Stories about Travel from June, 2006
Moldova: Monthly Salary Vs. Daily Spending in London
Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova notes how much money he spent in one day in London and compares it to the average monthly salary in Moldova.
Romania: Sibiu and Currency Exchange Scam
Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about Sibiu, his “least favourite place in Transylvania,” and a common currency exchange scam he got into while there.
Malaysia: Visiting Kuching
Wendy at My Food for Thots is visiting Kuching, the capital of Malaysia's Sarawak state and writes about her first day there.
Belize: Becoming Belizean
Karen, who's applying for Belizean residency, shares information about the residency requirements in her latest post.
Armenia: Garni & Geghard
Jeremy in Armenia writes about visits to Garni and Geghard, the former of which is a magnificent pre-Christian temple.
Czech Republic: Coins and “Pragocentrism”
Jesse of Bored in Brno writes about the Czech coins and some obvious “Pragocentrism” they reflect.
Nigeria: UK travel advisory
Just Thots by a Naijaman reports that Nigerian has issued it's first warning to Nigerians travelling to the UK ….”The Nigerian government says citizens must beware of “miscreants” who employ a “great variety of tricks” to dispossess people of their property.”
Vietnam: Street Food
Blogger Vietnamese God takes refuge in a Saigon street side eatery to escape the rain and ends up trying Grilled beef rolled in La Lot leaves.
Georgia: An Armenian in Tbilisi
Zarchka writes about Tbilisi and Georgia, remarking on the difficulties associated with trying to speak Russian there, noting the parks and scenery in the capital, and contrasting the country with Armenia.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Photoblogging Sarajevo
A restored building in Sarajevo – by Seesaw/Quod/Zdenka Seesaw (aka Quod, aka Zdenka) has been blogging about the Balkans for a year and a half at Balkan-Scissors. Here's how she came to photography: Born in Sarajevo, spent the war in Sarajevo, live in Sarajevo. Now retired. Bought Canon A75 in...
Russia: Vacation Destinations, Home & Abroad
Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the myth of the hordes of Russians vacationing abroad, and about Sochi, “the only opportunity to enjoy the “Riviera” for many Russian businessmen and officials who either do not have enough time to go abroad or cannot leave Russia, because they will be...
Japan: Motorbikes, scooters banned
When Rising Sun blogger GaijinBiker walked out onto the streets of Tokyo this morning, the first thing he noticed was the missing motorcycles and scooters, as described in his post ‘A law meant to be broken.’
Pakistan: All about Arrandu
People and breathtaking descriptions of Arrandu in Pakistan by Shirazi - “This village is located ‘on’ the Pakistan Afghanistan boarder. Dir-Chitral Road bifurcates near village Mir Khanni and a jeep able track along Kunar River leads to Arrandu through Domail Nisar and onwards into Afghanistan.”
Czech Republic: Museum of Communism
Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about his adventure in Prague – a visit to the Museum of Communism: “However, I do sense that the Czech Republic and Slovakia have moved on rapidly since 1989, unlike Moldova. Why have they moved on while Moldova has stayed behind?”
Albania: Notes on Driving
Traveller One of Stepping Stones shares her notes on the “Albanian Rules of the Road”: “Seatbelts. Only for babies. No wait. Albanian babies and children never wear seatbelts, so why should you, a full grown adult. In fact, why do manufacturer's even bother to put them in cars destined for...
East Timor: Back Underwater
The blogger at Timor-Leste's Underwater Wonderland is back diving after a month of chaos that disrupted day to day life and tourism.
Afghanistan: An American Soldier
AfghaniDan, a US soldier in Afghanistan, talks about his experience & daily life in this country. The blogger writes “the gardens in the governor's compound give you a good idea of how different life is for the power brokers in Afghanistan, much like anywhere else for that matter. People may...
Serbia: Wedding, Part 2
Meaghan of American For Hire posts part two of her report from a Serbian wedding: “That's right, we were there to buy the bride. While this was once a serious transaction, it's now done very much in the spirit of tradition and good fun. The negotiations were heated, with much...
Estonia: Linguistically Annoying
Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonians’ “most annoying habit”: to not let the well-meaning foreigners like him practice their Estonian – by speaking the foreigners’ native tongues in reply.
From the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United States of America
In July, Somongkol Teng will leave Cambodia for the United States to pursue a master's degree in Higher Education Administration. Under the US State Department's Fulbright grant Somongkol plans to earn his graduate degree from Boston College of Massachusetts. Formerly an undergraduate of Royal University of Phnom Penh, he later...
Varske of Wu Wei writes about Kyiv's hotels: “Kiev hotels are notorious for being expensive, whether good or bad. At least now there are some international chains trying to set standards for the locals. Yesterday I rang up a small hotel recommended by a work colleague, who like it so...