Stories about Travel from November, 2009
A quick update from a VSO volunteer in Namibia: “As part of the immunisation program I’ve been on two crazy adventures into the deepest darkest Namibian bush, over mountains and through deserts (literally) to take nurses and other health staff out to do health education and immunisations.”
Guatezona [es] provides information about the tourist destination of Jumaytepeque Volcano in Santa Rosa department in Guatemala, including the time needed to climb and the routes to take.
“I wouldn’t want to cancel my trips due to the the failure of the government to issue passport,” says Xnepali while discussing whether the Nepali government will be able to meet the deadline of producing machine readable passports (MRP) for the Nepalis within four months (April 1, 2010).
On November 9th, Mexicans welcomed Google Street View and its digital maps with street level photographs for Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and other 5 cities, making Mexico the first Latin American country to join Google's service.
Dominica Weekly suggests that the island's emphasis on cruise tourism may be a bit misplaced.
Kuwaiti ZDistrict visits Bahrain and shares his experience here.
My Marrakesh shares this “tasty little tale” from Marrakech, in Morocco.
Shawn and Sue and Repeating Islands blog about the Queen of England's visit to Bermuda.
KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall suggests ways in which clubs and bars can “do more to encourage responsible drinking.”
From the tobacco legislation to the carbon footprint post-CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, Coffeewallah asks: “Has everybody in this country lost their cotton picking minds?”
In the wake of the shutdown of several transportation routes in Bermuda, BeachLime.com wonders “what exactly Government sees its public transportation role as.”
If you were living in Bahrain and planning a wedding, where would you want to hold it? Find out the answer at London2Bahrain.
Lama J from Jordan writes about her visit to the UK and then Canada in this post.
RantingsbyMM shares a story on how she was able to get back her money from a taxi driver who overcharged her in Vietnam.
Richard Burrow from Thailand reported that temple toilets at Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai in Samut Prakan have recently built a toilet which cost as much as 5 million baht.
Winter is yet to arrive in much of Europe, but one of its geopolitical attributes is already back in the spotlight: fears of disruptions of Russian gas deliveries are growing more intense, due to the recurring dispute between Russia and Ukraine. Politics aside, though, in some of Russia's regions winter has been there since early fall. In Yakutia, for example.
Pictures of the 25th Southeast Asia Games Village in Laos were uploaded by Lao Voices
Notes from Abroad observes that Australian peacekeepers armed with automatic rifles are a common sight in East Timor
Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground question the vision of the island being transformed into another Monaco.
Cuba's Generation Y sends a questionnaire to U.S. President Obama “with some of the issues that keep [her] from sleeping” and publishes his responses.
The New Horizon comments on the recent initiatives of Bangladesh aiming for more regional connectivity with its neighbors: “It’s not only a good sign for Bangladesh, but also could usher in a new era of cooperation among South Asian nations in general.”