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· June, 2011

Stories about Travel from June, 2011

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Palestine: Two Boats Sabotaged as Flotilla Floats Onwards

30 June 2011

The Freedom Flotilla 2 to Gaza will be missing an Irish ship, it emerged today. The MV Saoirse has been reportedly sabotaged while at berth in the Turkish coastal town of Göcek and will now not be able to take part in the flotilla, aimed at breaking the Israeli blockade on Gaza and presenting humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

Trinidad & Tobago: Disorganised Tourism

30 June 2011

Lisa Allen-Agostini says that Trinidad tourism “is so poorly developed it’s a shame. I was horrified and embarrassed half the time at the paltry quality of our tourism product.”

Cuba: Train Accident Injures 79

29 June 2011

Babalu links to a story about a train crash that has injured nearly 80 people in Cuba, commenting: “The decaying infrastructure and transportation system in Cuba…continues to take a deadly toll on the Cuban people.”

Video: Love Story, Short Film, Cellphone

28 June 2011

The winner of the Nokia Shorts 2011 film competition, Splitscreen: A Love Story was shot using a mobile phone with HD capabilities. In it we follow two parallel lives through 3 different countries: USA, France and England until they finally meet.

Azerbaijan: Photojournalist detained, deported

28 June 2011

whatwaswritten, the blog of Global Voices author Leyla Najafli, translates a story from RFE's Azeri service reporting that Diana Markosyan, a photojournalist from Bloomberg, was detained at Baku airport earlier today. The American-Russian dual citizen of Armenian origin attempted to enter Azerbaijan without a visa as CIS citizens can. However,...

Cuba: Hunger Striker to Leave Island

27 June 2011

Uncommon Sense reports that hunger striker Jorge Cervantes Garcia has ended his protest and “will be allowed to leave Cuba once he has recovered from the physical effects of his protest.”

Bermuda: Position on Same-Sex Unions

27 June 2011

Politics.bm looks at “some interesting scenarios [that] could play out…[if] Bermuda Immigration faces the question of a non-Bermudian worker coming to the island with a same sex spouse.”

Korea: Blogger Touring Tense Border Area

22 June 2011

Maggie Downs from the GirlVentures blog shared her experience in touring tense border area between the South and North Korea. Downs visited the demilitarized zone, Camp Bonifas, Panmunjom and the joint security area.

Chile: ‘Riding the Ramal’, a Photo Essay

20 June 2011

Margaret Snook in Cachando Chile posts a photo essay of a the ‘Ramal’, a “rural branch-line train that runs 80 km (50 mi) from Talca to Constitución, from the foothills of the Andes to the shores of the Pacific.”

U.S.V.I.: The National Park on St. John

20 June 2011

A Nation or Nobody blogs about a report on National Parks, Tourism, and Local Development, written 30 years ago, which he feels “should be required reading for every student in the US Virgin Islands…it [also] has the power to speak to a much larger audience on issues of development, government...

Cuba: To Reach Havana

17 June 2011

“Havana is a sort of forbidden city for people from deep inside Cuba”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about Cubans who are unwelcome in their own capital city.

Pakistan: An Outsider's View

17 June 2011

Indonesian blogger Unspun recently attended Pakistan's first social media summit in Karachi and commented that Pakistan's greatest asset is its people.

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