Travel on a Shoestring Carnival: South America, Africa, Middle East #3

February 24, 2008

in Africa, Architecture, Carnivals, Cheap Activities, Middle East, Shopping, South America, Travel

Welcome to the third Travel on a Shoestring Carnival for South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Here you’ll find South American, African, and Middle Eastern (and Antarctic!) travel tips for those without a lot of money to spend.

Bandiagara girlPhotographic inspiration for our carnival this week is again thanks to Intelligent Travel. Romel Jacinto snapped this image of a girl in Bandigara, Mali — read further details at its Global Eye post.

Those wonderful IT folks drew my attention to a relatively new feature at the National Geographic Traveler website: Laura Morelli, an art historian, writes a monthly article on indigenous crafts called The Genuine Article. This month’s topic is, aptly enough, The Art of Brazilian Lace.

Brazil is also the focus of many of Matthew Hamilton’s posts over at Fuego Y Agua – Travels In Latin America. Two posts with budget pretensions are Brasilia — the City as an Art Exhibit and Showering in Waterfalls. And you are probably missing something if you’ve never tried Latin Loving — “Passion Without Limits” at Love Motels; thankfully, Matthew helps us all experience the, um, pleasure vicariously.

Making its way around the blogosphere is Priya Jestin’s post on Top 25 Most Beautiful Castles in the World at International Listings Blog. Seven of the castles on her list can be found in the Middle East, Africa or South America.

Wrapping up this week, Raymond presents The Best Travel Rewards Credit Card | Money Blue Book posted at Money Blue Book.

If you’d like to see your post on budget travel in South America, Africa or the Middle East in this carnival, submit using the online form found here. Readers, encourage your favorite regional bloggers to submit posts for next month! Our next carnival will be posted March 1, when we return to Europe. You can submit your posts for that carnival here.

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