Stories about Travel from August, 2009
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Inter-Island Ferry
From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni reports, along with Repeating Islands, that come this October, “an inter island ferry service based in Grenada will be officially launched”, adding: “Given our disgust with LIAT [a regional air carrier] it should be interesting to see the response.”
Cuba: Pills as Panacea?
“If I take my clue from what people are looking for to relieve their suffering, I would have to conclude that depression is on the rise”: Cuba's Generation Y explains.
Joe's Tripping posts photographs and reports from visiting various destinations in and around Sheki, Azerbaijan. In the first post, the blog says that the King's Palace in Sheki is the most impressive building in the country, while Kish is notable for its fresh air and friendly atmosphere. The blog also...
Singapore: Regulating taxi fares
Tan Kin Lian believes taxi fares must be regulated and standardised in Singapore
Hungarian Spectrum writes about parking in Hungary.
Serbia: Belgrade Murals
Photos of new Belgrade murals – at Belgraded.
Costa Rica: Long awaited for Train in Inaugural Run
New train service in Costa Rica is received with flag waving and cheering, but also several complaints and concerns.
Peru: Robbery of National Geographic Crew in Nasca
Barbara Drake of An American in Lima recaps the recent robbery of members of a National Geographic film crew, who were in Peru to document the famous Nasca Lines.
Soviet Russia writes about Man-Pupu-Nyor, “one of the most impressive and magic geological legacies on the planet,” located in the northern Urals.
Suriname: W.I. Identity
Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin discovers unexpected proof of Suriname's Caribbean connections – through “clothing and fashion as a badge of social identity.”
Mali: Visiting Malian villages
American blogger in Bamako writes about her experiences while conducting a survey in rural Mali: We left around 8:30 in the morning (I knew even then that this was way too late of a start). We walked 1km to the moto taxi junction and waited for a moto taxi. Eventually...
Ghana: Pictures from around Accra
Pictures of Accra, Ghana taken by Erik of Afrigadget: “I’ve been having a great time in Accra, but not nearly enough time to spend on the details of every cool product or invention that I see. In the meantime, here are a couple pictures from around Ghana that will whet...
Cuba: Concert for Peace?
The Cuban Institute of Music has announced that popular Colombian singer Juanes is scheduled to perform at a "concert for peace" in Havana come September 20th. Cuban bloggers are divided on whether the event is a good idea.
Cambodia, Thailand: Visa Requirements
A Lil of Me is happy to learn that despite the border clashes between Cambodia and Thailand, the two countries have agreed to waive visa requirements for each other's citizens.
China: Foreigners camping on the Great Wall, Chinese reactions
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions on foreign travelers’ illegal camping act on the Great Wall.
Barbados: Respecting the Environment
Lani Edghill, guest blogging at Barbados Free Press, believes “our environment is trying to tell us something” and urges fellow Barbadians to change their consumption habits and get involved in environmental events: “We as a community have the power to change our behavior.”
Russia: Life in Nizhny Novgorod
At OpenDemocracy.net, Lira Valeyeva writes about life and politics in Nizhny Novgorod.
India, Pakistan: A Karachi Family In An Indian Mall
Mayank Austen Soofi at Paksitan Paindabad portrays the reactions and excitements of a visiting three member Karachi family, whom he met at the Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon, near Delhi.
India: Premier Padmini
Anil P at Windy Skies features the Premier Padmini automobile which ruled the Indian roads for three decades and survived the demands Indian consumers placed on it.
Bahrain: Too Much Traffic
Elkhelid is fed up of traffic in Bahrain: “Bahrain’s construction projects and road renovations have created a problem: major intersections are bottle necks.”
Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy
Japanese tourists in Rome are said to have diminished in the last period. Not only the economic crisis but also the bad service that Italian restaurants and hotels provide to the tourists as well as the fear to have their wallet or mobile phone ripped off, have made the Japanese...