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· November, 2011

Stories about Travel from November, 2011

Barbados: Response to Crime Affecting Tourism?

Barbados Free Press questions the role of the local police “in what has become an all-too-familiar story of covering up crime against tourists.”

Vietnam: Questions on the ‘New Seven Wonders’ Contest

Tim of Come and Go Vietnam questions the credibility of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ contest. Vietnam's Halong Bay was included in the initial list of winners.

India: The Camel Fair Of Pushkar

Nisha J shares her experience of spending a day at the famous Camel Fair of Pushkar, a holy town of the Ajmer district in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Bhutan: The King Visits Japan

Dorji Wangchuk posts a photo essay on the recent state visit of the Bhutanese royal couple to Japan.

Jamaica: Miami Book Fair Meetup

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp meets some old literary friends at The Miami Book Fair International.

Ghana: Visual Artist Meets Nicest People on Earth

Christine M. Rose, an actor and visual artist from upstate New York, writes about her trip to a Ghanaian village: “They were literally the nicest people on earth…They literally fed,...

Mexico: Looking Beyond the Violent Portrait of Ciudad Juárez

Richard Boren in the blog Border Wars shows that there's a lot more to Ciudad Juárez than the violence portrayed in the media. “The city is becoming increasingly more isolated...

Chile: Citizens Fight to Save Valparaiso's Emblematic Elevators

Valparaíso’s 130-year-old elevators are teetering on the brink of extinction and locals are taking to the streets and social media to fight for them. The World Monuments Fund has named...

North Korea Opens its Door for Tourists, But Cellphones are Not Allowed

North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, opens its door a tiny crack for tourists to earn hard currency. But tourists are forbidden from bringing cellphone, sending an...

Kenya: The Maasai Flame

Learn about the Maasai flame from the Wandering Trader: “One of the unique aspects of visiting the Maasai in Kenya is they perform many of their rituals while you are...

Palestine: Freedom Riders Challenge Israeli Segregation

On November 15 a group of Palestinian activists were arrested while travelling on a bus carrying Israeli settlers. The activists called themselves the “Freedom Riders”, after the American civil rights...

Europe: A Song Criticizing Schengen Visa Procedure

At BlogActiv.eu, Kader Sevinc writes about “a creative way of criticizing the Schengen visa procedure” – Schengen Macht Frei, a song by Sarp Yeletaysi/Sarpinto, who writes this on SoundCloud: “[…]...

India: Jim Corbett Museum

As a part of the Club Mahindra Bloggers Trip, Anu Shankaran went to the Corbett National Park and the Jim Corbett Museum and posts a photo essay. Jim Corbett was...

Cuba: Papal Visit Challenges

Crossing the Barbed Wire suggests that the proposed Papal visit to Cuba next year “presents challenges for three essential actors of the current Cuba”; El Cafe Cubano, meanwhile, says: “I...

Bangladesh: Joining A Cycling Community

A. I. Sajib posts a photo essay on his experience during a cycling tour with a new cycling community in Bangladesh.

Nepal: Why Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport Is Hated

Dinesh Wagle explains why Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport is one of the most hated airports in the world.

Sri Lanka: Preserving The Covered Bridge in Badulla

Uditha Wijesena posts a photo essay on the covered bridge at the Bogoda Temple in Badulla and reports that support is required to preserve this unique attraction.

Lebanon: Jeita Grotto… To Vote or Not to Vote

Will the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon be named as one of the New7Wonders of Nature today? Layal Al Khatib sums up the discussion between Lebanese netizens in favour and against...

Cuba: On the Pope's Potential Visit

On hearing news that the Pope may visit Cuba next year, diaspora blogger babalu says: “If the Pope does indeed visit Cuba and the Castro regime is still in power,...

Cuba: Segregation Sail

Reinaldo Escobar and his wife Yoani Sanchez get kicked off a yacht tour reserved for tourists; he recounts the experience here.

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