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· May, 2011

Stories about Travel from May, 2011

Bolivia: Do Massive Religious Images Promote Tourism?

Luis Ramos in Citizen of La Paz [es] writes about two projects in Bolivia to build “the largest religious statue in the world” and asks: “can religious images alone promote...

Thailand: Tourism woes

Khon Kaen advises the Tourism Authority of Thailand to learn from the aggressive tourism campaign of Laos to revitalize the country's tourism industry

Russia: Parking and Driving in Moscow

English Dad in Moscow writes about and posts photos of parking and driving in Moscow.

Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Dissident blogger and journalist Elnur Majidli, now living in France and facing arrest in Azerbaijan for his Facebook activity, has uploaded a screenshot of a status line apparently written last...

Uganda/Kenya: Anti Kenya Airways campaign bound to fail

Will anti Kenya Airways campaign on Facebook succeed?: “…a group of Uganda’s opposition activists has now resorted to creating a Facebook page ‘Boycott Kenya Airways 4 Violanting(sic) Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s...

Cuba: “El Yuma”‘s Visit

Bloggers have their say about Ted Henken's visit to Cuba.

Bhutan: Why The High Tourist Fee?

Bridge To Bhutan explains the reason behind Bhutan’s unique and long-standing system of requiring tourists to spend at least $200 a day.

Cuba: Feelings Toward “Foreigners”

Yenisel Rodriguez, blogging at Havana Times, tells of an incident of xenophobia that made him “recall stories of the discrimination that Haitians suffer in the Dominican Republic.”

Lebanon: Getting Typical Directions in Beirut

“Meet me by the church next to the mosque across from the nightclub in Downtown” is a typical direction that you may get in Beirut, according to This is Beirut.

Denmark: Controversial Law Re-Introduces Border Control

Danish nationalist right wing party, The Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti/DF), recently announced the re-introduction of controls at the country's borders with Germany and Sweden. The centre-right minority government in...

Ghana: Dos and Don'ts of Accra

This is Mac-Jordan D. Degadjor 10 Do’s & Don’ts of Accra, Ghana: “Are you coming to Ghana’s capital city of Accra for the first time? There are a lot of...

Russia, Macedonia: Victory Day Parade Impressions

Macedonian blogger VBB posted [mk] an exclusive photo report from his attendance of the 2011 Victory Day Parade in Moscow.

Brazil: World Tour to Research on Motivation, Talent and Enthusiasm

The brazilian couple Luah Galvão and Danilo Espanã started an expedition tour around the world in February to find out “what motivates and makes human beings enthusiastic”. On their blog,...

Barbados: REDjet and Regional Travel

“For decades our political leaders and intellectuals…have pontificated about the importance of freedom of movement to the success of the regional integration movement. However they have all failed to deliver...

Angola: The Way of Being of the Traditional Markets

Can the traditional markets of the world “[reflect] the living culture and [give] the sense of place better than any city tour ever could, in more depth than the destination’s...

Where the hell is Taiwan

Remember “Where the hell is Matt“? Wu Jian-heng(吳建衡), a young Taiwan backpacker who went on a journey to India-in the costume of deity Nezha, has a similar ambition. His sole wish is to...

Japan: Holiday in Fukushima

The author of Spike Japan decided to spend last week's national holidays in the Fukushima prefecture. In his latest post he chronicles his journey [en] to the tsunami hit area...

Laos: Mekong Tourism Forum

A new media boot camp will be held later this month a day before the Mekong Tourism Forum in Pakse, Champasak, Laos. The event will gather travel bloggers who are...

Lebanon: Road Trip to Jezzine

Lebanon-based Dutch blogger Sietske shares her experience (with photos) of her trip with her family to the southern town Jezzine, Lebanon, in this post.

Bahamas: Safer Prisoner Transport

“We should not have our lives or property put at risk to accommodate the prisoners”: Weblog Bahamas‘ Jerome Pinder thinks that “the current practice [of transporting prisioners] remains a dangerous...

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