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Contest… Best of TravelBlog 2007 Book!

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11 years ago, February 21st 2008 No: 21 Msg: #28080  
Only two photos but I found the entry enthralling none the less: I'm not shouting at you. I'm shouting at Kenya. by PostcardJunkie Reply to this

11 years ago, February 21st 2008 No: 22 Msg: #28095  
I'm amazed Bedreddin hasn't made it into this list. I know most of his blogs have been pre-2007 but they capture the spirit of travelblog so well. Have a look at Of Lorries and Rebels.

For the 2007 entries, I'd like to recommend this one: Quetta Days.

Oops! I've just realised that JonathanCampion nominated another of Bedreddin's blogs. Have a look here: Afghanistan, Finally.

I reckon it's a draw as to which is used. Can you use both?

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11 years ago, February 21st 2008 No: 23 Msg: #28104  
N Posts: 10
I would vote for any blog from

Cumberland Sausage - great pics and some very funny blogs. Team Turner

Pics from Cumberland Sausage and Team Turner are great.
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11 years ago, February 22nd 2008 No: 24 Msg: #28162  
N Posts: 10
I highly recommend any travelblog from Cumberland Sausage - his photos are the best of any blogger on this site and his commentary is very entertaining.

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11 years ago, February 22nd 2008 No: 25 Msg: #28173  
Cumberland Sausage's last entry (I agree, all superb) was in November 2006, which makes them ineligable. But if anyone should create their own book, as droptheworld.com are providing the opportunity to do, it's them, LovelyPlanet or Bedreddin. Reply to this

11 years ago, February 22nd 2008 No: 26 Msg: #28188  
B Posts: 33
sorry i made a mistake, the CLimbing Kinabalu entry was end of 2006, so it's not eligible for the contest. However, I still vote for Michael's next entries of Burma... alot of good pix there Reply to this

11 years ago, February 25th 2008 No: 27 Msg: #28448  
I finally managed to track down this blog I read aaages ago (it was early 2007). It was hard to remember, but it's a good thing I did as its very informative and insightful. The Teaching-English-in-Korea Blog by Jenni Jen.

Also The 219 - The Road Sublime: Kashgar to Ali by Banchory to the Bosphorous by Bike. That is one tough journey.
Finally Our White Wedding / Nuestra Boda Blanca by Mark and Maria is a nice, heart-warming story with quality photos.
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11 years ago, February 26th 2008 No: 28 Msg: #28567  

11 years ago, February 26th 2008 No: 29 Msg: #28592  
B Posts: 140
I love this one Taj by mattylee - it's true, no man can ever outdo Shah Jahan!
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11 years ago, February 26th 2008 No: 30 Msg: #28610  
N Posts: 1

The cobra charmer was a great blog by Maria Konecsny. It's hard to pick from among the amazing blogs but I have been reading Maria's stuff since she was in South-East Asia and they always make me want to get back out into the world.

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11 years ago, February 26th 2008 No: 31 Msg: #28616  
Something to never forget

The goosebumps and tears well when reading:Something to never forget.
Funny how words on a screen can effect many of us all across the world.
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11 years ago, February 27th 2008 No: 32 Msg: #28625  
To be able to step outside your own personal bias and comforts provides the most honest picture for those of us that are stuck in the more mundane. Mazz has a beautiful way of doing so. Check out:

“Varanasi - nothing more, nothing less”
www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/Varanasi/blog-182593.html
Varanasi - nothing more, nothing less

“The cobra charmer”
www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/Varanasi/blog-182977.html
The cobra charmer

“Something to never forget” (the one about the beggar man)
www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/New-Delhi/blog-186339.html
Something to never forget

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11 years ago, February 27th 2008 No: 33 Msg: #28672  
Being an avid follower of the blogs on this site, it really is hard to pick a favourite article for the contest.
However, I'd higly recommend the writings of 'Me in the Monsoons', particularly the latest blog entitled
'Something never to forget'
Something to never forget

The basis of her observations of the beggar man are universal and can be seen not only in India, but in our very own backyards.. We are all capable of giving and receiving love, of stretching out an open hand to those in need, so why does it remain so scarce? Love is free, powerful, uplifting; yet it seems to have become a conditional commodity based on a "give and take" rationale.

Not only are Maria's blogs informative and insightful, they also subconsiously force you to think outside the square and have truly changed my perceptions of the world, its people and places for the better.
Her posts also provide a welcome relief from mediocratic work and feed my inner travel bug...

A must have in any "Best of" collection..
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11 years ago, February 27th 2008 No: 34 Msg: #28721  
one which really got my attention :

“Something to never forget”
www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/New-Delhi/blog-186339.html
Something to never forget Reply to this

11 years ago, February 28th 2008 No: 35 Msg: #28764  
Zen and the Art of Sock Shopping by CatBrook is a superb piece of writing - stylish, accessible, relaxing, informative and funny.
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11 years ago, February 28th 2008 No: 36 Msg: #28822  
B Posts: 32
I recommend the Blog by Walkindude


WalkinDude.

Its initially what got me to keep returning to TravelBlog, and is a blog about a young guy travelling on his own around USA and Canada. Apart from being a good incite in to the areas in the US he travelled, I think it is a well written, honest blog about a guy travelling alone. I'm glad he did it.
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11 years ago, March 1st 2008 No: 37 Msg: #28954  
Well one blogger whoose travels I've followed is Katm1987. Best blog entries areGalapagos!!!!! and A pinch of salt - both have great photos.

Mattylee's blog Taj is very amusing and Mark and Maria's wedding blog is lovely too (getting married up a mountain, that's how to do it!!) Our White Wedding / Nuestra Boda Blanca
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11 years ago, March 1st 2008 No: 38 Msg: #28965  
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Hey Everybody. There is officially one week left before the final selections are made. I am incredibly happy with the response we've received from everyone on the forum post and with people visiting droptheworld.com. I've been busy reading over your choices and all the blogs have been thoroughly entertaining. Since this post has been up for a while now, I just wanted to chime in and let everyone know how the votes are stacking up.

So far...

Votes for 33 different Travel Bloggers.
Votes for blogs from 29 different countries.
And here's how each region of the world has fared.

Africa - 5 blogs
Antarctica - 1 blogs
Asia - 15 blogs
Europe - 3 blogs
Middle East - 2 blogs
North America - 3 blogs
Oceania - 4 blogs
South America - 4 blogs

I'm glad to see each region of the world represented here. Asia is way out ahead- North America, Europe and the Middle East can really use your help and South America, Africa and Oceania are treading water. It's all up to you the readers to help make the final selections be representative of the entire world!
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11 years ago, March 2nd 2008 No: 39 Msg: #28987  
hi

maybe im a bit biased but the following blog is for a very good cause and the fact that it has actually helped sponsor a few orphaned children to date is all the more reason to highlight....

Oaxaca Street Children Project
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11 years ago, March 3rd 2008 No: 40 Msg: #29046  
I should probably be studying... but here's another great Africa blog: 'The scar on the conscience of the world'.

For the Middle East, any of Mingalaba's blogs could suffice. I dont know which entry in particular though, they're all pretty good but ive never finished a whole one!

Yeah i think you really need more Europe blogs.
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