Stories about Travel from February, 2011
Mexico: Photos of Tlacotalpan, “the most colourful place in the globe”
Catherine from Small Fish in the Big Taco shares colour coded images of “a very sleepy town in the state of Veracruz….namely Tlacotalpan.” She calls Tlacotalpan, “the most colourful place in the globe!!”
Ukraine: Choosing to Leave
With Ukraine hit hard by the economic crisis and most citizens disappointed with the overall economic and political situation, more and more discussions about emigration alternatives have been appearing online. Tetyana Bohdanova translates some of the netizens' views on the issue.
Sri Lanka: The Process Of Making An Insurance Claim
Rajaratarala describes the long process of making an insurance claim in Sri Lanka, resulting from an accident.
India: The Future Of Delhi
Sharad Kumar describes the future of the mega city Delhi as he sees.
Philippines: Protest against railway fare hikes
The Riles Network website was set-up by commuters who are opposed to the planned railway fare hikes in the Philippines
Georgia: Sex & the EU
Social Science in the Caucasus examines the results of a 2008 survey aimed at comparing Georgian social attitudes to those in the EU. The survey, for example, found that 80 percent of Georgians with no family members in EU member states were against the idea of a woman having sex...
Ukraine: Trip to Bakhchisaray, Crimea
The Kalpak writes about his trip to Bakhchisaray – “the hub of Crimean Tatar culture.”
Jamaica, Haiti: Insensitive Treatment?
“The Haitians are clearly hurt and humiliated” over the treatment of its youth football team, writes Active Voice, some of members of which were found to be suffering from malaria.
USA: Journalists, Lawyers Forced to Handover Data At Airports
Several American journalists and lawyers who work abroad regularly, have their laptops, flash drives, notebooks and business cards copied by immigration authorities at airports, according to the ACLU. Amy Goodman shares the story of journalist Brandon Jourdan, who says it's happened to him seven times.
Nepal: More On Bryan Adams
Pradeep Kumar Singh describes how international rock star Bryan Adams kept Nepal captivated for a few days.
Pakistan: Save The Railway Before Its Too Late
Ahmed Jamal Pirzada at All Things Pakistan opines that the way to save the troubled Pakistan railway by giving up its monopoly and opening up tracks to the private sector.
Azerbaijan: From Carpets to Socks
Azerbaijani carpets were last year inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They also often attract the attention of bloggers.
Puerto Rico: A Travelling Girl
Kanchita, a seven-year old girl from Puerto Rico, has started a blog [es] in which she is recording her thoughts during her wonderful travels through South America. Kanchita is also posting her photos. Yes, her parents are helping her out!
Serbia: Modern Architecture
Block 23 in New Belgrade and other examples of modern Serbian architecture – at Nothing Against Serbia.
Jamaica: Malaria Cases
YardFlex.com reports that the Ministry of Health has identified three imported cases of malaria.
Russia: Yakutia's Drinking Water; World's Deepest Ice Shaft
Among many other things, Bolot of AskYakutia.com writes about “the world’s deepest shaft in the permafrost zone” and about drinking water in Yakutsk.
Russia: Photos From Coal Miners’ Towns in Perm Region
Alexander Belenkiy (LJ user macos) posts photos (RUS) taken in the neglected – but not yet fully deserted – coal miners’ towns in Perm region, where the first mine appeared in 1797 and the last one closed in 2000: “All this resembles today's Abkhazia or wartime Grozny.”
Bolivia: 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit La Paz
In Citizen of La Paz [es], Luis Ramos lists 10 reasons why you should visit La Paz, Bolivia, including: its nightlife, its surroundings, El Alto, Lake Titicaca, and more.
Philippines: Hot air balloon fiesta
Ginger of ManilaReviews writes about the 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga.
Trinidad & Tobago: Road Deaths
“Trinidad is head and a lot of people are dead because of it”: B.C. Pires explains.
Bahamas: Is Cuba Next?
“I would love to see a non-violent uprising for human rights…sparked by blog writers and fed and sustained till victory by the power of the internet. As we have seen it is entirely possible”: Womanish Words would like to see Cuba follow in Egypt's footsteps.