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· December, 2009

Stories about Travel from December, 2009

Ghana:Visiting Cape Coast Castle

  31 December 2009

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 group. We were all quiet, reduced to silence by the ghosts and the sadness thick in the musty air.”

The Balkans: Sarajevo-Belgrade Train

  31 December 2009

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 through the eyes of a train traveller (me).”

India: Andaman Islands

  30 December 2009

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

Barbados: Drunk Driving

  29 December 2009

“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 wants breathalyzer laws instituted on the island.

Brazil: Top 10 photos of 2009

  28 December 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 in 2009.

Ukraine: The Pickle Project

  25 December 2009

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 and community.”

Belarus: Santa & Snow Maidens Protest in Minsk

  25 December 2009

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, and 5 New Year’s Bunnies.” Andrei Khrapavitski posts a few pictures from a Belarusian village on the eve of the...

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

  24 December 2009

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.

Bhutan: The Finer Things In Life

  24 December 2009

Liz Warren at Teaching In Thimphu looks back at her life in Bhutan focusing on three simple words – laughter, beauty and trust. “Consider your own lives and see where these three words take you,” comments Liz.

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