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· May, 2008

Stories about Travel from May, 2008

Armenia: Diaspora Fatigue

Life in Armenia, a blog run by ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora resident in the country, says that the number of tourists and volunteers visiting Armenia might be dropping following the recent post-election unrest as well as for other reasons. However, the blog says that Armenia is still worth visiting...

Uzbekistan: Tashkent blogged

It is very interesting to notice that during the recent days the Uzbek blogosphere was mainly discussing Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. Today, Tashkent is at a stand of its beauty, as it is too early for summer heat and it is green and clean also. For a long...

Azerbaijan: Baku Metro

Baku Fragments pays homage to the city's metro system. Unfortunately known for the worst subway disaster in the world when hundreds died, the blog says Baku's metro stations house some of the best if blatantly propagandist public art in the city. The blog is also impressed by the cheerful melodies...

Laos: Eco Tourism

  26 May 2008

Not a book describes Laos as “a Country of Eco Tourism, and Organic Laos!” The tourist notes that “Everywhere we go all trips are promoted as eco friendly and that the money are going to local people for their support.”

Stuff Egyptian People Like

There are sites like “Stuff White People Like“, “Stuff Educated Black People Like“, and even “Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like“. So a group of Egyptian bloggers decided to create the “Stuff Egyptian People Like” blog.

Iran:No Urinals

Rick Steves,an American tourist,is blogging from Iran. He says that there is no urinals in Iran.He writes “There are no urinals anywhere. I did an extensive search: at the airport, fancy hotels, the university, the fanciest coffee shops. No urinals in Iran.”

Russia: British Fans and UEFA Cup

LJ user yashin posts LJ user marie_automne‘s pictures of the British football fans arriving in Moscow for the Champions League final. Pictures of Moscow posts a photo report from the “idol worship” in Moscow's Red Square, where the UEFA Cup is being displayed next to Lenin's Tomb.

Trinidad & Tobago: Emergency 101

  20 May 2008

A fatal road accident along Trinidad's North Coast leads KnowProSE.com to comment: “Emergency medicine infrastructure and preventative measures are not a priority, it seems. It seems a victim of economic triage…does the Government of Trinidad and Tobago value the lives of citizens and visitors, much less the quality of life?”

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