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· November, 2010

Stories about Travel from November, 2010

Iraq: A Visit to Sumawah

IraqiDentist shares with us snippets of his visit to Sumawah here.

Pakistan: Russian Cargo Plane Crash In Karachi

Karachi based Dr. Awab Alvi is live tweeting a cargo plane crash in the city: “Russian Cargo Airplane on way to Sudan (Khartoum) crashed 5 minutes after take off from...

Serbia: Air India Pilot's Family Reacts to Leaked Media Report

Six months after the May 22 Mangalore plane crash, which claimed 158 lives, an investigation report blaming Serbian pilot Zlatko Glusica for the country’s worst air disaster of the last...

India: Mumbai Moving Forward

“There is a form of kinetic energy that’s contagious in Mumbai. As if, someone has set the people of Mumbai free – and they are moving forward,” notices Zain Mahmood...

Ghana: Images from Ghana

Beautiful images from the Central Region in Ghana by Nana Acquah: “Yesterday, I photographed a kind, old man who is our President’s friend and he has photos and stories to...

Cuba: Waiting in Vain?

“We are surrounded by a repression that does not sign papers, show its face, or place a stamp next to each act which violates its own law”: Generation Y is...

Lebanon: Warmer than usual

Seif and Beirut writes about the warmer than usual weather in Lebanon around this time of the year and its possible effects on water supply and other environmental issues.

Cameroon: Meet Ebot Tabi, founder of Geofeed.me

Activ Spaces interviews Ebot Rabi from Cameroon, the founder of Geofeed.me: “Today we spotlight Ebot Tabi, a startup pioneer who joins us this month. Ebot is the founder of a...

Bermuda: No Tourism Plan

Vexed Bermoothes argues that there was never really a plan for the country's tourism industry, “just a long list of vanity projects. Vain, costly and virtually always ineffective.”

Mexico: An Afternoon Visiting Xochimilco

Catherine from Small Fish in the Big Taco begins her latest post: “Welcome to Xochimilco in the south of Mexico City where you can spend a perfect afternoon floating down...

Cuba: Rafters Hoping for a New Life

Laritza's Laws and Iván's File Cabinet both blog about Cuban rafters who risk it all for a chance at freedom.

Qatar: Excitement, Apprehension Build as World Cup Decision Nears

As the buzz builds over who will be awarded the 2022 World Cup bid in two weeks, so does the Internet chatter. Here is a roundup of online reactions in...

Yemen: Host to Gulf Cup 2010

Gulf Cup 2010 kicks off in Aden, Yemen, on November 22. Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad reflects on the significance of having Aden host this football championship which brings together teams...

Philippines: Netizens dislike new government tourism campaign

Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding....

Africa/Mexico: Afro-Mexicanos

Estenoyage meets African descendants in Mexico: “In one region of Mexico where I surf a lot, there's still a remaining community of African descendants. Usually they are called ‘Afro-Mexicanos’ o...

Latin America: Travel E-Book Celebrates Latin America At Ground Level

Margaret Snook from Cachando Chile writes about Celebrating Latin America at Ground Level, a free e-book by Steven Roll from Travel Ojos: “a collection of tales from 29 expats and...

Gambia: Climbing Kilimanjaro to build a school in Gambia

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to build a school in Gambia: “In August 2010 Hannah Braye climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her friend Lucy raising over £1,000. This will...

Bangladesh: Traveling On The Roof

Hundreds of thousands of people left Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh for the Eid holidays. There is usually a mad rush in the public transport systems during this time and...

Philippines: Zamboanga, “Asia's brownout city”

Because of regular power outages in the city, Zamboanga residents describe their place as “Asia's brownout city.” Zamboanga is located in the southern part of the Philippines

Poland: Mapping Geo-Tagged Warsaw and Krakow Photos

Polandian writes about “maps of Warsaw and Krakow superimposed with visualizations of where people take photos,” created by Eric Fischer.

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