Travel on a Shoestring Carnival: South America, Africa, Middle East #5

July 1, 2008

in Africa, Carnivals, Middle East, Online Media, Peru, South America, Travel, Web Tips

Welcome to the fifth 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.

Photographic inspiration this week thanks to Nick Amis of Intelligent Travel’s Global Eye.  Click on the link to read about the details of this photo of Arequipa, Peru.

Did you follow Rick Steves on his recent trip to Iran?  Before you see the video on your local public television station, you can catch up on his impressions and experiences filming off his own beaten track in the name of peace from the page Rick Travels to Iran.

If you’re headed to South America, you’re probably considering learning or brushing up on Spanish before your trip.  Take Global Traveler’s advice and discover The Advantages of Taking Online Spanish Classes posted at Traveling Around The World.

Chris Christensen of the Amateur Traveler interviews an insider about the lovely island of Madagascar.

Sheila Scarborough blogs about the star of Bahrain Rising over at Perceptive Travel Blog.

Terry Carter lays out the ins and outs of Dubai in his posts Top Things to Do in Dubai and Dubai Guide: Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Experiences at Viator Travel Blog.

axel writes about hitchhiking in Africa in Traveling And Personal Growth posted at axel g.

For those hoping to stay connected on the go, Matthew Paulson presents How Not to Get Charged $5.00 a Minute When Using Your Cell-Phone Overseas posted at The Travel Advocate.

Thanks for reading along.  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. Encourage your favorite regional bloggers to submit posts for next month! Our next carnival will be posted Saturday, when we return to Europe. You can submit your posts through tomorrow for that carnival here.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ethan Zara 07.02.08 at 7:11 am

wow! great picture! did you take it? what were your camera settings? cheers on the site. It’s part of my blogroll.

2 poetloverrebelspy 07.02.08 at 11:39 am

Thanks for your comment, Ethan. As noted above, Nick Amis took that picture. You can read all the technical details if you click on the Global Eye link.

3 Janelle 07.03.08 at 12:16 am

Hi Ethan,

Glad you like the pic – it was found in National Geographic Traveler’s Flickr pool – and featured on our blog, Intelligent Travel.

Global Eye photos on the blog: http://intelligenttravel.typepad.com/it/global_eye/index.html

NGT Flickr Pool:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/intelligent_travel/pool/

Add your photos and we’ll do our best to feature them. And thanks, as always, for featuring us in the carnival!

- Janelle

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