Do know of other interesting blogs?

I am always looking for interesting links. For this section, I am interested in blogs or sites:
  1. by aid workers or development workers,
  2. from expats and adventurers living in or travelling through exotic places.
  3. promoting humanitarian activism, aid news, development issues...
The blogs and sites should be
  • well written
  • regularly updated
  • appealing (aid blogs should contain pictures)
  • inspiring
  • be at least six months old
  • preferably in English, as most of my audience reads English.
While I do read the blogs in these list regularly, there might always be one with a broken link, so please let me know if this is the case .

How can you forward me a blog, or remark?
Either drop me a note via peter (at) theroadtothehorizon (dot) org
or even easier: leave a comment in this post.

Thanks for helping in keeping this list up to date!

Peter

26 comments:

Anonymous,  26 June, 2008 08:44  

Hi,
an interesting Thailand Blog:
[snip]

We would be interested in a link exchange.
best regards
anuparp

Peter Casier 26 June, 2008 08:46  

Hi Anuparp,

will be watching your blog and see after a couple of months if the posts keep coming! With you the best of luck.

PS: there is something wrong with your template... The way I view it, your posts start only to show where the text in your side columns stops...

P.

Owen Barder 27 October, 2008 13:23  

Thanks for adding my blog, Owen Abroad (at www.owen.org/blog)

You've listed it as US. Actually I live in Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa.

You might also be interested in my development podcast, Development Drums:
http://developmentdrums.org

Peter 27 October, 2008 16:25  

@Owen: thanks for the input. Thought to have seen in your 'about' section you were in the US..
Have corrected.

Hey, I was in Addis 3 weeks ago. we could have had a beer!

Will look at (listen to) your podcast asap...!

P.

The pale observer 23 November, 2008 22:19  

Hi Peter

Love your site - I've put a link to it in my site.

Would like you to consider mine for inclusion in the expat blogs section.

www.hollisramblings.blogspot.com

I'm a Canadian - ex-Aid Worker but living and working in Ghana now for the past 12 years..

Peter 24 November, 2008 01:52  

Hi Holli,

I will. You will see it in the next update.

Peter

Conneally 26 February, 2009 23:17  

Hi - love the blog - a real gem of a find. I am relatively new to blogging and would be thrilled to have my url included on your site. Keep up the good work - Paul,

http://headdowneyesopen.blogspot.com/

Peter 26 February, 2009 23:45  

@Conneally

Will include it in my 'aidresources' chapter in the side column. You will see it in the next release!

P.

SHONA 27 February, 2009 10:59  

Thanks for the great site.
Here in Eastern Congo I don't get to talk to too many expats so it is fascinating to see such a collection of blogs from aid workers across the world. If you could add my blog, I'd appreciate it.

Peter 27 February, 2009 11:31  

@Shona:

Glad to add your blog! Will be up in the next release of the aidblogs widget!!

There are not that many blogging aidworkers around, so I am always happy with 'a new discovery'!!

Can I add your blog to the list of http://www.aidworkers.net aidblogs too?

amstravels 21 April, 2009 15:08  
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Carly 18 May, 2009 09:37  

Hi,

I'm an aid worker currently in the Philippines, so here's some self promotion of my blog http://chasingcarly.blogspot.com

Cheers,
Carly.

Peter 18 May, 2009 13:31  

@carla @amstravels

will add, thanks!

Cueball 31 May, 2009 13:46  

Hi fascinating blog - an inspiration to us all. Thought you might be interested in @learnasone (www.learnasone.org), which blogs about the schools it helps to fund.

Peter 31 May, 2009 14:41  

Thanks Cueball! that blog looks interesting... will include it!

P

Lee 24 July, 2009 09:41  

not really an aid worker, but occassional musings on Juba, Southern Sudan: rovingbandit.blogspot.com

Peter 24 July, 2009 17:46  

@Lee: thanks! will include it in my expat blogroll...

The Team at Uganda Village Project 07 October, 2009 16:18  

Hi Peter:

We are a small nonprofit in rural Uganda working on poverty, health, and education issues. Our blog is updated by one of our staff members in Uganda.
www.ugandavillageproject.org
@uvp

thank you.

Peter 08 October, 2009 22:36  

@The Team at Uganda Village Project

I had your blog already on my blogroll (http://delicious.com/nonprofitblogs) and updates are propagated through http://humanitariannews.org and http://nonprofitblogs.info

but I did not have your main site... I will include that one on my next update for the blogroll of the The Road to the Horizon!

thanks for the tip, and keep up the good work!

Peter

nisha 22 August, 2010 11:17  

Please look up http://chhayapath.blogspot.com/

Peter 23 August, 2010 12:39  

@Nisha: thanks... I will add your blog to the "aidblogs" list, next release!

Peter

kickpolio 27 October, 2011 09:44  

Hi Peter, my blog is very new and I am trying to enlighten Nigerians and Africans in general about the wild polio virus. I also talk about various public health issues and the role individuals have to play in their immediate environments.
my blog is www.kickpolio.wordpress.com

Cheers,
Zainab

kickpolio 28 October, 2011 17:35  

Hi Peter,

Still no word from you as regards my blog...will it be added to your next updated lists?

Thanks,

Zainab

Peter 29 October, 2011 12:00  

@Zainab,

I am glad that you found inspiration in the #IFWF3 work. It is good to define the purpose of your blog as you did... More insights will follow as you go along...

One tip: if you take over articles from other blogs, then I'd suggest to only take over excerpts (not the whole article), and to certainly put a link back to the original article (e.g. "Read the full article", and then link back. Or "Original article published on..." and a link back)..

On list blogs in my list: blogs need to be at least 6 months old. So remind me in a couple of months, and I can include it..

Best of luck to you!

Peter

kickpolio 30 October, 2011 00:03  

Thanks for the tip Peter...and yes, i will definitely remind you about the addition in a few months time..


Regards,

ZAINAB

JamieNoelle 08 May, 2012 09:55  

I would be honored if you would include my blog in your blog roll. I'm a young American teaching in the south of France for the past three years. I realized that I could not settle for an ordinary life as soon as I moved to Europe, and have decided to make my life here. It has not been easy, but I'm finding that the sacrifices have been worth it. When I'm not teaching English and learning valuable life lessons, I'm either painting for traveling throughout Europe and North Africa.

http://jamienoelle.blogspot.fr/

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