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· February, 2014

Stories about Travel from February, 2014

“A Trip He Will Not Forget”: Russian Man Flies to Tajikistan By Mistake

A young man did not check his ticket before departure and arrived in Tajikistan's Kurgan-Tyube instead of Russia's Kurgan.

Kazakhstan's Charyn Canyon

Sergei Terekti presents [ru] a photo essay about his recent trip to Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan's own smaller version of the Grand Canyon in the United States: The main canyon is about...

Saving Primate Lemurs

A group of researchers from Madagascar, Canada, UK and USA published a detailed report in Science that alerts on the possible extinctions of 90% of the known lemurs of Madagascar following the...

Savory Momos, Sweet Sel Roti and 5 Other Delicious Nepali Delicacies

Not sure what's for dinner tonight? For a taste of Nepal, why not try some gundruk soup made of fermented leafy vegetables or chatamari, known as Nepali pizza?

The Venezuela I'll Always Remember

Peruvian Gabriela Garcia Calderón remembers the Venezuela of the 1990s, a very different country from the one appearing in the news headlines of late.

First Open Heart Surgery in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

The health international network La Chaîne de l’Espoir (The Link of Hope) reports that 7 Congolese children in critical conditions benefited from open heart surgeries [fr] on February 14 in...

Malagasy React to SI Swimming Suit Issue and Model's Take on Madagascar

The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimming Suit Issue was shot on Nosy Iranja (Iranja Island), Madagascar: Nosy Iranja is known as the Turtle island for the Hawksbill Turtles came to shore...

Hong Kong Protesters Target Shopping Mainland Chinese Tourists

Though the huge number of tourists has contributed to economic growth, it has generated a number of social problems.

PHOTOS: A Dizzying View From the Top of Shanghai Tower

Take a look at photos taken by Russian climbing team Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov from the top of what will soon be the second tallest building in the world.

Tourists Killed in Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt

A bomb blast ripped through a bus carrying 30 tourists in Sinai, Egypt, today, killing at least two South Korean tourists and the Egyptian bus driver.

A Love Letter to Quito

The first time Juan Arellano visited Quito was quite by chance. After a fourth visit he realises he can't deny it: he's head-over-heels in love with Ecuador's capital.

A Visitor Describes How it Feels to be Mugged by Bulgarian Police

Political scientist and blogger Anastas Vangeli used social networks to describe his experience of extortion by Bulgarian policemen on his way from Macedonia to Poland.

GV Face: This Valentine's Day, Love and Courtship Across Borders

Happy Valentine's Day! This February 14 we bring you GV's very own love story told by the beatiful couple Sylwia Presley and Dan Braghis.

PHOTOS: Saigon in the Past 50 Years

The Saigoneer features several photos published by the French Consulate in Saigon, Vietnam that highlight the changes that took place in the city between 1955 and 2005. Slideshow: How Saigon,...

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

“Dreamlike Kyrgyzstan” As Seen by a Photographer

Kloop.kg presents [ru] a collection of photos from “dreamlike Kyrgyzstan” by Russian photographer Danil Korzhonov.

Guyana, U.S.A.: Aviation Security Threat?

Two blogs are reporting that the US has issued a security alert to its citizens about an ‘unconfirmed threat’ to flights from Guyana. Netizens are also sharing the news via...

Discovering Malagasy Diverse Street Food

Malagasy cuisine is a mix of its many diverse influences from Asian, African and European migrants that have settled in the Island. It makes for a rich culinary experience, as...

Public Buses Return To Cambodia’s Capital

Phnom Penh is embarking on a one-month bus trial to convince motorbike-riding residents to use public buses. The last time buses were deployed in the capital was in 2001

The French Expatriate Perspective on France's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

The immigration debate is taking center stage in the public conversation of France. French citizens living abroad have a different perspective on the issue.

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