The threat to freedom in Ukraine

These two countries have made headlines this past week largely in part to unrest and large protests – a surprise to some who usually associate political unrest and violence to other regions in the world such as the Middle East. So why exactly is this happening? 

The threat to freedom has arrived to the continent of Europe – with massacres of protesters in Ukraine visible to anyone with access to the internet and televisions. Europe has not seen a country so close to a civil war since Yugoslavia in 1992.

Viktor Yanukovich is a democratically elected president who has used his powers to eliminate liberal-rights safeguards and jail political opponents by creating ridiculous charges. Ukraine is starting to show signs of a failed state that will not begin to see much positive change for a while. America and the EU must come together to help eliminate this threat to freedom and civil war potential and recognize the problems, impose sanctions, offer asylum to political refugees and do whatever it can take to help this revolution before these massacres end up happening for nothing. 

Social media helped the international system recognize the horrors that occur during these revolutions such as in Egypt. Check out this link of a 37 year old man who has documented this unrest on his Facebook page. 

http://boingboing.net/2013/12/23/euromaidan-a-facebook-revolut.html 

Travel destination: India

Travel blogs all around are here to help satisfy your urge to travel the world. We travel for the uncertainty and challenge what you know. This weeks travel quote really depicts that craving we naturally always have about parts of the world that are unknown to you. This is exactly how I felt when I signed and paid my deposit to go to India last winter. India was going to be the leap of faith I was going to take and tons of different travel blogs solidified my attempt at seeking out a hard to reach place.

Whether you travel for the prestige, the calories, or the high emotions – picking a destination always proves to be difficult and for this weeks travel destination I recommend India –  specifically Mumbai. 

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The moment I stepped off that plane the months of mental preparation I had for my three week adventure went out the window. Expect the unexpected is what they say when you are ready to travel and India captivated me from the moment I stepped out…or should I say the moment I stepped into my first restaurant at one in the morning for delicious food. Mumbai is a city that never sleeps and even though it was one in the morning when we arrived there was plenty to see.

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This hectic city has so much to offer and the only way to explain it is to visit it and make sense of it yourself. So why not take a look at what it has to offer when you’re off making a decision! 

Optimize your Travel Blog!

Every organization tries to accumulate as many followers and traffic onto their website but this is not limited to just companies and businesses – do your research and apply it to your travel blog today! Don’t fall in between the cracks and focus on optimizing your blog for all those casual likers and quiet followers. Post content that encourages participation.

 

Rather than hiring a social media agency – why not do a little research yourself and apply it to your blog. Search engine optimization and PR go hand in hand – focus on branding your travel blog by getting links trafficked back to your blog.

Don’t think you can limit optimizing to just links – drive your travel blog with images as well. Photos from times abroad are a big part of your blog – use a title attribute for linking image and hyperlink your photos. Generate more traffic by sharing your photo on different platforms. The little things can go a long way.

 

Fellow wanderlust bloggers, we have an urge to learn more and more when traveling and choose to share our experiences and journeys. Learn some more about SEO and help spread your knowledge. Own that tite, description, and keyword tags! Be a smart blogger – for someone else will soon catch the same travel bug you now have. 

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