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· May, 2009

Stories about Travel from May, 2009

Poland: Wedding Survival Guide

Polandian shares “15 things you need to know about Polish weddings – the survival guide.”

Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands: Cruise Control

The popularity of cruises to Caribbean destinations gets Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish thinking about “the overwhelm of the environment, marine and land, that these mega-cities-on-the-sea bring with them.”

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Schengen Waived

As Bajan Dream Diary reports that “Barbadians travelling to the European Union will no longer need to obtain the Schengen visa”, Trinidad and Tobago's fake Prime Minister asks: “Since when...

Bahamas: Flooding

Weblog Bahamas republishes an article which addresses the serious impact of flooding on the island.

China: Chinese study abroad students not welcomed back

Some local netizens are criticizing students returning from abroad for bringing swine flu back home. Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a conversation between students studying abroad and local netizens on the...

Barbados: Inquest Begins

“Some three years after Bajan fisherfolk made the grim discovery of a boat full of bodies off our coast, Barbados is holding an inquest into the deaths of the African...

Lebanon: Maxime Chaya Reaches the North Pole

The Lebanese adventurer, Maxime Chaya, whose exploits include climbing Mount Everest, reaching the South and North poles to plant the Lebanese flag, blogs about his quests and posts beautiful photos...

Guyana, Barbados: Illegal Immigration

When it comes to the issue of illegal immigrants in Barbados, Guyanese blogger Imran Khan says: “What is wong is wrong”, adding in another post: “I’m interested in learning what,...

Azerbaijan: Pork in a Christian village

27 Months in Azerbaijan pays a visit to the Christian village of Nic in Azerbaijan to partake in eating the best pork available in the largely Moslem country. Meanwhile, Post-Soviet...

Morocco: Therapy Abroad, Apathy at Home

The global economic downturn seems to be affecting tourism worldwide, a sector upon which the Moroccan economy is heavily dependent. The north African kingdom has launched a wide campaign to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sulphur Story

As news breaks about the presence of excessive sulfur in the aviation fuel being used to refuel aircrafts in Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life criticizes the government's downplaying...

Indonesia: Army plane crash

An Indonesian army plane carrying more than 100 passengers crashed in East Java. Twitter user ari197 comments: “Indonesian soldier is dying not because of war but because of old device/weapons/planes/ships.”

Honduras: Punta Izopo National Park

Raquel of Un Año Sin Invierno [es] recommends visiting Punta Izopo National Park in Honduras where one can spot crocodiles and take part in other ecotourism activities.

Japan: Video by Eric Testroete

Eric Testroete has posted ‘This is Japan!’, a fantastic video using hundred of images from a three week stay in Japan. [via watashi to tokyo]

Trindad & Tobago: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

Trinidadian bloggers This Beach Called Life and Jumbie's Watch take issue with the President's “apology” over the Integrity Commission debacle.

D.R. of Congo: Don't forget Obama sticker when visiting Africa

Don't forget your “Obama 2008″ sticker when passing through airport security in Africa, writes Emily who is visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Trinidad & Tobago: Seeing the Signs

“It matters not how many skyscrapers, malls, American chain restaurants or chemical plants a country has…if [it] possesses at least five or more of these signs of underdevelopment and tyranny,...

Bolivia: First Impressions of Bolivian State Run Airline

Jose José of A Pesar de Ser Abogado [es] writes about his first impressions using BOA, the new state-run airline in Bolivia.

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts from a London Trip

Saudi blogger Prometheus [Ar] is just back from the UK and shares his impressions from his visit and the people he saw there in this post. During his visit, he...

Jamaica: Screwed?

While Life, Unscripted, on the Rock is “fully aware that everything is certainly not copacetic here in Jamaica”, she takes issue with an international mainstream media article that she describes...

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