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· September, 2009

Stories about Travel from September, 2009

UAE: Dubai Metro Pride

  30 September 2009

This month's opening of Dubai Metro has attracted a lot of commentary on UAE blogs. Buj Al Arab notes: “Such a fantastic project for Dubai, the UAE, and the Arab World to be proud of. One of the fastest rates of construction.”

Czech Republic: Temelín Nuclear Power Plant

  29 September 2009

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about the Temelín nuclear power plant, which has been in the news recently “because of a controversial and overpriced contract awarded to a shady company whose former director was recently jailed for planning the violent abduction of his replacement.”

Pakistan: The way we are treated at US airports

  28 September 2009

“As a friend of progressive forces, and as an American who is proud to be an American, I urge the United States government to re-consider this policy of secondary searches and questioning when someone tries to enter America,” comments Pakistani American Bilal Qureshi at Pak Tea House.

Hungary: Pro-Nightlife Rally; Art Station

  27 September 2009

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest posts photos and video from a rally in support of Budapest's nightlife and from a graffiti and extreme sports competition held inside a metro station whose construction had been halted due to financial difficulties.

Bolivia: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano Reappears Like Phoenix

  23 September 2009

Erika Pinto writes that the former state airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano continues to reappear like a “phoenix” [es] now that it is continuing to fly in partnership with the military transport company TAM, after many failed attempts to continue flying as its own company.

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USA: Pilgrimage into the Wild

  23 September 2009

Numerous fans of the best-selling book Into the Wild make the treacherous journey to the exact location in Alaska where its main character died in an abandoned public bus. Thankfully, many live to blog about it too.

Bhutan: Tax On Cars

  22 September 2009

The Bhutanese government is thinking about increasing the taxes and other fees levied on vehicles to control the increasing number of cars. Tshering Tobgay opines that the import quota system for the bureaucrats should be abolished to control traffic congestion. Bhutanese Blogger at Whatever Matters comments that the government should...

Tourism and HIV Infection in Thailand

  22 September 2009

A report titled “Why Japanese and Western people are infected with HIV in Thailand” by Doctor Kyo Taniguchi from NPO Gina covers statistics about sex workers and “Love, Marriage, and Hopeless love”.

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MENA: Thanks “Khawater” from Japan

  22 September 2009

Television viewers across the Arab world were in for a treat this Ramadan, with the airing of a special programme on Japan. In its fifth season, Khawater (Thoughts) visited Japan, where a young Saudi preacher Ahmed Al Shugairy explained the Japanese success story to Arab and Muslim viewers. Here are some blogger reactions to the one month show.

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