Stories about Travel from April, 2012
China: A Hiker's Guide to Xinjiang
Josh from Xinjiang – Far West China blogs about his hiking experience in Xinjiang. He also gives very useful tips for hikers.
Taiwan: Travel with Art
Blogger and artists Lovingpure(黃愛淳) uses contemporary paintings about Taiwan from distinguished painters to create this video as the ultimate travel guide for foreign tourists.
Estonia: Places to Eat Out in Tallinn
Nami-Nami recommends places to eat out in Tallinn in Spring 2012.
Video: Mothers Around the World Share Their Different Experiences
In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women in Nigeria, Kenya, Afghanistan, USA, Colombia, Hungary, China and Norway.
Kazakhstan: Borat credited with tourism increase
RFE/RL's Transmission blog says that despite once protesting how ‘Borat’ depicted the country, Kazakhstan is now crediting the 2006 film with increasing ten-fold the number of tourists visiting the country.
Costa Rica: Climbing up Chirripó, the Country's Tallest Peak
The tallest peak in Costa Rica is the Chirripó, at 3820 meters (12,533 feet) above sea level. Throughout the years, it has drawn many locals and foreigners to climb up to the summit: these next few videos bring us two very different experiences. One of the first expeditions back in 1960, and a modern day hike to the top.
Singapore: Train Breakdowns Becoming Part of Life
Once a symbol of pride and development, Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit trains now come with a warning: ride at your own risk. Four breakdowns and assorted delays over the past week have left many commuters stranded, late for work and exams. Netizens express this disappointment online
Thailand: Free Apps for Tourists
Thailand's tourism authority has launched a website where visitors can download apps for a wide range of smartphones to help them plan their stay in the country
Tracking the Location of Singaporeans in the World
Where Are We SG is a website which maps the location of Singaporeans around the world.
Internet Campaigns Invite Tourists to Visit Latin America
There are many web pages and blogs used to promote tourism in Latin America. We provide links to some of these pages here, and share a conversation with Global Voices author Jorge Gobbi, who is a specialist blogger on the subject of tourism.
Chile: Short Film on Kayaking ‘Shows Chile at its Best’
“Breathless in Chile” is a short film that has been submitted to the 2012 Kayak Session Best Short Film of the Year Awards. Blogger Robert L. Funk says that the film “shows Chile at its best.” You can watch the five-minute film on Vimeo.
Russia: Astrakhan Becomes Opposition's New Rallying Cause
Astrakhan mayoral candidate Oleg Shein's cause is becoming the biggest rallying point for an anti-Kremlin opposition that has spent the last month struggling to rediscover its direction. Today, a hunger strike by Shein and several of his supporters is entering its fourth week, with rumors flying that participants' lives are in danger.
Vietnam: Videos About Hanoi
Travelfish recommends several YouTube videos about Hanoi, Vietnam. The list includes videos about Hanoi tourism, music, and food
Ghana: Tourism Sector Urged to Speak Against Violence
MadinGhana urges Ghanaian tourism sector to speak out against election violence. Ghanaians will go to the polls this year: “It is time business leaders in the private sector speak out, especially those in the tourism/export services sector which would be one of the most devastated if election violence erupts.This sector...
Nigeria: Online Furore Over #DominionAir
Why would the advent of another brand name into the Nigerian aviation space generate so much public discourse? It happens that this is no usual airline: it is alleged to be owned by a Nigerian Evangelical “prosperity” minister, Bishop David Oyedepo.