· October, 2007

Stories about Travel from October, 2007

Barbados: Regional Air Fares

  22 October 2007

Notes From The Margin has heard talk about lowering the cost of regional air travel several times over – and this time, he's not holding his breath.

Russia: A St. Petersburger in Moscow

  19 October 2007

Russian bloggers are, of course, eagerly discussing the upcoming elections and other newsworthy political developments, but there's still plenty of room in the country's blogosphere for apolitical reflection. St. Petersburg journalist Svetlana Gavrilina (LJ user aneta_spb), for example, shares her impressions of Moscow, filing her little sketch from "the-street-named-after-I've-again-forgotten-who" in Kuzminki district of the Russian capital.

Japan: Bloggers respond to kidnapping in Iran

  17 October 2007

Earlier last week, the first report was made that a Japanese male was kidnapped and in captivity in Iran. Later it was revealed that the abductee is a Japanese university student who was backpacking in southern Iran. The news has reminded many of the previous cases in which Japanese individuals...

Slovenia: “Polhanje!”

  17 October 2007

Piran Café tries some polh, or the fat dormouse, “a species fairly common from Spain to western Russia. They look like small gray squirrels, but with big dark sexy eyes and long brooding tails.”

Ukraine: Is Victimhood Profitable?

  16 October 2007

MoldovAnn takes a critical look at programs for “the so-called ‘children of Chornobyl'” and other Chernobyl-related aid efforts: “I do believe aid organizations want to help people have better lives. But when I hear them talking about ‘we’re going to support this community because it’s not too far from Kyiv...

Uganda: Is Uganda the land of plenty?

  16 October 2007

Basawad asks whether Uganda is the land of plenty: “Uganda is indeed the land of plenty of food and water. I write this, with Uganda that was in the 60s and 70s – in mind. Growing up in Uganda then, I never knew what hunger was, till the age of...

Togo: Elections went well

  15 October 2007

Arjen Westra's observations about elections in Togo: “For now, everybody still seems to have some tension about the results that are expected later this week. Last night it was extremely quiet everywhere in town. As a local explained it to me: `…people are still afraid of what might happen.` More...

Suriname: Photographing Fort Zeelandia

  13 October 2007

A visit to Fort Zeelandia in Suriname makes Trinidadian Taran Rampersad realise that “not all culture is as free as on the web”. He also posts photos of the fort at Flickr.

Touring Libyan Blogs: Eid el Fitr 2008

  13 October 2007

Fozia Mohamed, our Libya volunteer, is back to blogging after a short break, with news and views from the Libyan blogosphere. Issues covered this week include readjusting to life in Libya after living in the UK, medical ethics and the Maqams - the resting places of 'Saints' and men of religion.

Argentina: The Trouble With Trains

  12 October 2007

Train travel in Argentina, whether it is long-distance, regional or local, seems to attract plenty of complaints from users. At times, many of these gripes never make it to managers, who have the ability to make changes. Lately a series of blogs have been created aimed at providing platforms for users and employees to air their complaints and share experiences about these transit systems. Special guest writer Alejandro Lezcano tooks a look at some of these Argentina transportation blogs.

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