7 January 2006

Stories from 7 January 2006

Turkey is Typing…

The first week of the new year brings with it another death of bird flu to Turkey. Erkan's Field Diary has reported that cases of bird flu have been found in both rural and urban areas, information that rejects a possible Kurdish connection that Amerikan Turk discusses. Coming up on...

Blogging in Exile

  7 January 2006

The following article was originally written in Spanish by Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan native who now lives and blogs in New York City. It was published in the first (and only) issue of Weblog Magazine, but is also available at Delmont's second blog, Zona Geek. Following the article, I will...

Kiswahili Blogosphere This Week

  7 January 2006

Mwandani writes about the plight of African immigrants in the West (in English and Kiswahili). His post was spotted by Ethan Zuckerman through BlogAfrica aggregator. Tanzania's leading photoblogger, Issa Michuzi, comes across “World Trade Center” in Marangu, Moshi, Tanzania. He posts a photo for Tanzanians living abroad of a Dar...

Old road Caracas-La Guaira

  7 January 2006

Curucuteando features a series of pictures of the old road Caracas-La Guaira (ES), which is now the best way to go from Venezuela’s capital to the coastline and the airport.

Cooking up the World!

  7 January 2006

How many people that are lactose-intolerant do you know? Well, I have good news for them: “Raw Milk”. Verdant San Francisco tells us his story about how he became vegan trying to find an answer to his problem, and how now, after 10 years without drinking milk, he becomes a...

Trinidad and Tobago: Carnival Boat

  7 January 2006

An exquisite sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly inspires Francomenz to rhapsodize on Trinidad and Tobago's famous Carnival, which is gearing up virtually as this is being written. “It. . . doesn’t matter what forces have conspired to shape the glass,” says Francomenz, “they’re all in the same boat, going...

Thailand: Village Socialism

  7 January 2006

Wanderingkhunphu romanticizes Thai village life: “Naudom is a small, limited society and a world where it seems there is no “I” letter. It seems to me that everyone is there for each other, always ready and willing to help and forget about himself for the sake of the community. This...

Japan: Failure of Xbox 360

  7 January 2006

4 color rebellion, a gamer blog, reacts to articles blaming Japanese for the poor reception of the Xbox360 at its recent launch. His post starts a long discussion about anti-Americanism, racism and how Japanese react to U.S. products.

China: More Reactions to Microsoft's Censorship

  7 January 2006

Bingfeng Teahouse adds his thoughts to Microsoft's shutdown of Michael Anti's blogs in China. “in my opinion, msn just did what a foreign company should do in a media environment like china's, it was absolutely a correct business decision to remove a-n-t-i's blog, with the price of suspicions of its...

Cambodia: Reaction to Human Rights Activists’ Arrest

  7 January 2006

Seserak, a Cambodian student studying in Japan, adds his voice to those criticizing the New Year's arrest of two local human rights activists by his government. “It is much more worrisome to think that the young democracy in Cambodia is dying; that the Cambodian government has deliberately chosen to walk...

Caribbean: Real estate

  7 January 2006

Own a villa in the US Virgin Islands? Then you're in luck, as Frank Barnako is reporting that the value of of residential properties in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John is about to skyrocket as a result of a massive property revaluation exercise. The commercial revaluation, completed last...

Cambodia: New Food Blog

  7 January 2006

Cambodia contributor Beth Kanter says: “Oh my god, a Cambodian food blog.” The tasty-looking blog's name is Phnomenon.

Jamaica: One love or two love?

  7 January 2006

Nicholas Laughlin links to an article in the Jamaica Observer about a three-day cabinet meeting held at the Couples Sans Souci Resort and Spa. “It's good to know the key members of the J'can government are spending quality time together,” remarks the cheeky Trinidadian, “–at a ‘luxury all-inclusive, boutique-style, couples-only...