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· October, 2011

Stories about Travel from October, 2011

Venezuela: Discovering New Attractions in El Hatillo

Mirelis Morales Tovar in her blog Caracas Ciudad de la Furia [es] writes about the new attractions she discovered at El Hatillo, a “town” in Caracas.

Russia/India: Video of a Paraglider Pilot Attacked by an Eagle in Himalayas

11-minute headcam video [ru] of a story that could end up with a human casualty. Russian paraglider pilot making his first flight in Himalayas was attacked by three eagles, one...

South Asia: A Fundraising Drive Across Three Countries

Journeys To Democracy writes about a fundraising drive in VW Beetles across three countries in SouthAsia (Nepal/India/Pakistan) to help launch a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Nepal.

Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the...

Photos: North Korean Theme Park

The Visual News site introduced photos of North Korean theme park. Its recreational facilities are heavily rusted and the place is nearly deserted.

Armenia: An Azerbaijani car in Yerevan

Fresh from his recent journey through Turkey, Areg Harutyunyan posts a photograph of a Mercedes with an Azerbaijani number plate driving on the roads of Yerevan, the Armenian capital, on...

Nepal: Prime Ministers India Visit Draws Attention

Bhumika Ghimire summarizes Twitter reactions on the Nepali Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai's recent visit to India.

Nicaragua: Night life in Nueva Guinea

Ronald Hill blogs about Nicaragua's Caribbean coast in Sueños del Caribe (“Dreams from the Caribbean”). In his latest post [es] he describes night life in Nueva Guinea.

Indonesia: Yogyakarta Royal Wedding

The Yogyakarta sultanate in Indonesia is celebrating the Royal Wedding of Princess Bendara and Prince Yuda. The happy event was live streamed through microblogs and other social media platforms for...

Cuba: Immigration Policy

At Translating Cuba, Jeovany J. Vega blogs about the country's immigration policy, calling it “one of the most traumatic and thorny issues in Cuban society. The twisted mechanisms created to...

Bangladesh: Tata Nano Launch Deferred

Guru Mia reports that the Bangladesh launch of Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car, has been deferred because of high price. The $2,870 basic Indian car model would cost $7,900...

Zimbabwe: Deportations of Zimbabweans a Political Move

“Mwana washe muranda kumwe” is an old Zimbabwean saying which means that when one is a foreigners they are a nobody in the eyes of the host country and this...

Vietnam: Halal Restaurants

GoHalalPlanet is a website that provides information on Halal restaurants in Vietnam

Pakistan: A Daughter's Plea To Free Her Father From Pirates

On 26 November 2010 MV Albedo, a Malaysian commercial ship was hijacked by the Somali pirates and its 23 crews including 7 Pakistanis have been held hostage ever since. Nareman...

Sri Lanka: Vehicle Ownership Has Doubled In Eight Years

Indi.ca reports that “from 2002-2010, the Sri Lankan vehicle population has more than doubled”.

Nepal: Poor Traffic Safety Laws

Nepali Blogger points out that poor traffic safety laws were the cause of the recent accident of a passenger bus in Nepal which cost 41 lives.

Japan: Campaign to increase inbound tourism

In response to the ministry of tourism's plan to invite 10,000 foreigners to Japan, Danny Choo asks what your travel plans would be. The campaign's aim is to create buzz...

China: Portable Toilet Adapter

Shanghaiist puts forward a design idea of a light weight, portable, easy-to-clean toilet adapter targeting the China market.

China: Knockoff World Architecture

Annie Lee from China Hush translated a local feature story about a village along Yangtze River. The rich village has recreated some of the most famous architectures for tourist amusement.

Azerbaijan: Easy travel with e-visas

Aaron in Azerbaijan updates readers on a positive development in Azerbaijan ahead of next year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital, Baku. The blog says that making...

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