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· January, 2009

Stories about Travel from January, 2009

Azerbaijan: Carbon Neutral Resort

otto details the development of a carbon neutral resort and residential development on the Zira Island located off the coast of Azerbaijan. The blog posts mockups of the project and...

Bangladesh: Tourist Attractions

Back To Bangladesh compiles a list of things to see and do in Bangladesh for the foreign visitors.

Iran: Watch “Rick Steves’ Iran”

Watch Rick Steves’ Iran film here.

Cuba: Raul in Russia

Child of the Revolution, Una Familia en Cuba [Sp] and Havana Times all blog about Cuban President Raul Castro's official visit to Russia.

Martinique, South Africa: Cultural Exchange

Africlassical reports that South Africa's Premier ballet company has been invited to dance in Martinique as part of a cultural collaboration.

Brazil: Obama present in Rio Carnival

“Drunken, sweaty Obamas will be running wild all over the city come February. Though I think this particular mask is kind of creepy, it's a Carnival tradition to wear masks...

Hungary: Budapest Photos

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow posts two photo sets from a trip to Budapest last summer: street art and various city scenes.

Poland: Racism, Bad Roads and Euro 2012

Writing about Euro 2012 and racism, the beatroot concludes: “There are some nasty little racists at Poland’s football stadia, but believe me, Poland’s roads are a lot bigger threat to...

Czech Republic: Hradec Králové

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about Hradec Králové, “one of the oldest and most important cities in Bohemia.”

Slovakia: Sky Europe Problems

The Czech Daily Word writes about problems facing the Slovak low-cost Sky Europe airline.

Romania: Czech Villages in Banat writes about the Czech villages in the south of the Romanian Banat: “People in Banat have preserved their heritage for more than 180 years by simply passing it from...

Ukraine: Travel to the Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog writes about “Photos of Your Home” at, the project “developed as an opportunity for former Pripyat residents to see pictures of their former homes/apartments.”

Slovenia: A View on Entropa

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes that Entropa “takes apart [Slovenia's] totally unfounded conviction that it is the centre of the world and that all great things somehow started here. Even tourism,...

Serbia: Belgrade Photos

Lots of beautiful photo vignettes from Serbia – at A Yankee-in-Belgrade, including these two pictures of elderly women, one selling pine branches and the other selling thistle.

Russia: New Journal on Siberia

Window on Eurasia writes about a new journal intended to promote an “expanded understanding” of Siberia.

Russia: iPhone Apps

Siberian Light reviews “the best Russian iPhone apps.”

Russia: “Should People of Color Go to Russia?”

Moscow Through Brown Eyes wouldn't advise “a young person of color” to come to Russia for long-term study: “The world is large and there are many options. You shouldn't have...

Poland: Name Days vs Birthdays?

the POLSKI blog writes about celebration of ‘name days’ in Poland.

U.S.: Polish Place Names

A compendium of U.S. towns with Polish names – at Polandian.

Poland: A Trip to Łódz

20 east writes about a trip to Łódz.

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