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· July, 2009

Stories about Travel from July, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago, Curacao: Sweet Tooth

Lifespan of a Chennette blogs about traditional sweets from Curacao: “It was a reminder that even if names were different, and languages, the people and food of the Caribbean do...

Philippines: Taal Volcano

nomad4ever writes about Taal Volcano in the Philippines. His description of the volcano: A volcano on an island in a lake on an island in an ocean.

The Balkans: More on EU Visa Rules

More on the new EU visa rules for the Balkans – at A Fistful of Euros.

Europe: “When East Becomes West”

Raf Uzar is wondering whether “the definition of Western Europe [is] the same now as it was in 1945.”

Poland: Forests

Polandian writes about Poland's forests.

The Balkans: EU Visa-Free Travel Controversy

AriRusila of Blogactiv.eu‘s BalkanPerspective writes that the EU's intention to introduce visa-free travel for some Balkan entities but not others is dividing the region.

Russia: Notes From Samara

Sergei Khazov's Notes from Samara – at OpenDemocracy.net.

Morocco: Looking for Food in Fez

Moroccan blog The View from Fez catches up with Gail Leonard whose culinary adventure in the medina (city) leaves you hungry.

Mexico: The Subway Economy

Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles [es] takes a look at the “subway economy” and those vendors who ride the trains with the hope of selling products to passengers.

Brunei: Worldwide Photowalk

Anakbrunei posted pictures of the Worldwide Photowalk event in Brunei.

Belarus: Flooded Streets of Minsk

Heavy rain caused flooding in the streets of Minsk on Friday: LJ user toxaby (RUS) posted 45 photos and LJ user black-hg (RUS) posted two.

Russia: Markets Shut Down

Scraps of Moscow writes about Moscow authorities’ recent decision to shut down Cherkizovsky and Izmailovsky markets: “It is a shame that Luzhkov and others favoring the reconfiguring of Moscow markets...

Bangladesh: Connecting To The Asian Highway

Had I been in Voyager 1!!! opines that the current proposal of connecting to the Asian Highway is not useful to Bangladesh as “it will go through several land ports...

Bangladesh: Beauty Of The Countryside

Expat blogger Amy Moyer is charmed by the amazing Bangladesh countryside.

Latin America: Vendors Aboard City Buses

The following scene may take place in any number of large cities across Latin America. A person, of any age, man or woman, steps aboard a city bus, provides a...

Albania: No Playing in Parks

Living in Shkoder, Albania learns that kids aren't allowed to play in Albanian parks.

Barbados: Where's the Culture?

Barbados Underground suggests that when it comes to Crop Over, “culture issues have taken a backseat in recent years at the expense of running the festival as a business”.

Thailand: Pregnancy Scam

Magnoy Samsara writes about a new pregnancy scam in north Thailand where girls inject a substance in their bodies to inflate their stomach. Girls do this to “obtain commitment, money,...

Nepal, India: Positive Energy To Beat Pessimism

kasthamandap of Thinking About Nepal visited the Indian capital recently and comments: “it just felt good to be in a place where positive energy seems to overwhelm the pessimism, especially...

India: Chasing a solar eclipse

On July 22, we are about to witness the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century. The eclipse will be visible between 5.20am to 7.40am, from within a narrow corridor...

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