Stories about Travel from March, 2010
Myanmar: Halal shops
Today in Myanmar instructs visitors how to spot Muslim Halal food stalls in Myanmar.
Bahamas: Staying Power?
Bahamian Nicolette Bethel questions the staying power of a Ministry of Tourism marketing campaign which commissioned 14 films from British filmmakers. Here's what peeves her: “It’s the idea that lies at the heart of the way in which the Bahamian government spends its money: ‘their output is likely to be...
Trinidad & Tobago: Thought Bubbles from London
Trinidad and Tobago's fake Prime Minister blogs from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, here and here.
Peru: Flight Attendant Becomes Internet Celebrity
Due to some very special welcoming words that were captured on video, the chief flight attendant on a TACA airlines flight, César Soto, has become the newest YouTube sensation in Peru.
Bermuda: Green Paper
Bermudian bloggers discuss the country's Green Paper on gaming.
Egypt: How living in Egypt has changed her life
Karishma Pais, an expat living in Egypt, wrote a nice blog post about how her experience with living in Egypt has changed her life.
Trinidad & Tobago: The Hart of the Matter
News broke late yesterday that Calder Hart, the Canadian-born head of The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (UDeCOTT), the company pegged as "Government's primary developer of choice", resigned from his post as Executive Chairman.
Ukraine: Photos from Vinnytsya Region
LJ user boga4 posts 29 photos from Vinnytsya region (UKR), including this image from Shargorod, of the Monument to a New Monument, a 2009 work by Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova.
Sri Lanka: Shunning Public Transport
Sujeewa de Silva at Random Reflections of a Kind blog discusses about the “terrible state” of the Sri Lankan public transport system and why people shun away from them.
Morocco: Whose blog is the BOMB?
The BOMBies are the latest of Moroccan blogging annual contests. MoroccoBlogs.com, which is hosting the awards, has recently announced the complete list of nominees and winners.
Vietnam: Destroyed swimming hole
Adam Bray is disappointed to learn that his favorite swimming hole in Rag Lai village in NE Binh Thuan Province in Vietnam will soon be converted into a dam by the government.
Pakistan: Public Transport Of Karachi Requires Improvement
Spring Of Autumn lists a series of problems associated with the current public transport of Karachi and urges the authorities to hear their plights.
Cuba: Gorki Re-Entry?
Repeating Islands notes that Cuban punk rocker Gorki Águila, “known for raunchy lyrics criticizing Fidel Castro says he will try to return to the island after an 11-month absence.”
Colombia: Transportation Strike from Pedestrian Eyes
Citizen videos record the situation lived these past three days of city-wide transportation strike that has Bogota paralyzed. Citizens have resorted to walking, riding bicycles, hitchhiking and climbing into the backs of pickup trucks that will take them closer to their places of work.