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· January, 2012

Stories about Travel from January, 2012

Puerto Rico: Waste of Money

  31 January 2012

Dondequiera says of a US $20 million ad campaign to promote tourism: “If we could only use 1/4 of that money to police and clean our beaches, maintain the bathrooms…. I just thought you'd like to know how your hard earned tax dollars were being spent. The whole thing just...

India: Tiny Travel Tales Contest

  29 January 2012

Clay, the travel and holiday blog of Club Mahindra, is organizing a short story contest on travel. The last date of submission of posts is February 5, 2012.

Djibouti: 2012 Djibouti Whale Shark Expedition

  26 January 2012

Seychelles Whale Sharks blogs about the the 2012 Djibouti whale shark expedition: “…Gareth has passed on the important statistics for the last week which yielded a further 369 encounters which makes the total of 1077 over the three weeks of expedition…Also, Gareth managed to deploy two satellite tags, one on...

South Sudan: This is Juba

  26 January 2012

Learn more about Juba, the capital of South Sudan from Jaja: “Day by day, Juba is growing immensely. There is lots of construction, stores and business coming up. The future of this city is bright, not sure about other cities in South Sudan. People are also extremely honest, well mainly...

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Video: One Year, One World and 52 Different Stories

  23 January 2012

Video journalist Maggie Padlewska will travel alone for one year, visiting a country each week for a total of 52 countries. During her journey she'll be recording, editing and producing videos of her interactions with communities, organizations and people under-represented by mass media and uploading them to the web.

Sri Lanka: A Fan Of Meter Taxi

  22 January 2012

The introduction of metered taxi in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has made the lives of many commuters easy. Sayanthan has already become a fan of these taxis.

Reviewing Malaysia's National Car Policy

  17 January 2012

Anil Netto lists the reasons why he thinks Malaysia's national car policy is a ‘big mistake.’ He mentioned that “the dependence on motor vehicles puts Malaysians at the mercy of higher oil prices.”

Ukraine: Borscht (and Other Food)

  14 January 2012

Semkee/Seeds writes about the Ukrainian borscht experience: “How to prepare your borscht is a serious topic and not to be taken lightly. No, it is not just a bowl of soup. It is borscht! Respect your borscht! It is a concept!” More Ukrainian food-related posts – at The Pickle Project...

India: Andaman & Nicober Island Jarawa Tribe Video

  13 January 2012

Mariel at South Asia Fair reports that the Indian government is investigating a recently surfaced video in which the women from the Jarawa tribe in Andaman & Nicober Island were forced to dance naked waist up in front of tourists.

Pakistan: Khutba On A Plane

  13 January 2012

The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan describes an incident where a Pakistani pilot delivered a khutba (mini sermon) for 10 minutes on a regular flight.

Philippines: Unvisited Corners

  12 January 2012

Two weeks after coming back from a journey to her motherland Philippines after travelling thirty cities, nine countries, and three continents, Justine Abigail posts about her travel adventures in 2011: “I don't think I've left any part of myself there, but rather I've found pieces of myself”.

Panama: Tropical Hummingbirds feeding

  12 January 2012

Jane Ellis publishes a video of hummingbirds at the feeder, shot at Pipeline Road in Gamboa town, Panama. She says: “For me, seeing birds like this on my doorstep is one of the major highlights of living in this tropical paradise.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Getting Tourism Right

  9 January 2012

“There is a St Vincent we love…and to our delight CNN, New York Times Travel and Travel and leisure have placed our island paradise on their top spots to visit in 2012″: But, says Abeni, “The ball is firmly in our court to create a favorable impression since we'd only...

D.R. of Congo: Writings From DRC

  9 January 2012

Throwing Down the Water: Writings from the DRC is a blog by Emily Cavan Lynch: “I am currently working in the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where internet and roads are both quite limited; please excuse any temporary disruptions in posting, or in responding to your comments,...

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