Stories about Travel from November, 2007
Belize: Flight Ban
Back to Living in Paradise reports that a civil aviation ban barring two of Belize's airlines from flying into Guatemala has been having far-ranging effects: “While the airlines have been forced to refund fares…the biggest loser has been the tourist industry in Peten which has been deprived of around thirty...
Vietnam: Why Preya Loves Vietnam
Preya on why she loves the Vietnamese capital city Hanoi.
Bahamas, Cuba: At The Crossroads
WeblogBahamas.com links to US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez's speech at a Heritage Foundation series called Cuba at the Crossroads.
Ukraine: Coalition and Other Matters
Orange Ukraine mentions that “NOVEMBER 23 is the new date when the coalition agreement between BYT and OU-PSD is expected to be signed” – and reports on plenty more things that are happening in Ukraine.
Ukraine: Getting Married Ordeal
MoldovAnn writes about the “trying to get married in Ukraine” ordeal.
Australia: Galipoli Mosque
Brunei blogger Pablo visits the Galipoli Mosque in Sydney, Australia.
Laos: Vientiane Boat Racing
LaoVoices has images from the Vientiane Boat Racing Festival
Japan：Travelogue from Georgia
Japanese blogger and blog journalism analyst Fujishiro Hiroyuki of Gatonews has posted a three-part travelogue, recording his trip to Georgia last month[Ja]. (1, 2, and 3) The series describes his experience in detail with photos. The blogger also expresses his concern about the current state of the country and worries...
Albania: Religious Tolerance; Riding a Bike
Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about “religious harmony” in his city: “…the greatest danger would be to underestimate the danger.” Also, a post on riding a bike in Shkoder.
Serbia, Macedonia: Travel Photos
Novala, Europa has a lot of new photos from Kosovo and Macedonia – here, here, here, and here.
Trinidad & Tobago: The Yotel Life
Caribbean Free Radio discovers the value of Yotels…
Jamaica: The Road Less Traveled
“It's one of those moments when you stop waiting for something to happen, and you make something happen,” writes Francis Wade, as he sets about helping to fix certain roads in Jamaica.
Palestine: Crossing Checkpoints
Marcy Newman is in Palestine and writes about her experiences crossing checkpoints and visiting Palestinian villages there.
Morocco: Trampling Marakkesh
Marakkesh is regaining its days of glory as the Mecca of tourists. With new mentions in international media, what do Moroccan bloggers have to say about the influx of tourists into their country? Here are the views from two of Morocco's louder bloggers.
Kuwait: Busy with Activities
It seems as if it's activity week in Kuwait. With cooler weather, Kuwait's bloggers are out of the doldrums and writing about their everyday activities. Kuwaiti blogger Abdullatof AlOmar has more.
Jamaica, U.S.A.: Impulse Purchase?
“When I travel back to the U.S. I am blown away by how often the message is beamed at me to ‘BUY NOW, OR ELSE.’ Here in Jamaica, however, things don't quite work like that” – and Francis Wade likes it that way.
Haiti: Picture Show
Alice Smeets posts a selection of her “12 best Haiti pictures”.
Bahrain: Kitting Out An Islamic Car
This week in Bahrain we have a thoughtful post about the nature of God, a story of a sex education class, visitors’ varying experiences of both Bahrain and Spain, and a complaint about public toilets. There is also an intriguing examination of the specifications an Islamic car should have…
Estonia: The Swedes
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian Swedes: “…I came to the conclusion that Estonian Swedes do have a certain unspoken minority status in Estonia: they are marginal. No one writes about them. No one thinks about them. They exist, are deemed somewhat exotic, but then forgotten. They are simply unimportant....
Estonia: The Language
Itching for Eestimaa writes about regional peculiarities of the Estonian language.
Trinidad & Tobago: WordPress Woes
Lifespan of a Chennette is in Turkey without WordPress and compares herself to “that cat on the wall, in Antalya, sulking a bit…I had no intention of making any kind of political comment on Turkey, but this is frustrating.”