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· September, 2010

Stories about Travel from September, 2010

Europe: “Mapping Stereotypes”

Via Dr Sean's Diary, “a series of maps of Europe mapping the (supposed) prejudices of various nations […] and, for some reason, also of gay men” by “Bulgarian visual artist,...

Russia: Irkutsk-Moscow Train Travel Notes

Derek of The Kalpak travels for four and a half days on a Russian train – and arrives in Moscow.

Moldova: Gagauz Yeri Photos

Photos from Gagauz Yeri – the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia – at

Ghana: The Complete Boredom of Ghanaian Functions

According to Graham Ghanaian functions are boring: “Having attended Ghanaian functions in both London and Ghana, the experience has been the same. Firstly, the host seats you at a table...

Barbados: Drug Smuggling

Bajan Global Report links to a mainstream media news item about arrests made in a multimillion pound drug ring, noting that this was the “2nd major cocaine drug haul in...

Russia: From Beijing to Kyiv, By Train

Derek Kedziora of The Kalpak is traveling by train from Beijing to Kyiv and is currently in Russia. Here's what he writes about his short stay in Irkutsk: “One of...

Russia: Photos of Kolyma Highway/Road of Bones posts 45 winter photos of “the Road of Bones (officially known as the Kolyma Highway) built by GULAG work camp inmates in the time of Stalin.”

Ukraine: Agriculture

Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, posts some observations on Ukraine's agriculture.

Belarus: A Visit to Minsk

Kyiv-based Ann Merrill of Anka's Place visits Minsk and reports that, among other things, the city is very clean: “It is freakishly clean. It is refreshingly clean. “

India: An Inspiring Train Journey

“Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that that takes 400 of India’s highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) on an 18-day national train-journey, introducing them...

Lebanon: “The City that Never Sleeps”

“I felt safer than I had ever done in London, a city that has one CCTV for every twenty or so people, a city that stands as a beacon of...

Cambodia Tourism Magazine

The Mirror reviews the September-October 2010 copy of the Cambodia Tourism Magazine. The blogger points out some errors in the paper but also praises the relevant tourism news about Cambodia....

Lebanon: Forty New Things

This is Beirut posts a list of 40 new things that she learned in Lebanon in the nine months since she moved from Miami to Beirut.

Brazil: World's Largest Graffiti Inaugurated

Brazil's President Lula da Silva inaugurated the world's largest graffiti at over 37 000 square feet in the area of Foz do Iguaçu. This area; famous for the Iguaçu falls...

Thailand Medical Tourism Blog Contest

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new blog contest to promote medical tourism. The decision of tourism officials to embrace social media is appreciated by many bloggers but...

Mali: Women on Bikes

Sierra Leonean blogger Vickie writes about her recent trip to Bamako, Mali: “The city was everything I expected and more but nothing could have prepared me for the women on...

Panama: 10 Things You Have to do When Visiting Panama

Rob Rivera shares “10 Things You Have To Do While in Panama.” He goes into detail about each point, offering specific suggestions on how to fulfill each of these ten...

Bhutan: The Real Experience

Bhutan is trying to boost tourism in 2012 and the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has announced new hotel ratings. Penstar argues that the tourists should look for the real...

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's rich history, legend and culture

Justin discusses Ethiopia's rich history and culture on travel blog:”One of the first places we went was to Addis Ababa University, the site where Haile Sellasie's former palace was located....

Azerbaijan: Back Home

AZ Cookbook has returned from its native Azerbaijan and posted photographs of the visit. Naturally, given the nature of the blog, it also takes readers on a culinary as well...

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