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· December, 2009

Stories about Travel from December, 2009

Ghana:Visiting Cape Coast Castle

Beautiful photos and a post about a tour to the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana: “We followed a guided tour into the slave dungeons. There were several African-Americans in the...

The Balkans: Sarajevo-Belgrade Train

Balkanology Blog reports on the recent launch of a direct Sarajevo-Belgrade train, the first one “in almost two decades.” CAFÉ TURCO recalls Serbia's recent history in a post titled “Serbia...

Hungary: Faluház/”Village House” in Budapest

BudapestZin writes about the renovation of Faluház/”Village House,” Budapest's largest apartment building: “In 844 apartments, more than 3000 people live in this building. That is approximately the population of an...

Russia: Stroganina in Yakutia

AskYakutia.com writes about stroganina, “the first traditional dish that will be offered you to try in Yakutia in winter.”

India: Andaman Islands

Mumbai based blogger Ugich Konitari visits the Andaman islands and writes a two part series (1, 2) noting her experiences.

Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Fave Islands

Lifespan of a Chennette gives a comprehensive virtual tour of the Spice Isle, Grenada.

Philippines: Blogs of Overseas Filipinos

Kablogs is an online portal that aggregates more than 300 blog links of Filipino expats and overseas Filipino workers.

Curacao: Kayaking through Caribbean

Repeating Islands blogs about an activist from Curaçao, who “has paddled more than 1600 kilometres in a kayak to raise awareness for the environment.”

Barbados: Drunk Driving

“To Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, David Thompson and a series of Attorneys General: the victims and the families of the dead and injured say ‘Thanks for nothing.'”: Barbados Free Press...

Cambodia: Police begins to fine motorists in the evening

Vutha observes that traffic cops in Cambodia have started to apprehend and fine motorists who violate traffic laws in the evening.

Reasons To Go To Bhutan

“Why should you go to Bhutan?” Polat at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog answers the question.

Mexico: Increase in Price of a Ride on Metro

The cost of a ride on the Mexico City metro will rise from 2 pesos to 3 pesos starting on January 2, 2010 writes Jess from Vivir México [es].

Russia: “Criminalisation of Tourists”

St Petersblurb describes a recent misadventure at the Russian-Polish border and explains that “the criminalisation of tourists is just another huge nail in the coffin of Russia’s tourist industry.”

Brazil: Top 10 photos of 2009

Brazil Travel Blog's collection Brazil on Flickr contains 61 albums “with photos from all the corners of the country”. They have published their top 10 Brazilian photos among those uploaded...

Ukraine: The Pickle Project

The Uncataloged Museum introduces The Pickle Project, “an ongoing effort to document and share traditional foodways in rural communities in Ukraine as a way of understanding issues of sustainability, change...

Russia: Irresponsible Extreme Travel in Yakutia

AskYakutia.com writes about irresponsible extreme travelers who end up having to be rescued.

Belarus: Santa & Snow Maidens Protest in Minsk

Belarus Digest reports on a protest rally against “restrictions on the public activities of unregistered organizations” that was held in Minsk on Dec. 22 by “one Santa, 14 Snow Maidens,...

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

A series of videos uploaded by user kdarpa on youtube, featuring a group of volunteers and the people they met while they travelled to Rwanda and worked with local communities.

Israel: A Day of Bedouin Hospitality

Jerusalem Gypsy recounts her day trip to visit the Rashaida Bedouins of southern Israel where she milked a camel, was counseled on Arabic music, and learned the value of sheep's...

Jamaica: Crash Landing

Jamaican bloggers discuss the crash of an American Airlines jet in Kingston.

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