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· June, 2014

Stories about Travel from June, 2014

Puerto Deseado, a Coastal Paradise

  30 June 2014

On her blog Viajes y Relatos, Laura Schneider shares her experience visiting Puerto Deseado, in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. On the six-day photo-safari, she photographed the beautiful city and places nearby: Yendo por la ruta 3, luego de pasar Comodoro Rivadavia y Caleta Olivia a 300 km, nace una...

The Splendour of Puerto Madryn

  30 June 2014

Wenceslao Bottaro shares on his blog the trip he made to the south of Puerto Madryn, in the province of Chubut, Argentina. This time, he visited Punta Este, Punta Loma and Cerro Avanzado, among other tourist attractions. Este es un paseo para descubrir la zona sur de Puerto Madryn, es...

Srinagar-Leh Highway: An Adventurous Road Trip

  28 June 2014

The 434-kilometer-long Srinagar-Leh Highway is a spectacular and often scary highway in the Kashmir Valley. This road, which is open for traffic from June to November, is generally muddy, gravely and non-existent at best. The Zoji La mountain pass at 3,528 meters is particularly dangerous with only enough clearance for...

Tajikistan's GBAO Region – an Incredible Place

In the last few weeks Global Voices has published and republished several articles about the unlawful arrest of our community member Alexander Sodiqov. Those pieces are here, here, here and here. But the Pamir region (known administratively as Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, or GBAO) where Alex was conducting academic research is not...

Quinchao Mapuche Community and the Covunco Stream Pool

  15 June 2014

Argentinian journalist and travel blogger Wenceslao Bottaro describes [es] the experiences during his trip to Neuquén Province, department of Zapala, specifically the Qinchao township [es], home of the namesake Mapuche community. He notes that the tourist attraction in Zapala appear in any guide nor travel agency. That's why he traces...

Beautiful Landscape in Talampaya

  11 June 2014

Laura Schneider tells on her blog [es] Viajes y relatos [Travels and tales] her visit to al Talampaya National Park, located in La Rioja Province, Argentina. On her post, her words and pictured are a testimoniy of this charming place: El Parque Nacional Talampaya, uno de los tantos lugares que...

Dubai and Arab Culture From a Latin American Perspective

  8 June 2014

He is a college professor of Colombian origins who is fascinated by Arab culture. Marcelino Torrecilla's purpose is to “describe sociocultural experiences in United Arab Emirates and their relevance with Colombia”. Narrating his own stories in Dubai, he explains why this capital is an open door city [es]: En el...

The three Most Important Posts on #RedViajAR This Week

  8 June 2014

On this post [es] of Argentinian blogger network Red Viajar [es], Laura Schneider presents the featured posts of the week. Among the recommended ones, there is one about La Salada, Argentina most important fair: La Salada es una feria inmensa, una de las más grandes de América Latina, que queda...

Launching of Book “A Curious Traveler”

  8 June 2014

On her blog [es], Laura Schneider invites us [es] to the launching of the book “Un viajero curioso” [A curious traveler], the first book about travels and stories from around the world by photographer and writer Esteban Mazzoncini. On her post, Laura shares a review of the author: Desde 1993...

Farewell Hindustan Ambassador

  3 June 2014

Hindustan Motors has recently suspended production of India's iconic Hindustan Ambassador car which was first rolled out in 1958. Soumyadip Choudhury at Cutting The Chai posts a tribute to the classic car creating an unofficial (and animated) Google doodle. The car still remains popular with taxi drivers, some politicians and...

Campaigning for Safe Sidewalks in Jakarta

  2 June 2014

Olga Amato and Divya Pridhnani explain the goals of Safe Steps, a campaign for a ‘walkable Jakarta’ in Indonesia: One of the main goals of Safe Steps is to make people understand that beside the health benefits people can derive from walking, better sidewalks can also result in a reduction...

San Rafael del Norte and Sandino

  2 June 2014

Jorge Mejía blogs [es] on Mejíaperalta about how Nicarguan government shows no interest for revolutionary leader Augusto César Sandino's historic assets in the town of San Rafael del Norte: Pero mientras las usurpadores de los bienes históricos de los distintos museos de Sandino y del FSLN en general conmemoraban otro...

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