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· January, 2010

Stories about Travel from January, 2010

Ukraine: Salo

The Pickle Project writes about salo, “the adored raw pork fat enjoyed on its own and in many of timeless Ukrainian dishes.”

The Balkans: “Six Reasons for Marrying a Balkan Man”

Ruth Platt-Stavrik's “Six Reasons for Marrying a Balkan Man” – at MladiInfo.com (via Belgraded).

Russia: Consumerism

St Petersblurb sees “the whole EU exactly through the eyes of a Russian” ex-girlfriend: “It’s just a retail chain with branches in different languages.”

Russia: How To Dress In Yakutia In Winter

AskYakutia.com explains “how to dress in Yakutia in the middle of winter.”

Africa: When in trouble, say you are a British journalist

When in trouble in Africa, just say, “I am a British journalist.”

Vietnam: Motorbike parking payment system

The Final Word describes the new payment system in one of the largest motorbike parking lots in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Bahamas, Haiti: Solidarity

A new website is launched by “a group of Bahamian webizens who hope to mobilize in support of a realistic and sensible immigration policy with respect to Haitians and their...

Japan: Doraemon Jet

Pink Tentacle reports on the Japan Airline's anime-themed aircraft, Doraemon Jet.

Morocco: “Smile, You're in Fez”

The View from Fez gives us a look at the new mascot of Fez in this post.

Serbia: Belgrade Photos

Many new Belgrade photos at A Yankee-in-Belgrade, including this one of a man on a bus and this one of “winter foods” sold at a local market.

Best photos from Morocco

After spending 15 months in Morocco, American blogger, Ibn Ibn Battuta decided to publish a series of the best photos he took there. He started with “Rural Scenes” and “People“.

Trinidad & Tobago: Butter Bread

“In one of Port of Spain’s wealthiest neighbourhoods…the older, tastefully-designed homes can no longer be admired because they cannot be perceived: their garden walls are now higher than their eaves;...

Haiti: Packing List

An interesting packing list from Caribbean Free Radio about what she's taking to Haiti.

East Timor: Travel notes of a Singapore journalist

A Singaporean journalist writes his impressions of East Timor when he visited the country upon the invitation of East Timor leaders.

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Supporting Citizen Media

“Anything I can say about Haiti is going to sound like a platitude, so I’ll spare you those having to do with human misery and direct another one at myself...

Morocco: Tips for Women Travelers

Evelyn in Morocco writes up a list of tips for foreign women traveling in the kingdom.

Barbados, U.S.A., Haiti: Business as Usual?

Barbados Free Press harshly criticizes a cruise line for proceeding with business as usual in the midst of disaster as its passengers “continue to enjoy themselves at the ‘five pristine...

Paraguay: The Chaotic Ciudad del Este

The Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este is known for many things, including illegal and contraband activities. However, it is difficult to overlook the fact that it is a gateway...

Sri Lanka: Impressions Of Jaffna

Indrajit Samarajiva visited war ravaged Jaffna recently and writes about his impressions of the capital city of the Northern Province in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: Traffic Jam And The Prime Minister

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh saw a huge traffic jam as many roads were closed because the Prime Minister was greeted by supporters as she returned from her India trip....

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