Stories about Travel
Policing the pandemic: Australia’s technology response to COVID-19
Australian governments approached the use of digital technologies from an ideological perspective, heavily leaning on control and surveillance.
The European Union continues to stall visa liberalization for Kosovo
Kosovo is the only country in the Western Balkans whose citizens still need visa to travel to the Schengen area.
Peer under the sea of the Indonesian archipelago through this photo essay
Many of the creatures featured in this piece, as well as our coastal economies, are under threat as the climate crisis warms ocean waters and threatens coastal ecosystems
Macau: The world’s gambling hub tumbles over China’s anti-corruption campaign and zero-COVID policy
China has tightened supervision over Macau's gaming sector to curb cash outflow and money laundering.
Popular Chittagong University shuttle train gets a colorful graffiti makeover
A young artist from Germany has completely transformed the shuttle trains of Chittagong University into a moving work of art cheering up the students and locals.
How this Tunisian island brings Muslims and Jews together
“Djerba remains a melting pot of civilizations and a land of peace and tolerance for all, from which emanates a message of love and peace.”
Mushroom trekking in the Himalayas
A three-week eco-tourism trek to Everest Base Camp by a group of Nepali and American mycologists identified over 150 species of mushroom in the Himalayas.
Jamaica announces its first case of monkeypox
The country has learned a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic — but could people be getting more complacent about the risks of infectious disease?
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: Granny's forgotten dishes in the village of Antimovo
Local cuisine in a Bulgarian village near Danube river blends Vlahian and Bulgarian traditions, providing attractions for domestic tourists as well as those coming from neighboring Romania and Serbia.
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: Grandma's unforgettable tarhana
Eastern influences are evident in the cuisine of South East Bulgaria, near the borders of Turkey and Greece. Temenuzhka Mateva promotes tarhana pastry based on recreated recipe of her grandma.
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: wild herbs
Three women from different corners of Bulgaria have something in common: they believe their vocation is to preserve the local heritage of culinary traditions as part of a collective identity.
Yugoslav monuments: Forgotten places of resistance and memory
Before the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia broke up, there were countless sites erected to honor the victims of the Second World War. These monuments are largely in disrepair now.
Nepal’s journey to electric public transport
The three buses out of a fleet of 40 battery-powered buses imported by the Sajha Yatayat cooperative public transport service from China have arrived in Nepal and will start operation.
Hong Kong remains isolated despite lifting region-based air travel ban
Despite the Hong Kong government's attempt to loosen the air travel ban on April 1, airlines continue to avoid flying to and through the city.
Citizens push back on Palau’s plan to open marine sanctuary to commercial fishing and exploration
"...We believe there is a multitude of unexplored alternatives resulting in sustainable revenues that return social and environmental gains."
‘Seh Yu Sorry!’ Royal visit to Jamaica sparks protests and calls for slavery reparations
"[Queen Elizabeth II] has done nothing to redress the suffering that took place during her reign [and] the entire period of British trafficking of Africans, enslavement, indentureship and colonialization."
Bangkok or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon: What's the correct name of Thailand’s capital?
"The authorities need to understand that the capital is more than words and spelling...If the authorities decide to change it, they should consult people first and ask before making decisions."
Turkey is cautious in Ukraine-Russia war
Ukraine called on Turkey to close its straits to Russian warships, as Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
From the Nyayo car to the Opibus, Kenya’s motor innovation and manufacturing history
Cars are often seen as the ultimate symbol of a nation's industrial development. Opibus is the latest in a long line of homegrown automobile manufacturers in Kenya.
Nigerian citizen is prevented from entering Mozambique, reigniting debate on mobility in Africa
The debate did not go unnoticed by several Mozambicans, who condemned the immigration authorities' actions, showing solidarity with the traveler.
Passengers stranded at Istanbul Airport stage a protest
Videos of passengers demanding accommodation made rounds on Twitter after thousands of travellers were stranded at the new Istanbul airport as a result of bad weather conditions and cancelled flights.