Stories about Travel from December, 2011
India: Some More Travel Tales in Images
Freelance travel writer and photographer Arun sums up his India travels in 2011, through a series of images.
Pakistan: Images from the Manghopir Shrine
Blogger Karachi Walla shares some images from a visit to the Manghopir Shrine – one of the oldest Sufi shrines located in the suburbs of Gadap town, to the North-West of Karachi.
Bangladesh:Hot Air Balloon Show in Dhaka
On 28th December, a hot air balloon show was held in Dhaka. In this context, photojournalist Monirul Alam discussed the history of hot air balloons.
Colombia: Salsa Song Criticizes Bus Rapid Transport System
A salsa song and video documents the suffering that travelling in the Transmilenio public transportation system of Bogota represents for its users.
Barbados: too many cars
Barbados Underground asks: how can the island solve its perennial traffic problem? “Barbados is 166 square miles and at some point commonsense will have to take root. The number of vehicles on our roads cannot be allowed to go unregulated for much longer.”
India: A Blogger's Travel Tales – via Images
Charukesi looks back on 2011 and shares stories of her travels – through some vibrant photographs.
India: A Photo Journey to Hatu Temple in Himachal Pradesh
Photo Journey captures the Hatu Temple, situated in Himachal Pradesh, India, in all its glory.
Singapore: Train Disruptions Spark Debate
Train disruptions marred the operations of Singapore's Mass Rapid Transport this month which inconvenienced thousands of passengers and generated a heated discussion about the quality and efficiency of the country’s transportation system.
Singapore's Transport Problems
Molly Meek writes about the frustration of many Singaporeans with the country's inefficient transportation system
Palestine: Planning a Virtual Funeral
It is extremely difficult for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to visit Israel, and for political reasons it is impossible for most other Arabs to do so. At the same time, Palestinian citizens of Israel are unable to travel to much of the Arab world, because they have Israeli passports. Rasha Hilwi has been reflecting on how these restrictions on movement will affect her – after she dies.
Bangladesh: A Crowd-Sourced Travel Photography Project
Anil introduces us to Positive Light, Bangladesh's first crowd-sourced photography project.
Africa: Awesome Africa
Awesoma Africa is a travel series aimed at people who want to travel into Africa but do not know how to take the first step.
Cambodia: How to Cook in a Bamboo Tube
Dorothy blogs about a unique cooking practice using bamboo tubes in Bunong village of Mondulkiri province in Cambodia. This was also common in Laos
El Salvador: Visiting El Calvario Church
Fernando Marroquin [es] posts pictures of El Calvario church in downtown San Salvador. He blogs about the church's history and encourages his readers to get acquainted with San Salvador's historic downtown.
Kenya: Nigerian Blogger's Impression of Nairobi
Nigerian blogger, Nwachukwu, blogs about his visit to Nairobi: “Oyi ooo! Nairobi welcomed me with a chilly breeze. I have never felt this cold before, to think that this is Africa…These guys are more adapted to the British – our common colonial masters. Most people bear their Christian ‘English’ names....
Southeast Asia: Crocodiles in the News
A giant crocodile in the southern Philippines and crocodiles in the flooded waters of Thailand and Cambodia were among the top news topics in Southeast Asia in the last quarter of the year. Here are some crocodile sightings and online reports.
South Asia: Challenges to Railway Connections Between South Asian Countries
Chandan Sapkota from Kathmandu analyses the obstacles hampering the implementations of railways connection between neighboring South Asian countries.
Mozambique: Epic, tweeted land journeys from up north
Járcia Muando (@JarciaMuando), a young communications professional, is currently tweeting her long land journey by bus, minibus and truck from Niassa province to Zambezia province in northern Mozambique. On November 1, journalist Hélder Shirangano (@Shirangano) tweeted his train journey between Nampula and Niassa provinces.
Malaysia: Airport Tax Increase
There is opposition to the increase in airport taxes collected from tavellers in Malaysian airports.
Trinidad & Tobago: The CARICOM-Cuba Summit
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports on the arrival of Cuban President Raul Castro, while KILKAYTAY comments on “the hurricane in the snocone cup over the shifted location of the 2011 CARICOM-Cuba Summit”.
North Korean Restaurant in Cambodia
The Travel Fish blog introduced North Korean restaurants in Phnom Penh that offer a glimpse into the hermit kingdom's cuisine and music. Most of North Korean oversees restaurants were set up to acquire foreign currency for the regime.