Stories about Travel from May, 2010
In Ecuador, the Mama Tungurahua volcano erupted on Friday, May 28 canceling school classes, closing the international airport, forcing some residents to evacuate their towns, and spreading ash all across the region.
Eating Asia blogs about Saigon's op la dish (fried eggs cooked with various sausages).
Lazy Pineapple at Desicritics shares how second class rail travel in India is like.
Amanda Ferrandino, an US Fullbright scholar, is finishing her study in Bangladesh and lists 14 things she will miss about Bangladesh when she goes back home.
In the city of Arica, Chile, blogger Tomás Bradanovic says “we should listen to the tourist [es],” because he has been receiving emails from tourists visiting and who have plenty of suggestions on how to improve visitor services, including providing vegetarian options, improved web presence for the hotels in the...
Gurumia.com reports that Musa Ibrahim has become the first Bangladeshi to conquer the Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth.
The blogger at The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan writes about the painful ordeal of crossing the India-Pakistan border on road.
An Air-India Express plane arriving from Dubai has crashed in Mangalore Bajpe airport in south India, killing most of the 166 people on board. It is the first major crash in India for some years, but many bloggers and Twitter users are not surprised at the news.
A video of a surprise flashmob to celebrate a bus driver's birthday forms part of a professional social media campaign to promote public bus transit in Denmark.
LJ user greedyspeedy posts the first installment of photos of Grozny, Chechnya, taken in April, and writes (RUS) in the comments: “This photo report is about the glossy Grozny; I'll show the other, gloomy, side of Grozny in part two. […] Compared to Gudermes, Argun – the largest cities after...
Andrew Heiss, American student doing his Middle East Studies at the American University of Cairo, described his day trip to Alexandria with his family. He also shared pictures of the places they visited.
The Lima electric train project has resumed, and as a result, 26 cement pillars have been demolished because of a new project design writes Living in Peru.
The Pickle Project posts a photo report from a village not far from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
Tallawah blogs about “10 random things about the Calabash [International Literary Festival] experience” that he looks forward to each year.
Put Eritrea back on the map, please!: “In the April 29 Travel section (European edition), the article titled “Lots to sample in South Africa” was accompanied by a map of Africa that is closely accurate — except for one flaw: It fails to depict Eritrea.”
May 9 photo reports from Victory Day celebrations in Moscow (RUS) – by LJ user chistoprudov (here) and LJ user zyalt (here, here, and here).
The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks recommends “top ten daytrips from Brno.”
Border Jumpers is a blog written by Bernard Pollack and Danielle Nierenberg as they travel in Africa.
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is organizing a photo contest to feature images taken in Southeast Asia that demonstrate the importance of communication and cooperation – across countries, races and religions.
Repeating Islands highlights an article by “Sr. Mary Noel Menezes, a Sister of Mercy and an emeritus professor at the University of Guyana [who] gives a historical account of Portuguese migration to Guyana.”
MEP Caribbean Publishers reviews the recently-concluded 2010 Tobago Jazz Festival.