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· July, 2008

Stories about Travel from July, 2008

Russia: Street Name Changes

Eternal Remont writes about street name changes in Moscow.

Russia: Bashkiria

Dmitri Minaev of De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis describes a recent trip to Bashkiria and posts pictures.

Russia: City Name Changes

The Turkish Invasion posts a list of Russian cities, which through history have undergone name changes, and comments on the phenomenon.

Czech Republic: Expensive Water

The Czech Daily Word reports on how Czech restaurants are making money on drinking water: “Generally speaking the purchase prices for a .3L bottle of water in wholesale is CZK...

Cuba, Venezuela, U.S.A.: Empty Dialogue?

Cuban bloggers Babalu and Ninety miles away…in another country focus on U.S. Republican senator Arlen Specter's upcoming Latin American trip, during which he hopes to meet with both Raul Castro...

Russia: An Expat Exodus?

Copydude follows up on an earlier story, on increasing difficulties for foreigners to stay on in Russia, and partly supports his claim with statistics, and Russia Blog picks up and...

Saudi Arabia: On the move…or not

The journey, not the arrival matters? Two bloggers from Jeddah would disagree. They have both been having problems getting from one place to another: one in Jeddah itself and the...

Cuba, Mexico: Good Relations

“I’ve always admired how Mexico, despite its own internal contradictions and conflicts, was able to dodge the US pressure on Cuba…in the early 1960s”: On a recent trip to Mexico...

Armenia: Driving in the Caucasus

Having arrived in Armenia for an internship, It's Very European to Stand… comments on driving in the capital, Yerevan, and concludes that crossing the road can be hazardous and sometimes...

Arabeyes: Head Over Heels for Muhannad

A strange phenomenon has gripped the Arab world and Arabs seem to agree on something. It is an infatuation with a Turkish soap opera, dubbed in Arabic, and its stunning...

China: Beijing on the eve of the Olympics

There's been lots of talk of the ‘leave Beijing for the Olympics’ (避孕) movement, but how's it looking for those who are going to stick it through (受孕)? Danwei.org‘s Joel...

Bermuda: Business or Pleasure?

The latest statistics from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation prompt 21 Square to ask how much of Bermuda's tourist market “is actually…reliant upon business travelers”, while Vexed Bermoothes adds that the...

Russia: Two “Seven Wonders” Competitions

Vilhelm Konnander writes about the results of two parallel competitions whose aim was to choose “Seven Wonders of Russia.”

Russia: Cost of Living in Moscow

Two-Zero writes about the cost of living in Moscow – for expats and for locals.

Ecuador: Guayaquil Celebrates its Past and Present

“Cheers, Guayaquil on your Anniversary!” writes Alex Anazco of Cambiemos Ecuador [es]. He writes about its past, but also about its present, which boasts the best airport in Latin America...

Bahrain: Missing India

Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India -...

Indonesia: Oil company endorses improper use of motorcycles?

My Busy Brain criticizes an oil company for distributing pamphlets which indirectly encouraged improper use of motorcycles in Indonesia

Ukraine: “Package Experience”

Michelle Knisley of Greetings from Kyiv writes about the fate of the packages sent to her by other people to Ukraine.

Ukraine: Olechko's New Paintings

Lots of new, Ukraine-related, work – at Olechko's blog.

Nigeria: Erin-Ijesha waterfalls

Fadekemi of the blog ConnectAfrica describes the Erin-Ijesha waterfalls in the Nigerian Osun state, “definitely a site to behold”.

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