· November, 2010

Stories about Travel from November, 2010

Bangladesh: The Missing Flight

  14 November 2010

Shahidul Alam shares the bitter experience of waking up early and going to airport to catch a flight of a Bangladeshi airlines- only to find out that the flight shown in the ticket has been closed for a few months.

Djibouti: Two evenings in Djibouti

  12 November 2010

James Ferguson blogs about his experience while working in Djibouti: “‘The Beverley’ is a place which is a very tiny elevator ride four floors above some kind of eatery, or convenience store, or pharmacy – I'm not sure which – that has very mysteriously, and misleadingly, borrowed it's name and...

U.S.V.I.: No-Smoking Legislation

  10 November 2010

The Department of Health neglected to hold enough committee meetings to make the no-smoking law a reality; Live De Life hopes that despite the delay, “the bar and restaurant owners choose to go ahead and put this in place now before the start of tourist season.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Miracle for Judah

  9 November 2010

Plain Talk chronicles the experience of young Judah Lovell, a burn victim who has suffered through the local health care system and deserves “his over due happily ever after.”

St. Lucia: Hurricane Relief Efforts

  9 November 2010

“There are people who are very much still marooned by the metres of mud that descended from the mountains, swept away and buried their homes, vehicles, farms and kitchen gardens”: Sun, Rain, Or… does not want complacency to set in when it comes to hurricane relief for St. Lucia.

Ecuador: Wikitravel Page for Loja

  8 November 2010

Voces Lojanas [es] writes about the creation of a Wikitravel page [es] for the southern city of Loja, quoting its creator, Carlos Correa [es] saying that there was a need for a site that could be updated constantly and where “no one imposes their points of view or give special...

Mayotte: Marine Mammals of Mayotte

  7 November 2010

Jana blogs about marine mammals of Mayotte: “Mayotte is famous for being dolphins as well as humpback whales paradise(to be seen from August till October every year). While enjoying a day out in the ocean (one day for fishing, one day just for real sea sightseeing) we were lucky to...

Mayotte: Have You Ever Been to Mayotte?

  6 November 2010

Lauren blogs about a sea trip to Mayotte: “The French presence is very strong here, with French gendarmes (police), French Foreign Legion, and expats visible everywhere we’ve been, but the Mayotte people are still very much African. They are well dressed in colorful sarongs (women) and headwear (men and women)...

St. Lucia: After Tomas

  5 November 2010

Sun, Rain, Or… has finally located her family after Hurricane Tomas and has a new update on everything from fund raising to travel.

Philippines: Labor attaché earns Filipino migrant community's ire

  3 November 2010

Instead of helping a victim of illegal termination, the Philippine labor attaché scolded a migrant worker when the latter sought help from the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong. Unfortunately for the attaché, the worker was able to record her traumatic encounter and posted this in YouTube.

Bangladesh: Bringing Order To Traffic

  3 November 2010

Photoblogger Ershad Ahmed posts some photos depicting the efforts of Bangladesh police to bring order to the chaotic traffic and stop unauthorized jaywalking in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

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