Stories about Travel from October, 2007
Barbados: Regional Air Fares
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.
Morocco: Fez Top Tourist Destination
‘The “Bluelist” – the global travel guide has once again put Fez in its top emerging destinations to visit,’ announced Moroccan blog The View the Fez.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian nicknames.
Russia: A St. Petersburger in Moscow
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.
Cambodia: Prostitution in Cambodia
Uncle Sok encounters prostitution in Phnom Penh and requests the authorities to clean it up. (via DAS)
Thailand: Staying Safe in Phuket
The Lost Boy has some tips on how to stay safe in the Thai tourist town of Phuket.
Japan: Bloggers respond to kidnapping in Iran
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...
Serbia: Kosovo's Dragash Region
Prishtine: Independence and Kanun posts pictures of Kosovo's Dragash Region.
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.”
Slovenia is “S'LOVELY” – or is it? A discussion on “rebranding” the country took place at The Glory of Carniola.
Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: A Different Perspective
“Give me a quiet place to sit over a bustling metropolis any day,” says KnowProSE.com, as he recounts a visit to Suriname's Cola Kreek.
Bolivia: Modes of Transport in El Alto
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [ES] writes about different modes of transportation in the city of El Alto.
Ukraine: Kyiv Arts Venues for October
Olechko posts a very quick review of the “interesting art to see in October” in Kyiv.
Ukraine: Is Victimhood Profitable?
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?
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...
Albania: The End of Ramadan
Living in Shkoder, Albania provides a glimpse into the local celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Togo: Elections went well
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
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
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
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.
Oman: Visa Issues
Devilish from Oman shows us some of the tactics used by the US Embassy to grant visas to Omanis travelling to the US in this post.