Stories about Travel from May, 2014
Cuesta de Miranda, Argentina
Laura Schneider shares [es] on Viajes y Relatos her visit to Cuesta de Miranda [Miranda Slope; es] in La Rioja, province of Argentina. The word “slope” already makes me think of cliffs and corniches, so without a doubt I tried the road. The worst case scenario was me coming back....
What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?
Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.
Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?
Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?
Montevideo Debuts on the Marathon Circuit
With nearly 2,000 athletes participating the first marathon organized in the Uruguayan capital was held on Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Eleven Places to Visit in Argentina
Laura Schneider posts [es] on Viajes y Relatos the 11 places she considers as highly recommendable to visit in Argentina. Out of the 11, we copy this one as a sample: Ushuaia and Toulhin: And now that we are in Patagonia, we can't left aside the most Southern city in...
VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive
Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.
Commuters Don't Love Mozambique's Haphazard ‘My Love’ Trucks
Demand is growing for transport in Maputo, but the local government can't keep up. Enter the so-called "My Love" trucks, open-air vehicles in which passengers travel shoulder to shoulder.
Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European
On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.
Hong Kong: On Urinating on the Street
To engage with the social debate triggered by a toddler's wee and poo, Evan Fowler urinated in a public street and explored the meaning of civilization in his writing at the House News.
Saint Lucians Defend Country's Image After Hotelier's Murder
After a rich businessman is murdered in St. Lucia, netizens discuss the impact his killing might have on the international perception of the island and by extension, its tourism industry.
It's Not Easy Being Black in Cuba
The worst news for black and mixed-race Cubans is that there are no independent legal institutions that protect them in the face of government neglect. Iván's File Cabinet reports that non-whites are still marginalized in Cuba.
Vietnam: Aerial Footage of Saigon
The beauty of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam was captured by a drone camera. Below is the video uploaded on YouTube:
Bocas Literary Festival Showcases Caribbean Literature
The 2014 NGC Bocas LitFest in Trinidad and Tobago has closed to rave reviews on social media about the "great things" the event is doing to promote Caribbean literature.
Anger Over Toddler's Public Wee in Hong Kong Runs Deeper Than ‘Good’ Manners
The incident underscored rising tensions between Hong Kong and China. Resentment among Hong Kongers over what they perceive as mainland tourists encroaching on their space is growing.