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· August, 2014

Stories about Travel from August, 2014

Experience the “Hanoi Soundwalk” Interactive Audio Tour

The Soundwalk is an “interactive, geo-locative audio tour” where a user with a headphone and smartphone app equipped with GPS can hear sounds as he or she walks around the...

Does Venezuela's Smiling Tourism Cartoon ‘Cheverito’ Ignore the Country's Grim Realities?

In less than one week, 'Cheverito', the cartoon character created by the Ministry of Tourism to boost tourism in Venezuela, was the center of criticism, attack and debates.

Digital Reconstruction of Cambodia's Angkor Wat

The Smithsonian Channel has uploaded a video showing a digital reconstruction of Cambodia's Angkor Wat using 3D image technology. Angkor Wat (Temple City) is a popular tourism destination in Cambodia...

Watch How Conversations Between Strangers Help Bridge the Divide Between Indians and Pakistanis

The bad blood between India and Pakistan dates back to 1947, and the two countries' relationship remains strained today.

Take a Lyrical and Visual Trek Through the Back Streets of Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dennis Keen's beautifully written blogs have exposed English speakers to some inaccessible elements of Central Asian culture. So, why is he now waxing lyrical about Soviet-era manhole covers?

Not Human by Default: Humans of New York Takes on the Middle East

Responses to popular photo project Humans of New York's tour of the Middle East uncovers some unfortunate trends around perceptions of other cultures, writes Hiba Dlewati.

Safety Measures Against Ebola in Cuba

Thus far, no-one in Cuba has contracted the deadly Ebola virus and the government wants to keep it that way. Havana Times reports on “increased control measures to prevent the...

Derailed Train Exposed Inefficient Philippine Mass Transport System

Scores were injured when a train overshot its stop at a busy intersection in south Manila. The crash ignited an intense discussion about the weak and inefficient mass transportation system...

How Much Infuence do Travel Blogs Have?

GV contributor Laura Schneider posts on her blog a survey by travel bloggers to know how much influence do travel blogs have when traveling. You can participte and send your...

A Terrifying Experience at A Mumbai Train Station

Blogger Antarik Anwesan recalls an alarming experience at Goregaon train Station in Mumbai, India. A local train started from the platform without notice and the crowd hurried to get on...

How the Singapore-Malaysia ‘Toll Wars’ Are Hurting Workers and Commuters

The cost of crossing the Singapore-Johor Causeway suddenly went up by almost 400 percent after toll fees were raised by Malaysia and Singapore.

Overcrowded Passenger Ferry Sinks in Bangladesh; 2 Dead, More Than 100 Missing

The moment the ferry capsized was captured by an unknown person on a mobile phone from a nearby vessel. It was widely shared on Facebook and YouTube.

VIDEO: Development Master Plan for Brunei's Capital

This video shows the master plan to develop Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital city, into a “livable, uniquely Bruneian, riverfront city.”

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