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· October, 2009

Stories about Travel from October, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: India Tour

Trinidad and Tobago's rapso ambassadors, 3 Canal, are preparing for an upcoming tour of India. Caribbean Free Radio posts a podcast with all the details.

India: Information For NRIs

Amreekan Desi has some practical information for the non resident Indians who are trying to go back to their motherland to settle there.

Hungary: Budapest

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest comments on Budapest Business Region's campaign video and on the discussion raging on YouTube and elsewhere – here and here. She also links to...

Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The...

Cuba: Contemplating Change

“I think that for Cuba to transition to an open society from a society ‘with some emergency exits’, some of the people now occupying positions of power in the government...

South Korea: Jeju Olle routes

Jean Min from Ohmynews! told the story of the restoration of “Olle”, a walking path, in Jeju island.

Palestine: IDF Torches Palestinian Vehicles

At Do Unto Others, Samuel Nichols writes that Israeli military patrols have started setting fire to cars which are caught trying to cross the border from the West Bank into...

Cambodia: A dangerous country for tourists?

Somongkol disagrees with the observation of a writer who describes Cambodia as one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in Asia.

Palestine: A Student's Tour Of Gaza

Lina Al Sharif, blogging at 360 km2 of Chaos, describes the trip around Gaza that she made with her university friends, and shows us a video of some of the...

Algeria: An American Political Cartoonist's Account

American political cartoonist Daryl Cagle recently sojourned to Algeria for a comics convention; he shares his experiences on his blog.

Thailand: How not to be scammed

Dale offers tips on how to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous taxi drivers in Bangkok.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Dealing With H1N1

KnowTnT.com and Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose blog about the H1N1 virus in their respective countries,

Bahrain: Finding her feet

 Bahraini-German Mariam, who blogs at On Top of the Box, is finding her feet at university in England. Click here to find out how she is coping.

Puerto Rico: Crime Solution?

If the majority of Puerto Rico's crime comes from the island's reputation as a drug smuggling transshipment point, Dondequiera suggests having “the travel and shipping authorities change Puerto Rico to...

Bermuda: Economic Pinch

“The critical mass of tourism facilities continues its tailspin of decline. The Government may spin all it wants, but the facts are dismal”: Vexed Bermoothes says Bermuda is feeling the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Line Up

“Trinidadians and queuing? what is that?” Know TnT.com explains.

Argentina: Travelcamp Buenos Aires 2009

In Argentina, the First Travelcamp Buenos Aires took place on October 13. Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es] summarizes the event, and states that one of the most controversial...

Hungary: “Downtown Smog Reducing Station”

Architects, artists, biologists and technicians worked together in downtown Budapest to show that a small plantation of algae could contribute to improving our environment.

Cuba: Journalism Prize Winner Denied Permission to Leave Cuba

Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger writing in Generacion Y blog, was once again denied permission to leave the island nation of Cuba to go receive the 2009 Maria Moors Cabot journalism...

Israel: Future Gay Tourist Hub?

Is Israel becoming a hub of international gay tourism, I Googled Israel ponders. He observes: “There is a clear trend definitely geared towards bringing in more gay vacationers and, to...

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