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· September, 2008

Stories about Travel from September, 2008

Iraq: Erbil Visit

Baghdad Bacon & Eggs, from Iraq, has been to Erbil. Check out what he was doing there in this post.

Dominica, U.S.A.: Financial Crunch

Dominica Weekly thinks that the current U.S. financial crisis “will seriously affect financial markets around the worldwide and there will almost certainly be a trickle down effect on the already...

Egypt: Kidnapped Tourists Freed

Nineteen people, including foreign tourists, kidnapped in Egypt 10 days ago have been freed. Egyptian bloggers react.

Bangladesh: Five layered tea

Claire b writes in Travel Blog about her recent trip to Srimongol in Sylhet division where the tea-estates are in Bangladesh: “My guide urged me to try the 5 colored...

Angola: A new African El Dorado for foreign workers

Since the end of the civil war in 2002, Angola has been home to many foreigners coming to find work. It is estimated that there are over 70,000 foreigners living...

Cuba: Back to Normal?

Things appear to be getting back to normal in Cuba post-Hurricane Ike, but Generation Y questions the definition of “normalcy”: “I do not believe that a month ago we had...

Japan: Photos from Iriomote

Blogger id:mereco posts amazing photos [ja] from her trip to the island of Iriomote [西表島] in Okinawa, Japan. Photos from the trip include pictures of cows, hermit and coconut crabs,...

Japan: Nakayama comment on expansion of Narita Airport

id:takerunba comments on a statement [ja] by Japanese Minister of Construction and Transport Nariaki Nakayama in an interview with Sankei Shimbun, in which Nakayama criticized local residents obstructing the expansion...

South Korea: Essay Contest on “Why is Dokdo Korean Territory?”

Ampontan brings the readers’ attention to a writing competition (for foreigners) sponsored by Korea Time on “Why is Dokdo Korean Territory?” And the prize is round trip to Dokdo!

Russia: Trezvost'/Sobriety

Russian Blog explains the usage of the Russian word trezvost’ (“sobriety”).

Russia: Sakhalin Salmon

White Sun of the Desert writes about “the Sakhalin salmon run” season: “This is a time when huge nets are slung across river-mouths to be lifted by crane and emptied...

Albania: EU's Visa Regime Liberalisation

Albanian Blogger posts a note on the much-awaited liberalisation of the EU’s visa regime for Albanian citizens.

Cuba: Access Denied

“Won’t the Daddy-State learn how irritating children become when they rarely leave the house?” Havana-based blogger Yoani Sanchez says that she has once again been denied travel privileges.

Tanzania: Pedestrians’ tales

Mara writes about pedestrians’ experiences in Tanzania: “Pedestrians have nothing close to the right of way around here. The bigger you are, the more authority you have. The faster you...

Central Europe: Cheap Travel

The Czech Daily Word writes about the wonderful travel opportunities that Central European citizens enjoy, now that the borders are open and cheap plane tickets are available.

Poland: Krakow, Now and Then

Photos of ten Krakow buildings, now and then (100 years ago) – at Polandian.

The Balkans: Driving Through Bosnia

Csíkszereda Musings recounts a summer drive through the Balkans and, among other things, compares Bosnian motorways to those in Romania.

Iran: Remembering Rasoulov, a Passionate Artist

Mohsen Rasoulov, a passionate Iranian photographer, artist, cartoonist and photo-blogger was one of 68 passengers who lost their lives when an Iran-bound Boeing 737 crashed at the end of August...

Ukraine, Russia: Kvas

Darkness at Noon posts an ode to kvas: “To be sure, kvas is the national drink of the East Slavic peoples. Vodka doesn't count because it is consumed largely for...

Russia: “Stirka” Bar in St. Pete

Eagle and the Bear writes about a St. Petersburg bar named “Stirka” (Laundry).

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