism offering.
Ten Things Ugandan Imsoniac wants explanation: “Why Andrew Mwenda is arrested and it makes international headlines and yet when 13 journalists in radio stations around the country were (between January and March this year) arrested for doing their jobs, publicly threatened by politicians and sacked for speaking the truth it...
A new traffic law which ejects foreign traffic violators from the country, is creating waves in Kuwait. While one blogger asks what the fuss is about when other countries have already implemented similar rules, another argues that the new clampdown is too strict.
Richard Ishida, a world renowned web designer based in UK writes after visiting Bhutan: “The whole country is a photographer’s paradise. The dzongs and monasteries are all beautiful. But so are the people. So calm and friendly.”
From Bahrain, Umm Naief writes about her problems with insomnia.
Yesterday a train accident happened in Shandong which injured 416 and killed 70 people. Ting yun from my1510 pointed out that the investigation should be conducted by an independent team and the head of railway department should take the blame and resign [zh].
Ukrainiana writes about the celebration of Easter in Ukraine.
Two-Zero explains why Moscow is not “the new New York.”
Babel in Vilnius writes on how to turn Vilnius into a bicycle-friendly city.
30 in 2005 goes to Bolivia and samples the culinary delights.
ZJ posts funny and creative signs in the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Foreign tourists and Argentine nationals pay different fares for internal flights in the country. Argentina's Travel Guide provides some background information on the policy and that the law to eliminate this price differential has yet to be implemented.
Yum Yum Asia writes that Singapore is not only one of Asia’s most dynamic cities; “it’s also a center for some of the best food in South East Asia.”
The Final Word in Saigon blogs about the motorcycle car park from the center of town near the now infamous golden triangle.
Lara from Blog Santo Domingo [es] recounts her first experience on the new metro in the Dominican capital and that it is not permitted to talk about politics or other controversial topics that may create debate.
A photo of a watch repairer's house – at Little Town in Hungary.
“There's a sort of Renaissance taking place in Lebanon – attributed partially to an massive influx of European tourists (and a marked absence of Gulfies) – art, culture, and creativity are becoming more the norm than the exception in public & semi-public spaces,” notes Finkployd with photos and video on...
Lots of Russia travel photo reports – by LJ user victorprofessor.