9 August 2006

Stories from 9 August 2006

Sri Lanka: Bomb Blast

  9 August 2006

In Sri Lanka yesterday, there was a bomb blast. Roam Digital on how life goes on and with links to photographs.

Russia: A Tuk Tuk Journey

  9 August 2006

Tuk to the Road is a blog about “the trials and tukulations of Jo, Ants and Ting Tong the tuk tuk and our three-wheeled odyssey from Bangkok to Brighton…in aid of the mental health charity Mind. […] On May 20th we're off on the trip of a lifetime, a 10,000...

Czech Republic: Tit-For-Tat At the Border

  9 August 2006

Douglas Arellanes writes on how his mother nearly failed to enter the Czech Republic because her passport was to expire in fewer than 90 days: “Her passport expires in October, but apparently in an effort at tit-for-tat over the continuation of visa requirements for Czechs who want to visit the...

El Salvador: Memories of La Bajada

  9 August 2006

Guest author Carlos X pens his memories of the 1990 Bajada, a religious observance which culminates the week of August festivals in El Salvador. “It was my first return to El Salvador more than a decade after leaving the country on the eve of the Civil War as a ten...

Pana-Blogs Report

  9 August 2006

#1: Tatiana Salazar visits Chicá, Parque Nacional de Campana (ES): Chicá is close to the Parque Nacional de Campana, a national ecological reserve with excellent weather, great roads, and a marvelous landscape. ANAM (Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente) has cabins for rent and the area is excellent for camping. Anyone interested?...

Cambodia: Veteran Actor Dies

  9 August 2006

Ki Media blog is reporting the death of veteran Cambodian actor Loto. Loto managed to survive the the Khmer Rouge regime regime and was seen recently on screen in Matt Dillon's 2002 film “City of Ghosts“

Brunei: The Healing Well

  9 August 2006

The blogger at Daily Brunei Resources relates the legend of a well called Telaga Raden Bisa. The water from this well is supposed to have healing properties

Indonesia: Hungry Ghost Festival

  9 August 2006

Blogger Christine Susanna Tjhin, an Indonesian student in China describes the Hungry Ghost Festival. “The Ghost Festival is said to be the time when ghosts roam the world every year. In some areas of China, visitors can see small roadside fires, where believers burn paper money and other offerings to...

Malaysia: Leader's Rivalry

  9 August 2006

Ktemoc looks at the recent speech by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir critisizing the current Prime Minister Badawi. The blogger also makes a point about Internet censorship. “Maybe AAB[Badawi], having anticipated the MM[Mahatir]-escalation, had called for the tightening up of media outlets, especially those on the Internet as Mahathir would...

Cambodia: John Pilger

  9 August 2006

Andy Brouver at Andy's Open Door draws attention to John Pilger, the investigative journalist who made several documentaries on Cambodia.

Indonesia: Toilet with a View

  9 August 2006

Maya, an Indonesian blogger in France finds an open air toilet on an ancient wall by the Mediterranean sea and wonders if anyone ever uses it.

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