Stories about Travel from May, 2008
Barbados: Capacity for Tourism
“Tourism is the life blood of the Barbados economy. Any decisions made outside Barbados that would have a negative impact on our survival is cause for concern”: Bajan Global Report says that the recent decision by US air carriers to cut their capacity because of rising fuel prices could mean...
Ukraine: Kyiv Graffiti
Moscow Through Brown Eyes offers samplings of Kyiv graffiti – here and here.
Egypt: A Taxi Driver's Words of Wisdom
Israeli-American blogger Daniel Lubetsky, traveling in Egypt, interviews his taxi driver on leading figures in the Middle East. “I asked him to rank people or countries, thumbs up or thumbs down. Here were his rankings on 24 questions from Bush to Ahmadinejad, from Olmert to Nasrallah, from Bin Laden to...
Belgrade 2.0 writes about the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade.
Czech Republic: Cycling Trip Report
The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks describes and posts pictures from the first week of a cycling trip through the Czech Republic: “I slept in a 13th century hilltop castle, had coffee with the mayor of Moravská Třebová, was interviewed for the Svitavy daily newspaper and met a 96-year-old man who...
Albania: A Walk in Tirana
Living in Shkoder takes a walk through Tirana's quiet backstreets.
Soviet History: Milk Stores on Flickr
Stephan of Everybody I Love You has created a Soviet Milk Stores group on Flickr (four pictures there so far).
Kidepo, an unbeaten path in Uganda
Omar Basawad writes of Kidepo National Park, saying “Of all Ugandan national parks and game reserves, Kidepo is the most remote and has the most unique wilderness and terrain.” noting that many tourists and travelers are missing out on a pristine location.
Blogger of the Week: Jillian York
Today's Blogger of the Week celebrates the work of Jillian C York, our Morocco author, and a regular contributor to Voices without Votes. A freelance writer, blogger, and author of a guidebook to Morocco, Jillian currently lives in Boston, US, after spending two memorable years in Meknes, Morocco.
Cambodia: Modern architecture
Naychumnith marvels at the modern architecture in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Argentina: High Speed Train a Bad Idea
The constuction of a high speed train linking the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario and Córdboa is ready to begin at a cost of 4 billion dollars. Fabio M. Baccaglioni provides a lengthy list of reasons why this is a bad idea and will negatively affect many groups....
Ukraine: A Blog on Crimea and Crimean Tatars
Lots of interesting and informative posts on Crimea and Crimean Tatars, including the most recent one, with photos, about Khydyrlez, “the annual Crimean Tatar May celebration of strength and vitality” – by Marusia of My Simferopol Home.
The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about what it feels like to be a foreigner in Slovakia.
Russia: Moscow Graffiti Photos
Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow is clearing his photo backlog and posting Moscow graffiti photos dating back to 2004-2005.
Russia: “Siberian Language”
Window on Eurasia writes about “Siberian language.”
Bahrain: Leaving Home
Life in Bahrain is not impressed with a new increase in housing lending – as real estate prices in Bahrain hit the ceiling – and announces that he has found a job abroad and is leaving the country soon.
Hong Kong: Fishing Village Photos
Tinyau posted photos of Tai O, one of the remaining fishing villages, in Hong Kong.
Albania: Colorful Buildings
Pictures of Tirana's colorful buildings on “a grey, overcast day” – at Stepping Stones.
Serbia: “A European Destiny”?
Mark Mardell's musings on Serbia's future – at Euroblog.
Trinidad & Tobago: Disaster Preparedness
FIFA Vice President and Minister of Parliament Jack Warner was in China during the earthquake; KnowProSE.com hopes that the experience will be a motivating factor for him “to deal with the lack of preparedness in Trinidad and Tobago upon his return.”
Guyana: Hot Like Pepper
Guyana-Gyal‘s mother is making her famous pepper sauce – and asks her to go out and buy the “Secret Ingredient”.