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· January, 2009

Stories about Travel from January, 2009

Azerbaijan: Carbon Neutral Resort

  31 January 2009

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 says it will be the first carbon neutral development in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Brazil: Obama present in Rio Carnival

  29 January 2009

“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 of famous people and to dress up in costumes, just like Americans do on Halloween”, Rachel reports from Rio de...

Poland: Racism, Bad Roads and Euro 2012

  28 January 2009

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 the fabric of society – and international football tournaments – than those idiots.”

Romania: Czech Villages in Banat

  27 January 2009

CzechFolks.com 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 one generation to another.”

Slovenia: A View on Entropa

  27 January 2009

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, for crying out loud!”

Serbia: Belgrade Photos

  27 January 2009

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.

Czech Republic: A Fairy Tale; Travel; Language

  26 January 2009

Czechmatediary writes about travel to Telc, Moravia, which is also called the “Moravian Venice”; posts a Czech fairy tale about the 12 months; and asks a linguistics expert about the best way of getting kids to speak Czech (or any other foreign language for that matter).

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