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Putin and the peen

SERBIA | Sat, 1 Nov 2014 | By thelonelyserb | Views [215]

Today, I went to Belgrade’s military parade which was accompanied with the appearance of the all-mighty Vladimir Putin. Naturally, I felt the need to see this parade, because, well, do I need a reason? I wanted to see Putin in the flesh. There ... Read more >

Tags: belgrade, crowds, events, family, men, military, parents, politics, putin, travel

Five and Ten Months

GERMANY | Sat, 7 Jun 2014 | By chancefear | Views [338]

I have now been living abroad for almost five months and though I still have just over ten months left here, I already cannot imagine how I will handle going back. I don't want to go back. Since moving to Germany I have found myself a much more confident ... Read more >

Tags: fear, germany, global, learn, living abroad, planet, politics

Lessons From Myanmar

MYANMAR | Thu, 22 May 2014 | By culturallyfree | Views [313]

When I left to visit Myanmar (formerly Burma) for two weeks with the Alternative Break program, I expected to learn about the Myanar people’s fight for a democratic transition through education reform. However, I didn’t expect that fight ... Read more >

Tags: activism, aung san suu kyi, equality, freedom, government, liberty, myanmar, politics

Behind the facade - South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 22 Apr 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [853]

Cape Town - the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the Southern-most tip of Africa and a climate that, at times, reflects Europe more than it does Africa. Surrounded by mountains and flanked by sandy beaches with sea temperatures that vary ... Read more >

Tags: carjacking, crime, long street backpackers, mandela, politics, rainbow nation, safety, south africa, tip of africa

Paradoxes

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 11 Mar 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1125] | Comments [2]

Thursday - Zip lining in the Waterberg Mountains and a certificate to prove it! Perhaps it is being back in Africa that has given me a renewed sense of adventure as it’s not something I would normally think of doing, but so glad I did – 10 ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, greyhound bus, johannesburg, mandela, midrand, politics, ubuntu, waterberg mountains, zip lining

Worst/Best in Italy

ITALY | Thu, 18 Aug 2011 | By ssa | Views [1692]

THE WORST It is easy and pretty clear what is worst in Italy. Politics. In the years, this country, well known for fashion and good food, has been held by corrupted governments. Those of you who come from countries with a relatively ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, berlusconi, best, culture, italy, macro, maxxi, museum, politics, worst

Gay Pride in Istanbul – The LGBTT Parade Hits Taksim Square!

TURKEY | Tue, 21 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [7571] | Video

. Despite its increasingly liberal-minded youth and rapid adoption of western ways, issues of sexuality and gender still remain somewhat taboo within Turkey. That said, being the only Muslim country where homosexuality is not illegal, Turkey plays ... Read more >

Tags: gay pride, istanbul, march, politics, protests, travel writing, travel writing scholarship, turkey

Beirut is a hoot.

LEBANON | Mon, 15 Feb 2010 | By pecosbiff | Views [244]

Changed buses at the Cola intersection last year and thought Beirut was too huge, too much for me. In reality it is manageable and - may I say? - cute. Stayed at the friendly and cheap backpacker hangout, the Talal Hotel in east Beirut and the first ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, flags, politics

Thousands of Zombies in Chilean Society.

CHILE | Thu, 28 Jun 2007 | By homersmuse | Views [4545] | Comments [5]

I recently had the opportunity to tour Villa Grimaldi, which was once a torture camp during the early years of Pinochet's dictatorship. Our guide, Pedro Matta, was imprisoned and tortured there as a 23 year-old politically active college student. ... Read more >

Tags: chile, politics

How To Win the Next Election

CANADA | Sun, 7 Jan 2007 | By segue | Views [495]

I think that one thing the more liberal politically-motivated folks are realizing in the past few years is that the main reason that we have been losing power in the last few decades is that our friends who are minorities or who subsist in lower income ... Read more >

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