Stories about Travel from October, 2008
Serbia: Underground Fashion
“[…] In a dingy underground passage that connects two sides of one of Belgrade's main streets,” A Yankee-in-Belgrade discovers someone who could possibly become a promising fashion designer and posts a picture of this person's work: “Whoever created them should consider a career in fashion and literally move up, I...
Serbia: Belgrade Bus Drivers
Stories about Belgrade's eccentric public bus drivers – at Belgraded.
Slovakia: Google Now Translates From Slovak
The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia reports that Google has added the Slovak language to their online translation service.
Ukraine: Kyiv's Churches
Pictures of Kyiv's churches – at Nash Holos.
Cuba, U.S.A.: Voting on the Embargo
The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. For the seventeenth year running, the vote went in favor of the Cuba-sponsored resolution and bloggers - from the diaspora and from Cuba herself - have had a lot of say on the subject.
Armenia: Welcome To Georgia
Dispatches from Armenia travels to the neighboring Republic of Georgia and finds the journey to be quite unlike any other — the local and experienced driver hired to take the blogger and his wife to the border in a dilapidated Russian car did not know where it was and broke...
Slovakia: The Most Famous Slovaks
The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the most famous Slovaks.
Ukraine: Inside St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv
Olechko posts the most recent of her daily paintings: St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv.
Russia: Parking in Moscow
Pictures of Moscow isn't happy about the way they park in Russia's capital.
Russia: Kaliningrad's Real and “Fake” Estate
Copydude writes about and posts pictures of Kaliningrad's and Svetlogorsk's real estate – and “fake estate.”
Russia: Russian Tourists
Copydude writes about Russian tourists in St. Petersburg.
Thailand: Dispute over Preah Vihear Temple
Thai Girl has photos of Preah Vihear temple and a discussion of the dispute between Thailand and Cambodia.
Bangladesh: Photographs of Sundarbans
Desherchobi posts some lovely pictures of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh after a recent safari trip.
India: Trekking in Sikkim
Hemant Soreng completes a journey through the Dzongri-Goecha La trek of the Kangchenjunga mountain in Sikkim, India and writes about his experience.
Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Crisis?
“Perhaps, finally, the scales may be tipping in the masquerader's favour”: Discover T&T Blog examines the potential impact of the global financial crisis on Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
Guyana, Suriname: River Dispute
Living Guyana blogs about an escalating diplomatic dispute between Guyana and Suriname over access to the Corentyne River, while Guyana 360 suggests that a boat accident along the river in question comes at a curious time.
Ukraine: Accident Training in Chernobyl; Virtual Pripyat
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about a recent radiological accident training at Chernobyl Power Plant, and shares a link to the English-language section of Virtual Pripyat, “a new project associated with Pripyat.com […], a site that acts as an address book/directory of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.”
Czech Republic, Ukraine: Prague vs Kyiv
Petro's Jotter compares Kyiv to Prague.
Jordan: An Encounter with a Bisexual in Iran
Jordanian Rami Abdelrahman, who lives in Sweden, posts this fascinating post by a Swedish friend who travelled to Iran on a study visit and his encounter with a ‘bisexual’ tour guide.
Egypt: Eye Opening Bahrain Visit
Alien Back [Ar], from Egypt, visited Bahrain and wrote his impressions here.
Jordan: Dubai Visa Problematic
From Jordan, Princess N writes about how frustrating it is to get a visit visa to Dubai.