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· August, 2009

Stories about Travel from August, 2009

Cambodia: Advice to expats

Khmerbird gives a few pointers for expats on how to make friends in Cambodia

Georgia: Bicycle Trip from Poti to Batumi

LJ user jhwe posts over 130 photos (RUS) taken during an 85-kilometer bicycle journey from Poti to Batumi, Georgia.

Ecuador: All Aboard the Trolley Bus

The trolley bus system in Quito, Ecuador has been helping to alleviate traffic congestion. A recent experiment invited the city's twitterers to submit live news about riding on this form...

Albania: Honey

Stepping Stones describes an accidental stopover at a honey-processing place located on a beautiful lake in southern Albania.

Morocco: Death on a Plane

The View from Fez reports on a mystery death on board a flight from Morocco.

Bahamas: Economic Priorities?

“Rumour has it that cash flow is hard to come by for the government…yet the country opens a consulate office in Atlanta, Georgia”: Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas wonders what...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: R.I.P. Walter Porter

And Still I Rise remembers Walter Porter, “a son of the Vincentian soil, calypsonian, musician and unfortunately the person seated in number 25C on Pan Am 103.”

Japan: 74-year-old American tourist detained for carrying pocket knife

James from Japan Probe updated the news story about a 74-year-old American tourist being detained for 10 days because he was carrying pocket knife.

Laos: Patuxay Monument

Patuxay Monument in Vientiane is the most famous symbol of Laos nationhood. It is always compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Cambodia: Traffic protest

Motorists and tuk tuk drivers in Cambodia staged a protest against the traffic police for confiscating the motorbikes of those who violate traffic laws.

Jordan: The Dream Train that was not to be

Getting to and from work daily takes its toll on employees, especially in countries without a 'proper' public transportation system. Jordanian Osama Al Romoh writes about the resurrected dream train...

Netherlands: Too young to sail the world alone at 13?

Laura Dekker from the Netherlands is 13 years-old and wants to sail around the world alone to break a world record, but the Dutch Child Welfare Council have taken legal...

Suriname: Photo-Op

Paramaribo SPAN features the photography of Reshma Kirpalani who, upon her return to Suriname, intends “to explore this country just as it exists, at this point in time: on the...

Argentina: The Construction of the Valley Train

Pablo of Vivir en Neuquen Capital [es] wonders when construction for the “Valley Train” will begin. The start date is programmed for December, but according to news reports that there...

Poland: More on “Lemko Land”

Raf Uzar travels “down south to deepest, darkest Lemko Land.”

Ukraine: Independence Day Parade

Ukrainiana posts photos and video of the Independence Day parade in Kyiv.

Jamaica: Never Can Say Goodbye

Snailwriter says that a recent road trip across Jamaica has been like saying goodbye to so many natural treasures: “I have been an advocate for the natural environment for more...

Guatemala: Study to See if Metro Train is Realistic

GuateZona [es] writes about an upcoming study to see the if an unground metro or surface train is realistic and possible.

Russia: Anna Akhmatova

St. Petersblurb writes about Anna Akhmatova and the Fountain House.

Serbia: Belgrade's Terazije Monument

Belgraded writes about “the Terazije monument to the five Belgraders who were hanged at that spot for joining in the resistance against the Nazi in 1941.”

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