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· October, 2011

Stories about Travel from October, 2011

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Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

  29 October 2011

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 signing of the unpopular GCC deal, which Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been putting off for months. Noon Arabia has more.

Photos: North Korean Theme Park

  24 October 2011

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

  22 October 2011

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 his Google+ page. Although likely a foreign resident of the oil-rich country, the photo has initiated an interesting discussion as...

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Indonesia: Yogyakarta Royal Wedding

  19 October 2011

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 the entire world to see.

Cuba: Immigration Policy

  19 October 2011

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 impede the free flow of people, whether to travel or to emigrate, have turned what would normally be one more...

Bangladesh: Tata Nano Launch Deferred

  18 October 2011

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 in Bangladesh after tax.

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

  17 October 2011

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 Jawaid, the daughter of the Pakistani captain of the ship is trying her best via blog and Facebook to raise...

Japan: Campaign to increase inbound tourism

  16 October 2011

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 by leveraging social media to attract tourists to Japan.

China: Knockoff World Architecture

  12 October 2011

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

  9 October 2011

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 visas available online as well as at the airport will be a good way to promote tourism, ease travel, and...

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