This Week’s Wandering News

  • A Vagablogging post about a Yukon 15 year-old preparing to make a journey of 10,000 miles via carbon-free transportation enlightened me to Bikely, an amazing resource where cyclists can share – and learn – bike routes, from around the block to around the country.
  • Global Voices Online reports that the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is announcing the 2007 AISI Media awards, which are “aimed at individual journalists and media institutions based in Africa that are ‘promoting journalism which contributes to a better understanding of the information society in Africa.'”
  • Citizen-journalism site Oh My News reports on the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese control, and shows a bit of gritty context underlying the festivities.
  • In other China news, blogger Robert Paetz recently left China (after taking stunning photos as he traveled from its crowded urban areas to the desolate outer-reaches) feeling impressed yet disillusioned with the hype of 2008.
  • World Hum’s Bill Belleville writes a wonderfully surreal and peaceful article about searching for “Fire in the Night,” or bioluminescence, off the coast of Florida.

This Week’s Wandering News is a collection of travel-related links from the past week TDT finds interesting. It is posted every Sunday.

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