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Stories about Travel

3 August 2015

Summer is the Season for Fireworks in Japan

In July and August, massive and elaborate fireworks displays are held all over Japan.

27 July 2015

Greece Crisis Propelling Some Ethnic Greeks Back to Their Homeland on a Turkish Island

Greeks and Turks share a love and pride for the beautiful island called Gökçeada by the former and Imbros by the latter.

17 July 2015

Explaining the Appeal of the Song ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ Across Africa and Beyond

"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" means "Lord Bless Africa" but its message resonates at a deeper level for many Africans and non-Africans alike.

15 July 2015

Travel Back in Time With These Photos of Early 20th-Century Cambodia

We searched the online library of the French Archives and found rare images of Cambodia in the 1920s and 1930s.

8 July 2015

Russian Consumer Group Raises Hell by Warning Tourists Against Traveling to Crimea

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

After a consumer rights group published a memo warning tourists of the legal risks inherent in traveling to "occupied" Crimea, the Russian police crackdown on the group has been swift.

5 July 2015

Here Are 16 Stunning Satellite Images of Southeast Asia

Google Earth opens up the beauty of the Southeast Asian region’s unique and spectacular landscapes.

28 June 2015

‘Transitioning Cambodia’ Photo Book Illustrates Cambodia’s Uneven Development

"People tell us they are happy there is a book that looks at Cambodia as it is—not just the temples of Angkor or photos of children riding an oxcart."

18 June 2015

Smokey the Bear, Meet Your Russian Cousin and Eat Your Heart Out

RuNet Echo

A national park on the coast of Kamchatka has hired a popular online cartoonist to illustrate a series of public service announcements intended educate visitors about safety around bears.

10 June 2015

Life Stops For Many Quetta Residents When the Prime Minister of Pakistan Visits

According to estimates, hundreds of thousands are affected every time road blocks are put up for the security of important people in Quetta, home to about 1 million.

19 May 2015

Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People

"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."

16 May 2015

For Pakistan's Struggling National Airline, Balochistan Comes Last

The Bridge

An investigation by our partner site The Balochistan Point reveals major discrepancies in operations of Pakistan's national airline PIA in its poorest and largest province Balochistan.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

Rising Voices

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

8 May 2015

What Happens When Japan Goes on a Week-Long Vacation?

There are mixed emotions as Japan's extended holiday ends. Some are sad to return to work, while others welcome life's return to normal.

7 May 2015

Tajikistan: Pristine Nature and the Echo of History

Some people do not even know Tajikistan exists. They are missing out.

30 April 2015

In Eastern Turkey, Walking in the Shadow of Genocide

The Bridge

Widely commemorated globally, the centenary of the Armenian genocide was largely ignored inside Turkey—which makes missions like historian Ara Sarafian's tour of Turkey's Kurdish region all the more important.

26 April 2015

Social Media Becomes a Lifeline in the Nepal Earthquake Aftermath

A spontaneous global social network is now building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.

14 April 2015

President Obama's Visit to Jamaica Wasn't All ‘Irie’

Some Jamaicans weren't so keen to see authorities falling over themselves to make Jamaica Obama-ready.

9 April 2015

Meet One of the Few American Women Married to a Japanese Man

Among "international marriages" in Japan, US husbands outnumber US wives 6 to 1. Tracy Slater, who left Boston to marry a Japanese man, is one of those wives.

8 April 2015

How Not to Write About Smartphones and Spain

The Bridge

In defence of Spain's right to be portrayed accurately—and as smartphone-addicted as everybody else.

5 April 2015

Photographer Shows How it Feels to Ride in Singapore's Crowded Trains

"The camera gave me a chance to see what my eye would have missed – a collective portrait of Singapore, always in transit."

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