· June, 2007

Stories about Travel from June, 2007

Hungary: “Gloomy Sunday” in Budapest

Pestcentric writes about a Budapest restaurant where “arguably the most famous Hungarian song was written: ‘Gloomy Sunday.’ Rezső Seress wrote the original lyrics here back in the 1930s.” What's known to the world, though, is “a watered-down translation of an already softened reinterpretation.”

Serbia: Photos from Peja, Kosovo

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun posts pictures from a trip to the Kosovo countryside: “Sometimes, after staying in Prishtina for long, one could forget that Kosovo is a diverse land with beautiful diverse geographical landscapes.”

Bahamas: The Importance of Preservation

  21 June 2007

“It's hard to explain why we in the Bahamas are so indifferent to our own fascinating heritage,” writes Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith, as he makes a case for the preservation of historical buildings in Nassau.

Iraqi Blogger Arrives in Canada

Iraqi blogger Alaa has immigrated to Canada. “It is true that I have sadness in my heart for our poor old Iraq, but deep down I am convinced that we shall win in the end… And I don't like to hear anything against President Bush, either, because I still hold...

Afghan Whispers:Education, music, wonderful nature and freedom

Sun Leaf talks about the painful situation of Afghanistan's education system. The blogger says Compared to other countries in Asia, the Afghan education situation is startling. The statistics below show that tremendous challenges remain. One of the poorest measures includes funding or implementing short-term education projects, which are abrubtly brought...

Peru: Video In Support for Machu Picchu

  19 June 2007

Peru Music [ES] links to a video produced by the Tourism Ministry, which is pushing a campaign for voting Machu Picchu for one of the 7 Wonders of the World. However, many think that this is not a good use of state money and that the quality leaves a little...

Russia: Lost ATM Card

A horror story, almost, from Darkness At Noon: you're in Russia, and you use one of those ATM machines that gives you the money first and then returns your card, and you take the money but forget about the card – and then the horror begins: “Do you mean to...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: High Airfares

  18 June 2007

Abeni is frustrated with the high cost of regional travel in the Caribbean: “LIAT has been getting on my last nerve with their ridiculously high fares…I wish they would just disappear or hopefully realise that their price structure is making them even less relevant.”

Japan: Fingerprinting visitors

  18 June 2007

Debito reports that Japan immigration will adopt a new policy in November 2007 for fingerprinting and photographing all foreigner visitors to Japan: Except that as well as being kinda weird and laughably amusing, it’s deadly serious about targeting foreigners as potential terrorists.

Bahrain: Don't Press ‘Forward’, Press ‘Search’

What do Bahrainis think of conspiracy theories? How pleased are they with the services their ministries offer and the statements coming out of their ministers' mouths? And what does a Bahraini studying in Japan have in common with a homeless man? To answer these questions read this week's review of Bahraini blogs by Ayesha Saldanha.

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