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· March, 2012

Stories about Travel from March, 2012

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

The Cuba the Pope Leaves Behind

Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba has come to an end, a visit bookended by the Castro brothers: President Raul Castro greeting the pontiff at the airport and Fidel Castro...

26 March 2012

Cuba: Pope Arrives Today; What Will His Visit Bring?

Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive today in Cuba, even as bloggers chronicle the “wave of arrests and threats” preceding the papal visit. But top of mind for most...

25 March 2012

Thailand: Unique Taxi Decorations in Bangkok

Created four years ago, the blog Still Life in Moving Vehicles has been featuring a variety of interesting photos of Bangkok taxi cab decorations. Dale Konstanz, who started compiling the...

Cambodia’ Bamboo Trains

24 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Activity in the Caribbean blogosphere this week has been predominantly coming from Cuba and its diaspora, as the country prepares for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI amidst frustration about...

23 March 2012

Spain: Documentary in Production on the Healing Power of Flamenco

Armenia: Opinion divided on Eurovision withdrawal

Cuba: Bloggers Continue to Speak Out about Papal Visit

Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to Cuba will be the first from the head of the Catholic church in more than a decade. As the pontiff's arrival draws ever closer,...

20 March 2012

Colombia: Interactive llustrated Tour of Medellin

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a post-earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage...

19 March 2012

Brazil: Cyclist's Death in São Paulo Sparks Protests and Debate

On the morning of March 2, 33-year-old Juliana Dias was killed by a bus while riding her bicycle on her way to work along São Paulo's main street, Avenida Paulista....

Cuba: Bloggers Uncomfortable as Pope's Visit Looms

As Pope Benedict XVI's controversial visit to Cuba draws closer, online discussion is heating up. Bloggers are upset over what they perceive as a partnership between communism and Catholicism, especially...

Philippines: Electric Jeepneys

17 March 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Respond to Archbishop's Action

Bloggers are reaching boiling point over the political/religious acts of repression that have been taking place in Cuba - and the Pope hasn't even arrived yet. The latest controversy involves...

Barbados: Could Bus Accident have been Prevented?