Stories about Travel from June, 2008
Lithuania: Police on Segway
LJ user navalny posts a picture and writes (RUS) that police officers in a Baltic Sea resort town of Palanga, Lithuania, ride around on Segways.
The Balkans: Michael J. Totten's Travelogue
Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.
Russia: Dostoevsky Museums
Josefina of Russian Blog visits Dostoevsky Museum in Moscow – and writes briefly about the other six, in St. Petersburg, Staraya Russa, Darovoye, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, and Semipalatinsk.
Darkness at Noon writes about Belarusian cuisine.
Poland: Warsaw Ghetto, Then and Now, Part II
Polandian continues the virtual “tour of what’s left to see of the Warsaw ghetto.”
Serbia: Belgrade River Pollution
LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the sorry state of Belgrade's rivers.
Estonia: Tartu's Snail Tower
AnTyx compares Tartu's Snail Tower to other cities’ modern architecture.
Uruguay: International Airport Website Tools
The international airport Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay has several tools on its website making life easier for travelers and paying more attention to customer service writes Tan Conectados [es].
Saudi Arabia: Flying to Cooler Climes
Saudi blogger ibusy [Ar] notes how many people are escaping his country's heats to cooler climes this summer.
Brunei: Improving the traffic
Winx @ Silver FairyAngel is not happy with the road network of Brunei. The blogger also has some tips on how to improve traffic in the country
As the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Budapest is less than one week away, and after introducing a few Hungarian food blogs, we have been now browsing through Hungarian photoblogs. There are many of them and the quality is very high, so here's just a little sample.
Hungary: “Map Of Things To Do In Budapest”
Annotated “map of things to do in Budapest” – by Eszter of Crooked Timber.
Kazakhstan: Astana’s Pyramid
Adam posts a picture of the notorious Pyramid of Peace, whose project was developed by the project by Sir Norman Foster, in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan: Visa Issue
Elena publishes a list of countries which don’t need to get the visa to visit Kyrgyzstan.
China: Beijing subway line 8 opens
China's Olympics are brought to us by the lucky number 8, as you've no doubt heard, so it only makes sense that line 8 of Beijing's subway system will bring us to the Olympics. David Feng at CN Reviews connects us with the details.
Israel: Green Tourism in the Middle East
Looking to leave a green footprint when you travel? Look no further than the Green Prophet for information on eco-tourism in the Middle East. “There’s no absence of environmentally friendly vacation options in Israel… But what’s a green tourist in the Middle East to do outside of Israel? Well, he...
Ukraine: Paul McCartney in Kyiv
Ukrainiana writes about and posts photos and video from Paul McCartney's concert in Kyiv.
Russia: Second-Hand Shopping
Anna Ershova of Anna’s Out of Town News blogs at Siberian Light about second-hand shops in Russia – and the option of second-hand shopping via LiveJournal.
Darkness at Noon shares his observations about Minsk.
Poland: “Observations of the Polish Character”
At Polandian, “observations of the Polish character” by Scatts: “Some of them relatively new or recently reinforced, others very old but all have been openly discussed with a variety of Poles who, for the most part, agree with me. Those who don’t agree with me, tend to disagree with anything...
Bieksia’s Weblog suggests changing Lithuania's official English name to “Lietuva” – which is Lithuania's name in Lithuanian.