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· February, 2012

Stories about Travel from February, 2012

Slovakia: Chuck Norris Bridge

In the situation when the U.S. action film star Chuck Norris leads in the public vote for the name of the bridge across the Morava River into Austria [en], blogger...

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

Lebanon: Questions to Expats

Lebanese blogger Liliane asked Lebanese expatriates some questions about their stories of how and why they left their country. Check the questions at her post and the answers in the...

Cuba: Bejerano Against Corruption

“Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago…[have] a female version in Cuba”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about the country's “Iron Lady”.

Sierra Leone: Postcards From Freetown: Then and Now

Babak uses old postcards from Freetown, Sierra Leone to compare what was then to what is now: “The series of “Once Salone: Freeown’s then and now” is a photography project...

Morocco: “Stop French Made TGV Rail Project”

StopTGV.com is a web campaign launched by a number of Moroccan NGOs. It calls for the cancellation of the controversial French-made Tangier-Casablanca TGV rail link due to start operating by...

Southeast Asia’s Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Tuktuk, Beca, Kuliglig, Trishaw, Pedicab, Becak, Tricycle. These are the famous three-wheeled vehicles in the Southeast Asian region. They can be seen in the streets of urban centers but governments...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Fun!

Afrobella wishes everyone a fun Carnival!

Sri Lanka: Promoting Reconciliation and Hope to Young People

Reconciliation is a much discussed buzzword across Sri Lanka. While there has been much talk about how to do it, a group called Sri Lanka Unites is actually doing something....

China: New Monetization Model for Sina Weibo

Jin Ge from China Bubble Watch introduces a new monetization model for Sina Weibo.

Costa Rica: Videos from the Past

A video by geographer Homer Dávila is making nostalgia grow on Facebook as people are reminded of the light traffic that used to be the norm between the capital city...

Video: Showcasing the Beautiful Landscapes of Chile and Patagonia

A moving short film by Gnarly Bay Productions follows a couple travelling through Chile and Patagonia, showing the beautiful landscapes found in this corner of South America.

Colombia: Through the Eyes of Expat Bloggers

Colombia's official travel website has called on some 30 foreigners to share their Colombian living and travel adventures to the world through blogging. The official site will launch on February...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Culture?

“What it has become and where it is going?”: The TnT River looks at the history – and the future – of Trinidad Carnival.

Cuba: Different Pope, Different People

Generation Y adds her perspective to the issue of the upcoming papal visit: “At the end of the nineties Karol Wojtyla lit up our hearts – including those of agnostics...

Macedonia: British MEP Tweets His Emergency Landing at Skopje Airport

A drama in the air over the Skopje airport received an immediate reflection via Twitter, after a successful emergency landing. Filip Stojanovski reports.

Hong Kong, China: Cross-border Self-drive Tour Instigates Fear and Anger

Tension between Hong Kong and mainland China has mushroomed in recent months. While small conflicts, such as a train scuffle, have ignited fury, the recent introduction of a cross-border self-drive...

South Korea: American Missionary Sue North Korea for Sexual Torture

Robert Park, a Korean-American missionary and human rights activist who went to North Korea on 2009, sued North Korea for sexual torture. Park crossed into the country in protest of North Korea's human rights...

Trinidad & Tobago: Seeing Siparia

MEP Publishers visits Siparia, a vibrant community that has had a fascinating part to play in the island's history.

Cuba: Bloggers Say Pope Should Postpone Trip

Cuban bloggers have been making their feelings known about the impending papal visit to Cuba, their main concern being that the Vatican is putting its stamp of approval on the...

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