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· February, 2007

Stories about Travel from February, 2007

India: Dealing with Delhi

Feringhee on dealing with Delhi. “I don't see why people grouse so much about Delhi, but then, I have never had to live, commute and work here. As a stopover...

Taiwan: Flying Saucer Houses

Photographed by CantikFoto In Green Bay, Taipei County, there are some abandoned houses. Due to their appearance, they have been named ‘flying saucer houses’ by many people in that area....

Europe: Pre-Lent Celebrations

Wu Wei writes on Pancakes racing in Britain on Shrove Tuesday, Uzgavenes in Lithuania, Maslenitsa in Russia, and Kurentovanje in Slovenia. Nami-Nami shares a recipe of Estonian lenten buns.

Puerto Rico: Pondering corruption and passports

Gil the Jenius offers some points to ponder relating to government corruption and the new regulations requiring US citizens to have passports in order to travel: “Although Puerto Rico is...

Europe: Recycling

Wu Wei writes about rubbish recycling in the UK, Lithuania, Greece and Slovenia.

Serbia: Kosovo “Deadlock”

Balkan Baby writes on the Kosovo “deadlock.”

Albania: Observing the Election

Our Man in Tirana posts two more installments – here and here – on the experience of being an election observer in Albania.

Nigeria: Internet Exchange, Making Money, Abuja, Political Endorsement, And the Niger Delta

We begin this week's blog round-up with Timbaland‘s entry about Nigeria Internet Exchange. It so happens that I desire to create an Internet utopia in Nigeria. I have a dream...

Peek at Poland: Time to Make the Pączki

“Polish Doughnuts” by Polska*ポーランド*Poland For at least one moment in the dark days of winter, life is sweet in Poland. Marking the last Thursday before Lent, Tłusty czwartek (or, Fat...

Hindi Blogoshere: Going Places, Tag Epidemic & Indibloggies!

Sorry for the late update, I've been busy off late & then went to a weekend holiday, so wasn't able to do my fortnightly roundup of the Hindi Blogosphere. So...

Hong Kong: tiny Disney world

Onemanbandwidth visited Hong Kong's Disney world and explained why it did not affect the hotel occupancy rate: The Hong Kong Government, betting like they were in Macau, plowed millions of...

Iran:Inside Iran secret gay's world

A CBC documentary talks about Iranian gays. Nikahang says that documentary talks about some issues that we,Iranians, usually ignore them [Fa].

Russia: Sakhalin Photos and Interview

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert posts photos of winter in South Sakhalin – and gets interviewed by Siberian Light.

Russia: Reactions to LaRussophobe's Interview

Siberian Light‘s interview with La Russophobe turned out to be quite a hit: read the heated discussion in the comments section as well as a note from Andy on why...

Russia: New Registration Law

Sean's Russia Blog posts a transcript of the briefing by a high-ranking Russian migration service official: “As I’ve already indicated, the adoption and enforcement of the January 15 migration law...

Eastern Europe: Dubious Architecture

Copydude – and Vilhelm Konnander, in a comment – discuss the House of Soviets in Kaliningrad, Russia, the Resurrection Church in Kaunas, Lithuania, and Konstantinov’s Central Post Office in Skopje,...

Ukraine: Fashion

Olechko makes this observation on the way Ukrainian women dress: “Kyiv fashion may either scare to death or wildly inspire newcomers.”

Ukraine: Carpathian Photos

Olechko posts pictures from the beautiful Carpathian Mountains.

Haiti: Don't stop the carnaval security

Alice Backer has praise for the Haitian government's efforts to encourage Haitians living abroad to return to Carnival in Haiti this year, but asks: “why can't it secure the country...

Russia: Dissecting Thomas Friedman

In an email to a blogger friend, Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow explains beautifully what Thomas Friedman's Russia column is really about. La Russophobe guest-blogs at length on the same...

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