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· July, 2011

Stories about Travel from July, 2011

Vietnam: TEDx Mekong

  31 July 2011

TEDx Mekong will take place on August 18 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This year's theme is “Entrepreneurship in Vietnam”

Lesotho: Discover Lesotho

  31 July 2011

Watch a video of Episode 4 of Discover Lesotho: “In this episode of Discover Lesotho Palesa takes us to the Liphofung Caves of Butha-Buthe guided by Mohau. This place is one of Lesotho’s smallest but most intriguing national heritage sites. You can learn about the San people that have stayed...

Chile: Mapuche Influence in Purén

  26 July 2011

In Don't Call Me Gringa Emily blogs about Purén, a town in the Araucanía Region, in an area “home to the country’s main indigenous population, the Mapuche”. Emily writes about the Mapuche history and influence in this town, illustrating her post with pictures of her trip.

Azerbaijan: Fascinated by Georgia

Şüarımız GƏLƏCƏK! [AZ] travels to Georgia and becomes charmed by the beauty and “scent of democracy” the country offers in the region. The blogger notes that while his home country of Azerbaijan is considered to be the fastest growing economy in the South Caucasus it still lags behind from Georgia...

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Should Singapore Nationalize its Transport System?

  26 July 2011

The petition of Singapore’s private transport operators for a fare increase has sparked a debate on whether it's time to nationalize the country's transportation system. Bloggers react to the proposal to create a National Transport Corporation

Botswana: Ocean in the Desert

  25 July 2011

Read about Kelly's experiences of ocean in the desert in Botswana: “The Makgadikadi Pans are the largest salt pans in the world, located in the Kalahari Desert near the centre of Botswana. For Seretse Khama Day, I ventured out to the Pans for my first time and headed to Kubu...

Jamaica: Suspect Charged in BMW Murder

  22 July 2011

Active Voice is disappointed with the Jamaican media's lack of information about Patrick Powell in the wake of his being charged in the “X6″ murder; she provides an update on the case, here.

Georgia: Diversity in motion

Unable to visit each other's country because of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, Reader in Baku comments on meeting with Armenians on neutral ground in the Georgian capital and suggests others from both sides do the same.

Guatemalan Women Misrepresented by Guatemala's Tourism Board

  21 July 2011

“Please help me comprehend what’s wrong with our indigenous women that Guatemala’s Tourism Board hires light-skin ladinas and white women to represent our women? I need help understanding what’s wrong with the other 45% of the population? Don’t mestizos, ladinos, blacks and whites fit the ‘Guatemalan profile'?” asks Rudy Girón...

Jamaica: BMW Owner Charged

  21 July 2011

Active Voice reports that the man who owns the BMW involved in a teen's killing has finally been charged by police, adding: “This case will go down in history as the one that completely exposed the fecklessness of Jamaican media.”

Nepal: Riding Bicycle To Prove A Point

  21 July 2011

Dr. Divas has started to ride a bicycle and he wants to prove a point to the people of Kathmandu that regardless of social status you can ride a bicycle and still be a respectable citizen of the country.

Pakistan: Motorbiking From San Francisco to Lahore

  21 July 2011

Sonya Rehman writes about the journey of 24-year old Moin Khan, who has embarked on a motorbike tour from San Francisco to Lahore. Moin will be updating his Facebook page and Twitter account regularly to share his travel experiences.

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