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· June, 2010

Stories about Travel from June, 2010

China: Shanghai World Expo

  30 June 2010

Maple Xu blogs about her experience in the Shanghai World Expo. The post is translated from Chinese into English by Xujun Eberlein.

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Chile: From California to Chile on Biodiesel

  30 June 2010

Maria Jose Calderon and Carlos Herrera embarked on a 6-month road trip from California, USA to Chile in a biodiesel truck. The couple traveled Latin America in search of grassroots initiatives to help the environment, and they documented their findings and their journey through videos, photos and blogging.

Thailand: Bangkok back to normal?

  29 June 2010

Don Gilliland observes that “the comforting rhythm of daily life in Bangkok has returned to normal this month.” Protesters were able to paralyze many parts of the city for two months this year

Cape Verde: My life in Cachaço

  28 June 2010

Steven blogs about his life as a volunteer in Cape Verde: “Cape Verdeans bathe regularly, sometimes twice a day, and fully half of each bath is devoted to cleaning the feet. Baths are generally taken outside, while wearing underwear.”

Russia: President Medvedev Visits Silicon Valley

Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, during the widely discussed tour to the Silicon Valley, dined with Arnold Schwarzenegger [EN], visited Apple [RUS], officially started [EN] an account on Twitter [RUS] at the company's headquarters, and refused [EN] to meet with Google‘s creator Sergey Brin. The Russian blogosphere reacted [RUS] with a number of...

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Singapore: Swiss national charged over train vandalism

  14 June 2010

A Swiss national was charged with vandalism after he was accused of spray-painting a graffiti on one of the trains of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit. Vandalism in Singapore is punishable by up to 3 years in detention plus 3-8 strokes of the cane. Bloggers are displeased over the security breach.

Bermuda: The Flip Side

  11 June 2010

“So much of the dialogue about organised gambling in Bermuda is (purposefully) rosy”: Vexed Bermoothes foresees some negative consequences.

Cape Verde: Netcitizens Outraged with Flights and Governance

  10 June 2010

Though flights delays are common in Cape Verde, the episode which happened on June 5th, involving Minister Inocêncio Sousa, caused big confusion at the airport, as Emilio Rodrigues thoroughly describes [pt]. Netcitizens feel outraged and discuss [pt] the development and governance of the country, claiming that apparently as it grows...

Brazil: This is Rio de Janeiro

  7 June 2010

Rio Gringa reviews Rio é Assim: a crônica de uma cidade, a book by José Carlos Oliveira, “one of the most realistic, jarring, heartbreaking, inspiring, hilarious, and truly Carioca literary visions you will find of the city.”

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