Stories about Travel from April, 2010
Ghana: Best beaches in Ghana
Gayle writes a post with photos discussing her favourite beaches in Ghana.
Laos: Rural food
Rambling Spoon, who spent nine days in Phongsali province in Laos, kept a diary of what they ate in Laos.
India: A Zillion Reasons To Escape
“Why 1 million Indians Escape from India every year?” – this blog answers the question.
The Balkans: Thoughts on Slavenka Drakulić's 1993 Book
Filip Stojanovski shares his thoughts on Slavenka Drakulić's 1993 book, How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed.
India: The Rickshaw Challenge Race
Rohit Bhargava at Influential Marketing Blog writes about The Rickshaw Challenge, which is “a series of road races where participants can choose their own rickshaws and race across parts of India”. You can read live updates from the teams on the race blog.
More Maldivians to Mount Everest
Al's journey informs that nine more Maldivians have started their journey to reach the peak of the mount Everest.
Bahamas: Stranded in Belfast
Bahamian Nicolette Bethel is “one of the million or more ‘ash refugees’ around the world.”
Dominica: Trois Pitons
Dominica Weekly highlights three must-see attractions of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
Bangladesh: The Ordeals Of Buying Land
Kristin Boekhoff, an entrepreneur who is building an world class eco-resort in Western Bangladesh, writes about the ordeals of buying land in rural Bangladesh.
Myanmar: Yan Byae Island
Speaking Out Loud writes about Yan Byae Island located near the coast of Rakhine State in Myanmar. The island was listed by a website as one of the “top ten places you don't want to visit in the world.”
Maldives: Bring Back The Bikes
Rehendhi supports the recent decision of the Maldivian government to “arm the police with bicycles” and advocates for more use of bicycles.
Russia: Volcanic Eruption Provokes Cooperation and Jokes
Two days passed since Mother Nature showed its power to mankind letting the Icelandic volcano with unpronounceable name “Eyjafjallajökull” fill the European aerospace with ashes. As the ash cloud went east, more and more airports were closing, which led to European-wide transport collapse. Russian bloggers – also affected by the...
Thailand, Myanmar: See Mon Market
Hungry Guide from Thailand visited the See Mon Market and blogged about the various Burmese food items and other products for sale in the market
Thailand: Bangkok taxi in museum
Dale uploads a photo of a cross-section of a Bangkok taxi which is on display in the Museum of Siam
Vietnam: Texting while driving
TW doesn't think that the danger of texting while driving in Vietnam is a pandemic threat and asserts that other traffic safety issues must be given more discussion.
Pakistan: A Mysterious Plane in Karachi
Teeth Maestro questions “what’s a Meridian Jet doing in Karachi?” Similar planes have been used in ‘rendition’ program “in which the CIA uses private aircraft to ferry prisoners to various countries.”
Haiti: Controversial Statistics
The Haitian Blogger contends that, contrary to some mainstream media messages, “Haiti does NOT have the ‘worst HIV infection rate in the region’.”
Bahamas: How's the Weather?
“The nonsense that has paraded as commentary since the tornado tragedy in Freeport two weeks ago has taken political pantomime to new levels”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith blogs about weather and politics.
Dominica: Heritage Site
“A luxuriant natural tropical forest in harmony with volcanic features of high scenic appeal and scientific interest” is how Dominica Weekly describes the country's Morne Trois Pitons National Park, the first designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Caribbean.
China: How to buy your Expo tickets in person
If you are going to attend the Shanghai Expo, you will find Elaine Chow's tips on “How to buy your expo tickets in person” at Shanghaiist useful.
India: Longing For The History Of The Indian Emigrants
Lekhni at The Imagined Universe writes about Amitav Ghosh's novel ‘Sea of Poppies’ and reminds that “the book shows how little we know about emigrant Indians”.