· April, 2007

Stories about Travel from April, 2007

Ukraine: Kyiv Photos

  13 April 2007

Michael Forster Rothbart photographs one of the Kyiv neighborhoods to which evacuees from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were relocated two decades ago – and gets his camera bag with 41 items in it stolen. (There are many more photos and stories on the blog, including a few from the...

Romania: Old Cars

  13 April 2007

Romerican‘s dream of a Trabant has been replaced with something else: “There may not be a lot of nostalgia for old cars in Romania right now, but as more time passes the wounds get healed, average incomes rise, and the number of wealthy people grow.”

Bulgaria: A D-Type Visa Question

  13 April 2007

Petya is collecting answers to this “seemingly simple and straightforward question”: “Does one need a D-type visa when applying for a long-term Bulgarian residence permit?” Here's why: “Every person or institution we've asked has provided us with a different answer. So, I am thinking, we might as well come up...

Ukraine: Radiation

  13 April 2007

MoldovAnn tries to buy a dosimeter in Kyiv: “No wonder the general population long ago stopped actively worrying about radiation in their food – whether it’s there or not, you basically have no way of finding out.”

Ukraine: Corruption

  13 April 2007

MoldovAnn writes about corruption in Ukraine: “I’ve witnessed a few corrupt transactions in my day, both in Ukraine and in Moldova. Mostly, I’ve seen incidences with the local police.”

Vietnam: Hanoi Life

  10 April 2007

Juan Pablo Fernandez post pictures and describes the daily life in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Jordan: Car-less in Amman

Into the Wind contemplates how she will manage the traffic of Amman without her car: “Since I’m going to be car-less for over a week, I’m going to seize the opportunity to conduct a little experiment, and give our existing public transportation system a chance. I’ll try to minimize the...

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