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· July, 2014

Stories about Travel from July, 2014

“Very Difficult to Care about Madagascar”

  31 July 2014

Thomas Friedman recently traveled to Madagascar and posits that Americans need to pay more attention to the economic and ecological disaster that threatens the island. Some of his readers did not quite agree, like Deosinon in Philadelphia, who argues that Madagascar is too far removed from his needs : I...

Reasons to Take a Trip Once in a While

  29 July 2014

On her blog Historias de una mujer lobo (Stories of a female werewolf), Natalia Cartolini reflects on the reasons why a trip can be beneficial as, in her opinion, “the fact of visiting new places or meeting new people from another perspective is important at any moment. It doesn't matter...

Venezuela Suspends -and Brings Back- Flights to Netherlands Antilles

  26 July 2014

On Friday June 25, 2015, Venezuela government announced the suspension of all flights between Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Curazao, Bonaire, Saint Marteen and other islands). According to Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, the action would be a consequence of the detention of Venezuelan Army general Hugo Carvajal –former director...

Four Kosovars Walk to Brussels for Visa-free Travel Privileges

  20 July 2014

On July 17, 2014, four men from Kosovo completed a 78-day walk from eastern Kosovo to Brussels, Belgium. The goal of their trek was to incite EU officials to grant Kosovo visa-free travel throughout the EU, a privilege that has been available to all other Western Balkan countries for some...

The Splendour of the Cave of Lourdes

  14 July 2014

The Cave of Lourdes is an astonishing structure located in Puerto Deseado, province of Santa Cruz (Argentina). It's a majestic sanctuary in Cañadón de las Bandurrias, originated in Tellier spot that fows into Ría de Deseado. That's where Laura Schneider went this time. On her blog, she shares the experience...

What We Take With Us

  13 July 2014

From Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras, Madame Gumbeaux tells she will return to live in the United States in a few weeks, and lists what she will miss… and other things she won't: I will miss…. 1. the guy on the motorbike who rides through the ‘hood twice a day,...

Featured Posts on #RedViajAR This Week

  9 July 2014

Every week, Argentinian blogger network Red Viajar posts a review of the most important articles of the week. This time, among the recommendations is this post dedicated to Amatlan de Quetzalcoatl in Mexico: Amatlán de Quetzalcóatl es un pequeño pueblo que se encuentra en el municipio de Tepoztlán (Morelos) De...

Bermuda: Who's the Murderer?

  9 July 2014

Two Bermudian bloggers raise interesting questions about carnage on the nation's roads, even going so far as to call road fatalities “murder”.

Welcome to Che Guevara Home Museum

  6 July 2014

Alta Gracia [es] is located in the department Santa María, province of Córdoba, Argentina. It's listed as World Heritage Site and among its attactions we find the Che Guevara Home Museum [es]. From there, Argentinian blogger Laura Schneider [es] provides us a photo gallery of the museum. On her blog,...

Sexual Abuse of Children in Tourism in Southeast Asia

  1 July 2014

The Project Childhood Prevention Pillar, an initiative of the Australian government, has released a study about the prevalence of sexual abuse of children in the Southeast Asian region. It cited social factors such as “poverty and marginalisation, as well as lack of family support, education, opportunity, and protective factors” for...

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