Stories about Travel from May, 2008
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...
Viola in Vilnius notes the popularity of Russian pop music in Lithuania.
Balkanology Blog reviews recent English-language travel articles about the Balkans.
The Czech Daily Word writes about cab drivers and public transportation system in the Czech Republic.
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...
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...
Bahraini Khalid shares his experience as a tourist in his own country – when college friends from abroad came for a one-day visit.
My Passion mentions some of the “mini experience” of the only Bruneian student in London University.
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.”
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.
Photos from Russia and Ukraine by Flickr user In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (via Olechko).
Callaloo Soup blogs about a few things she forgot about life in Barbados.
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.”
Natalia Morar, a journalist who was deported from Russia after a Russian magazine ran her stories on the alleged siphoning of huge sums of money abroad by the country's high-ranking officials, blogs about how she almost got deported from Turkey by the unsuspecting Turkish border guards.
Robert Amsterdam's Blog and Two-Zero – on the Champions League final in Moscow.
Polandian reviews Polish photoblogs.
Inno & Irja Blog – on Belgrade's cab drivers and the Eurovision Song Contest.
Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, asks: How would you spot a Khaleeji (Arab Gulf) guy in Melbourne?
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Semion Chelyuskin, a Russian explorer who reached the northernmost point of mainland Eurasia in 1742.
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.
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?”