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Putin and the peen

SERBIA | Sat, 1 Nov 2014 | By thelonelyserb | Views [197]

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 [318]

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 [272]

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 [805]

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 [1092] | 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

Political Crisis in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Wed, 16 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [444]

Zimbabwe was once an African powerhouse. A nation at the forefront of regional politics. But in recent decades, its become a country in political turmoil, split by Robert Mugabe and not the ideal spot for easy-going tourists. But it does remain ... Read more >

Tags: africa, politics, travel-safety-tip, zimbabwe

Politics in Liberia

LIBERIA | Tue, 11 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [493]

The political and civil situation in Liberia is best described as mind-bogglingly bad. Liberia has suffered a more or less constant string of civil war and strife since 1989. This came to an end in 2003 when the UN stepped in and largely took ... Read more >

Tags: africa, liberia, politics, travel-safety-tips

Cameroon Crime, Politics and Poison

CAMEROON | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [930]

Cameroon is sometimes known as Africa in Miniature - a sample of all that Africa has to offer in one bite sized piece. Be it different cultures or languages, beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests or savannah, Cameroon has a little bit of all ... Read more >

Tags: africa, cameroon, crime, politics, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Worst/Best in Italy

ITALY | Thu, 18 Aug 2011 | By ssa | Views [1629]

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 [6881] | 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

Cyprus - A country divided...but is it safe?

CYPRUS | Tue, 10 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [264]

The island of Cyprus is known as a jewel of the Mediterranean, but it is also plagued by a history of bitter conflict between Turkey and Greece. Both these countries have sought to lay claim to the island, and with no clear result. Now, ... Read more >

Tags: cyprus, mediterranean, politics, safety, travel-safety

Political situation in Liberia

LIBERIA | Wed, 9 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [195]

The political and civil situation in Liberia is best described as mind-bogglingly bad. Liberia has suffered a more or less constant string of civil war and strife since 1989. This came to an end in 2003 when the UN stepped in and largely took control ... Read more >

Tags: africa, liberia, political unrest, politics, travel-safety

Kyrgyzstan - The Political situation

KYRGYZSTAN | Sun, 16 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [228]

Kyrgyzstan sits in Central Asia and has suffered spates of political violence in recent years. Escalation in inter-ethnic tensions has led to violence and death, with 2010 being a particularly rough year. In April of that year, more than 80 people were ... Read more >

Tags: asia, kyrgystan, politics, travel-safety, unrest

Guinea - The Political Situation

GUINEA | Sun, 9 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [174]

Guinea, officially known as the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée) is a country in West Africa formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française). It is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea Bissau.... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, guinea, politics, travel-safety

Guinea - The Political Situation

GUINEA | Sun, 9 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [187]

Guinea, officially known as the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée) is a country in West Africa formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française). It is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbour Guinea Bissau.... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, guinea, politics, travel-safety

Georgia - The Political Situation

GEORGIA | Tue, 21 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [185]

In the geopolitical resettlement that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, many parts of Eurasia saw varying degrees of ethnic tension often escalating into serious warfare. The safest course is to avoid areas of political instability and periodic ... Read more >

Tags: central-asia, eastern-europe, georgia, politics, travel-safety

The Political Situation In Eritrea

ERITREA | Sun, 19 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [418]

This northeastern African country has evolved from an Italian colony to a part of Ethiopia to its own governing nation. The process of getting there, however, has been challenging. Eritrea fought with Ethiopia over borders from 1998 to 2000, and United ... Read more >

Tags: africa, eritrea, politics, travel-safety

Political Tension In East Timor (Timor L'Este)

TIMOR-LESTE | Wed, 20 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [242]

Timor L’Este is only just emerging from a bruising 25-year struggle for independence from Indonesia.  In 1975, months after Portugal gave up its 400-year colonial rule of the country, the Indonesian military rolled across the border from West Timor.... Read more >

Tags: east-timor, oceania, political-tension, politics, travel-safety

Coups In Comoros - The Real Political Deal

COMOROS | Thu, 30 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [228]

Comoros or Cloud Coup Coup Land as it is sometimes known has a history of unstable politics and multiple coups, thus its nickname! The country’s three major islands, Grade Comore, Anjouan and Moheli (the fourth, Mayotte is actually still a part of ... Read more >

Tags: africa, comoros, coups, politics, travel-safety

Political Unrest In Belarus

BELARUS | Sun, 26 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [220]

Be under no illusions, Belarus is an authoritarian state. Political unrest or dissention is not tolerated and as a foreigner you should stay well away from any political demonstrations, marches or large public gatherings. In late 2010 a pro-democracy ... Read more >

Tags: belarus, eastern europe, europe, politics, protest, travel-safety

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