· September, 2008

Stories about Travel from September, 2008

Indonesia-made aircraft

  21 September 2008

Little-known fact: Several Indonesia-made aircrafts are still being used in the Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan.

UK: Azerbaijani Gay Artist's Deportation Update

  20 September 2008

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that following pressure on Azerbaijani Airlines, the details of Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov's deportation from the UK have been changed. The blog calls on concerned individuals and organizations to lobby British Midlands Airways (BMI) who will fly Badalov to Baku in just a few hours.

Barbados: Extortion Ring

  17 September 2008

“They stop tourist hired cars by standing in front of them. They inform the drivers that the road is closed, instruct them to drive another way and then demand money for the ‘assistance'”: Barbados Free Press calls on the police to clamp down on the Boscobel “Road Toll Gang”.

The Balkans: Subotica Mosque; Balkan Muslims

  16 September 2008

Kakanien Revisited writes about the new mosque of Subotica, the first one in Serbia's Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, “built with funds from Novi Pazar […] and Turkey.” The 8th Circle jots down notes on the Balkan Muslims from a recent Reuters piece.

Dominican Republic: Other Tourism Options

  16 September 2008

Tourism in the Dominican Republic is much more than the ocean and beaches, and Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es] thinks that there are other parts of the country that are worth promoting, such as San Pedro de Macorís and Montecristi for its exquisite architecture.

Taiwan: First English blog award begins

  16 September 2008

Taiwanderful has announced the 2008 Taiwan Best Blog Awards. The awards are for English-language blogs related to Taiwan in eight categories. According to Taiwanderful: “There are hundreds of bloggers writing about Taiwan in English. The English language bloggers in Taiwan contribute some of the most comprehensive up-to-date information about the...

Guyana: El Dorado

  15 September 2008

Guyana-Gyal thinks up some alternatives to her country signing the European Union Economic Partnership Agreement.

Western Sahara: Summer is Over for Sahrawi Children

  14 September 2008

Traveling abroad to spend summer with a family in Spain, meeting movie stars like Javier Bardem, sharing special moments with volunteers who give them new school materials, summer is officially over for Sahrawi children, who are back in school, where they are learning valuable lessons about hope and a better tomorrow, writes Renata Avila.

Saudi Arabia: Women and their drivers

  12 September 2008

“In Saudi Arabia you can tell a lot about a woman by her relationship with her driver. Yes I call it a relationship. Because, unlike anywhere in the world, drivers are a necessity and not a luxury that is used on a whim.” Read a description of the different relationships...

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