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· July, 2006

Stories about Travel from July, 2006

Hong Kong: goodbye Suzie Wong

  24 July 2006

The romance of Suzie Wong takes place in Hong Kong, an classic scence is in Star ferry pier, Central. Hong Kong government is now planning to demolish the pier. Diumanpark criticizes the government of such acts in his blog post: goodbye Suzie Wong (zh) and urges people to sign up...

Ukraine: Platskart Train Car

The Humble Observer describes a ride in a third-class Ukrainian train car, platskart: “I usually ride in second class, where the rooms have four bunks. But when there’s no tickets, I ride with the masses ride in Plat. It’s a wagon on the train with no separate rooms, just lined...

Pakistan: Astola Island

  21 July 2006

Adil writes about Astola Island in Pakistan. “Flying over Astola Island (Pakistan)‚ my first sight of the Island and the speed boat anchored in a bay far below quite took my breath. Pointing hull of the boat lay in pale blue shallows‚ riding on the swell. Even a hardened seaman...

Indonesia: Merapi Fan

  20 July 2006

Asri talks about her love for Mount Merapi. Merapi located in Central Java, Indonesia is one of the most active volcano on the planet. The bloggers shares night time pictures of the volcano.

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakh blogosphere in the last two weeks. The “Zhumbaktas” (“Enigma”) rock in Borovoe, a mountainous place with lakes between Astana and Kokshetau, is surrounded with legends. One of them is that a girl ended...

Romania: Targu Mures

Owlspotting writes about his native town: “[…] my hometown of Targu Mures (also called Targu-Mures, Tirgu Mures and more recently Tirgu-Mures; the latter is the spelling used by city officials).”

Cambodia: Respecting Local Culture

  20 July 2006

Pisey at Cambodia Blog is urging the readers to explore the North East of Cambodia. “I would recommend you to come here if you are looking for a fantastic place for your tour. There a lot of places to discover: numbers of waterfall not just one, lakes, spending time in...

Ukraine: Hutsul Wedding Video

Stefan of Dykun offers his readers a break from Ukrainian politics: an annotated video of a Hutsul wedding. “The wedding was that of a cousin of a friend, Anna. Much of Anna's heritage is Hutsul. Hutsuls and their descedents have lived in their part of the Carpathians for some 500-600...

Ukraine: Sheshory Folk Festival

The Humble Observer reports on a trip to a folk music festival in Sheshory, a small town in West Ukraine's Transcarpathians: “Imagine Pete Seiger learns Ukrainian and plays with an instrument that you crank (no kidding) and you have something like what I was at last weekend.”

Polish Blogosphere Update

Better late than never… That's what PolBlog hopes bloggers will think in response to its latest foray into blogging technology. Its new “Talk Back Attack” features an audio comment option to put “a voice to the text.” This is how PolBlog explains the new feature: Audio-commenting, as we call it,...

Ukraine: “Devushka Style”

Carpetblogger muses on fashion in the former Soviet Union, posts some pictures and dissects what she calls “Devushka Style“: “I will stick to my original word choice – “hyper-feminine” — to describe Devushka style. “Ho” is a cultural construct to which I will not subscribe. Women who don't cover their...

Ukraine: Eating Out in Kyiv

WuWei writes about eating out in Kyiv: “We had breakfast in the Kofe Haus cafe near the Opera, which was friendly though its pricing seemed odd. You could have a croissant, coffee and fresh orange juice as breakfast for 19 gryvnas or you could have fresh orange juice for the...

Singapore: India Travel Tips

  17 July 2006

Singapore's intrepid traveller gets the better of Indian custom officials on her recent visit to the country. The post has couple of tips for travellers going to India. “I was told by someone that in order to fend for myself as a woman, and as a foreign woman, in India,...

Thailand: Border Crossing

  13 July 2006

One of common question among backpackers who land up in Bangkok is how to get to Cambodia. Magnoy's Samsara posts a video on his blog depicting some of the places along the Thai-Cambodia border.

Brunei: Jalan Sultan

  11 July 2006

The blogger at bruneiresources blogs about a Sunday afternoon he spent at a newly renovated street in the Brunei's capital city. “The other product is our famous ‘sotong tutuk’ literally hammered squid. My first knowledge of sotong tutuk was many years ago in Pantai Muara. Whenever you go to the...

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