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Blog Treasure Hunt - July 2011

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Please post here those blogs you are particularly enjoying this month and what is good about them.
3 years ago, June 30th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #139490  
Here is this month's installment of the Blog Treasure Hunt. If you have found a blog with either fantastic pictures, gripping adventure, lyrical prose or a combination of these three, then let the world know.

To post an entry, just find the Blog Code - - and post it here.





[Edited: 2011 Jul 03 22:51 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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3 years ago, July 10th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #139946  
Dancing Dave has published two excellent blogs about the men and wome of Mali. I love their stories.

Dancing Dave

FACES OF MALI...THE MEN

FACES OF MALI...THE WOMEN
[Edited: 2011 Jul 10 03:48 - D MJ Binkley:42569 ]
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3 years ago, July 22nd 2011 No: 3 Msg: #140761  
The Dribbleman finished ten months in Africa with an excellent summary. My thoughts on 10 months in Africa Reply to this

36 months ago, July 25th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #140889  
We have a blogger that was in Oslo during the explosion and attacks.

Explosion in Oslo Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #141074  
Clearly my absence from TB has not been good for my memory. Could someone please tell me where to find the code for a blog so I can paste it here? :-)

ThreeFitty has summed up his experiences from recent travels in a blog with his favourite pictures.

Awesome blog and fantastic pictures. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #141078  
Welcome back!

Find the blog code (it looks like this - ) and copy it into here. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #141081  
Where is the blog code? I can't seem to find it. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #141084  
Look for the blogger profile. Under it, you will see something called Blog Options - it is just beneath that (next to the blogger code) - but above the Private Message, Recommend and other options. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #141085  
Thanks Shane.

Here is the blog I was talking about 94,553km traveled, 181days, 20 flights, 7 countries Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #141086  
You are welcome Reply to this

36 months ago, July 27th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #141087  
Just finished reading, what a philosophical, beautifully written and lyrical blog.


[Edited: 2011 Jul 27 12:26 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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36 months ago, July 28th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #141151  
Here is one that was published last week, even though it is dated for June. I am never sure which treasure hunt to put those ones in.

I find the following blog very informative. I had no idea that it takes so long to get back to normal after a natural disaster. I though, a wealthy country like Japan would be back to how it was before the tsunami within months.

The Last Day on Site Reply to this

36 months ago, July 28th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #141183  

Here is one that was published last week, even though it is dated for June. I am never sure which treasure hunt to put those ones in.



I agree with putting them in the published date, thus the blog you recommend would be in July (as it is now). Reply to this

36 months ago, July 28th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #141204  

In response to: Msg #141151

The natural disaster in Japan is going to cost hundreds of millions of dollor's. The affected coastline is hundres of miles long and then you have the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, which is getting most of the governments attention at the moment.

Just like with Katrina, there were still affected areas a year after the disaster. In fact, there are STILL affected areas. Natural disasters take YEARS to come back from. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 28th 2011 No: 15 Msg: #141209  
So, how is Brisbane after the floods of earlier this year, Shane? I presumed since it is no longer in the news that everything is back to normal and fixed up, but judging by what Kathryn says that is likely not the case.

I dont think I have ever lived in anyplace where a natural disaster is likley, so am clueless about what it really means for people who live in those places. The worst was that volcano in Iceland that errupted last year, but it is far away enough that all it affected here in Germany were flights. Nobody could fly for days. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 28th 2011 No: 16 Msg: #141222  
What happened in Brisbane was minimal when compared to Japan. I lost power for eight days and there was water and mud everywhere, but now at Southbank, everything is back to normal except for two restaurants which have not reopened - but there is still another 60 to choose from. The famed Southbank beach opened a few weeks ago. In our carpark, which was under water for a long time (a couple of weeks) they are just now resurfacing the floor, it will be completed by next week.

Other parts of Brisbane are still being rebuilt of course. A lot of the river based public transport lost their jetties, but I believe all of those have now been restored.

Overall, we were lucky in Brisbane compared to some places west of here (Grantham was hit by an "inland tsunami") and they will be rebuilding there for years. On August 6, they will draw a ballot for land on higher ground for those residents who lost their homes. Thus, these people haven't even started rebuilding yet and the floods there were six months ago. It is a very long process coming back from such disasters. Reply to this

36 months ago, July 29th 2011 No: 17 Msg: #141225  

36 months ago, July 29th 2011 No: 18 Msg: #141276  
Thanks for the information folks.

Information exchanges like this show the real value of internet communities in my opinion. ie. They create international understanding. Internet forums have such a bad reputation because of the amount of negativity on them, that their ideal purpose rarely gets a chance to materialise, which is a real pity. Reply to this

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