This Week’s Wandering News

  • A new rail service between Thailand and neighboring Laos will start this April. According to Xinhua, there will be two intial passenger train services running from Bankok to Nong Khai and Ban Thanaleng.
  • Newsweek posts a sobering photo gallery that captures the brutal human scars left by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge.
  • From staying in Sumatran solar-powered lodges to touring Thai national forests, Forbes covers what’s going on in Southeast Asian Ecotourism.
  • In the New York Times, Sabrina Tavernise talks about the importance of a new photo collection that tackles the many meanings of being Turkish.
  • And in Chicago, a new ordinance is passed giving cyclists more rights. Drivers can now be fined up to $500 for “dooring” bikers, turning in front of them, or not passing with more than three feet of room.

For more links, check out my del.icio.us — safe travels.

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1 Response to “This Week’s Wandering News”


  1. 1 jared March 24, 2008 at 1:41 am

    SUBJECT: BRIEF CYCLIST RANT RE: MENTION OF ‘DOORING’

    My two-minute meditative thought is that it’s been hard to deal with drivers in L.A. for many reasons. Somewhat central to many of them is the beaurecratic nightmare of this city… I’ve had police witness numerous offenses from drivers to me as a cyclist and observe virtually inactively. I had to yell at a cop downtown once to snap into action even as she drove behind Tattiya and I and saw a car trying to push us off the road… Ridiculous. How do I even begin to hold drivers accountable for their actions, let alone get them fined? Anyhow, still reading..


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