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· February, 2009

Stories about Travel from February, 2009

The Greatest Street Party on Earth: The Brazilian Carnival

Barack Obama, Fidel Castro and the Iraqi journalist who threw one of his shoes at George Bush were just some of the characters spotted on the streets of Brazil, during...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Aggravation Nation

Trinidadian blogger Now is Wow Too is finding the U.S.A. “an unfortunate source of aggravation”.

Incredible India

Sunday Posts discusses the Indian tourism campaign ‘Incredible India’, a successful campaign and the need to do a lot more to attract tourism.

Japan and South Korea: Cheap Won Draws Japanese Shoppers

Jean Min from Ohmynews! reports about the drop in South Korean currency Won and its side effect of drawing Japanese tourists to Seoul for shopping.

Peru: Seven Star Hotel in Cusco

Tourism in Cusco, Peru will get a luxurious boost with the building of a new 7-star hotel writes Israel Ruiz of Living in Peru.

Chile: Faces Along Commute Using Transantiago

Andrea Zamora narrates her daily commute to the Municipality of Peñalolén in Santiago, Chile [es] and some of the people she observes riding the Transantiago public transportation system.

To females traveling to Egypt … or to the US

Crimes against women from Egypt to the US

Global: Convoy to Gaza Makes History

History was made yesterday in the Maghreb as a convoy headed from the UK to Gaza was allowed to pass through the border between Morocco and Algeria, which has been...

Morocco: Climbing and Trekking

The View from Fez writes about mountain climbing and trekking in Morocco.

Serbia: The Museum of African Art

A Yankee-in-Belgrade writes about Belgrade's Museum of African Art.

Egypt: Bloggers React to Cairo bombings

A French tourist was killed and around 20 people were injured when a bomb exploded outside the Al Hussein Mosque in Cairo's popular tourist area Khan Al Khalili. And as...

Japan: Pictures of Japanese festivals and ceremonies

Yoshio Wada (和田義男)'s website [jp] has fascinating photos of the most interesting Japanese festivals and ceremonies. It also includes some pictures from famous historical places aorund the world. (The website...

Russia: Henri Cartier-Bresson's Photos of Soviet Union

LJ user jolita (RUS) has posted Henri Cartier-Bresson's 1954-55 and 1973-74 photos of the Soviet Union in the ruguru LJ community.

Indonesia: Weird Durian fruit

Good News from Indonesia posts a picture of a weird durian fruit from the wild rain forest of Borneo.

Aruba: Putting on the Ritz-Carlton?

The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain is apparently in Aruba to stay, causing Lost in Smallness to exclaim: “Does the government realize that this will put extra pressure on our infrastructure? Oh...

Brunei: Global Expeditions

Like other citizens around the globe, Brunei is never short of people willing to take the challenge to put the country on the world map. Two sets of expeditions are...

Russia: “Poverty” Photos

LJ user kunstkamera (RUS) posts photos of “poverty in Russia” – and portraits of people posing next to their most expensive possessions.

Ukraine: The Khanenko Museum

The Uncataloged Museum writes about the Khanenko Museum in Kyiv.

Iran: Three short videos on Iran

Homeyra has published three links to three short videos on Iran by travel writer Rick Steves.One of these films named “Iran's Revolution of Family Values“.

Jamaica, Spain: Considering the Environment

As the King and Queen of Spain visit Jamaica, Snailwriter is concerned about what an alliance between the two countries could mean for the environment: “‘Spanish hotels have become part...

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