Stories about Travel from February, 2011
Hong Kong: Hiking
Journey to Hong Kong introduces a hiking route where one can have a glimpse of the city's history while enjoying the unique landscape.
India, Bangladesh: How Many Bangladeshis Live In India?
Diganta Sarkar at The New Horizon discusses about the immigration issues between India and Bangladesh.
Argentina: Street Art in San Telmo, Buenos Aires
In ¿Qué Sé Yo, Argentina? Allie Lazar writes about the neighborhood San Telmo in Buenos Aires and shares pictures of her favorite thing about San Telmo: street art.
Convert Your Driving License To A Sri Lankan License
Need a driving license in Sri Lanka while you are visiting? Simon Shareef explains how to convert your foreign driving license to a Sri Lankan driving license.
Belarus: Photos of Turau and Other Locations
Photos from the town of Turau and other locations in Belarus – by LJ user xadnight (RUS, ENG)
Argentina: Expat and Argentine Team up in Entertaining and Informative Podcast
The Argentine Post interviews the hosts of the B.A. Cast podcast: “Expat Daniel Karlin (Portland, Oregon) and Buenos Aires native Fernando Farías (Monserrat) have teamed up to provide you with a weekly podcast looking at everything from lunfardo to tax evasion and the ‘laws of mate.’ The shows, available online...
Colombia: British expat loves Bogotá
Vicki, a British journalist living in Colombia's capital, has posted her 101 reasons to love Bogotá, including “Streets are numbered, not named. You don’t need an A-Z,” “It is considered acceptable to love books,” “Sometimes people sell chocolate on the buses,” “New people don’t have to be drunk to talk...
Portugal: A journey blog to Antarctica
On the blog Permantar-2 [pt] you can follow Gonçalo Vieira's scientific journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. The Portuguese researcher – who is part of an international study about the permafrost and the consequences of climate change on it – invites all readers [pt] to send questions related to the campaign.
Belarus, Ukraine: Photographer Blogs About Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Documentary photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is guest-blogging about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone at Chernobyl Children International.
Cuba: Legalising Prostitution?
“The Cuban regime does not accept the practice of prostitution”: Iván's File Cabinet makes a case for why it should.
Indonesia: Celebrating Chinese New Year in Bali
Barrie writes how the Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Bali, Indonesia.
Azerbaijan: Life through foreign eyes
With the number of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) growing each year in Azerbaijan, blogs reporting on everyday life in the country continue to appear online. AK in Azerbaijan, for example, expresses its fascination with the landscape, dynamics and opportunities of the capital, Baku, while Janet-in-Azerbaijan waxes lyrically about Baku at...
Poland: Reactions to Evacuation of Polish Tourists From Cairo
Sylwia Presley shares tips on what to do if one ends up getting stuck at the Cairo Airport due to political situation in Egypt, and reports on Polish netizens' reactions to their government's decision to help evacuate Polish tourists currently there.
Cuba: Transportation in Reverse
“In Cuba, the only means of cheap public mass transit are the city buses…state taxi service has disappeared”: Iván's File Cabinet says that the transportation service in Havana is regressing.