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· August, 2008

Stories about Travel from August, 2008

Latvia: Soviet Murals

Three photos of Soviet-time murals in Latvia – at Arnis Balcus’ Photo Blog.

Bahamas, Guyana: Host Nation

“It’s a very frustrating job, hosting this event…and at the same time dealing with Caribbean governments, all of which appear to operate in a similar inefficient fashion”: Bahamian blogger Nicolette...

Korea: Selling Tourism

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole summarized a local magazine's discussion over the lack of selling points regarding Korean Tourism.

Iran: Iran bans a top actress from leaving for Hollywood

Golshifteh Farahani, an Iranian actress who recently palyed in Ridley Scott's latest movie “Body of Lies”, was banned from leaving Iran. Iranian blogger, Atighe says[Fa] that she is our national...

Barbados, Antigua: Peter Pays for Paul?

Barbados Free Press is not convinced that the CARICOM arrangement is beneficial, referring to an article about the recent double-murder in Antigua to make their point: “The ‘Caribbean Brand’ for...

Estonia: Olympics Champion; Song Festival

Itching for Eestimaa writes about an Estonian Olympics champion Gerd Kanter and last night's song festival that “served various functions”: “Ostensibly, it was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of...

Slovakia: New Euro Coins

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia reports that “the state mint located in Kremnica began minting Slovak euro coins” this week.

Trinidad & Tobago: Visa Teaser

Applying for a South African visa gets Caribbean Free Radio thinking about international travel and visa restrictions – and she is determined that “the country (she) plans on founding one...

Guyana: Carifesta Hopes

“As I make my way there very conscious of Guyana's problems, and still very irritated by the lack of information available about Carifesta goings-on, I nevertheless will take every opportunity...

Bahamas, Guyana: Regional Travel

After traveling for an astounding 14 hours to get to Guyana for the Carifesta celebrations, Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel says: “The biggest barrier to Caribbean integration is the difficulty of...

Morocco: An American Experience

Hicham, who just returned from a teacher training in the United States, shares his experience living in America.

Cuba: Domestic Tourism

“In the absence of tourist offices where a Cuban citizen can arrange – in Cuban pesos – an excursion in his own country, private resourcefulness has addressed this ‘market niche'”:...

Khmer Humer

Words & Pictures uploads a Khmer Humer. In other countries, a Humer is a luxury car. In Cambodia it is used for ice delivery.

Egypt: Alone in New York?

Egyptian blogger Eman is leaving to New York, where she will pursue her higher studies. “Right now I’m in the middle of a whirl of emotions, however that is not...

AIDS 2008: Lifting the Travel Ban on HIV-Positive People

The XVII International AIDS Conference ended in Mexico City last week, leaving participants with much to focus on until the next conference, which takes place in Vienna in 2010. One...

Guyana: Lights Out

The runway lights at Guyana's airport malfunction mere days before the regional Carifesta celebrations, causing the cancellation of night flights to the country. Living Guyana comments: “This is a country...

Colombia: The Road to La Loma in Medellín

The road up to the La Loma neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia is built for cars, trucks and buses. This leaves very little room for pedestrians, and Catalina Restrepo of Cosas...

China: Keeping It Kosher at the Olympic Games

If you've ever been to China (or a traditional Chinese restaurant), you know that eating kosher according to the rules of religious Judaism is near impossible. Tiffany Sameyah of Jewneric...

Morocco: Passengers Set Fire to Plane

The View From Fez reports that angry Royal Air Maroc passengers set fire to their aircraft following over six hours of a delay. The pilot had to make an emergency...

Russia: The Beach Cossack Cometh

Carpetblogger writes about and reflects over the invasion of Russian holidaymakers to Turkish beach resorts such as Antalya.

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