Looking for slums that are similar to the former Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong -- areas where the population have created their own sorts of internal ecosystems for one reason or another, living together in some kind of (likely rather tense) harmony. Ideally, these would be places where people have trotted out storefronts/small businesses, and have somehow either leeched off the public infrastructure or created their own. Bonus points if the residents are essentially unauthorized to live there. Nowhere in the US, please (though I'd still be interested in knowing). I already know about Dharavi, Kibera, and the Tower of David in Caracas.
posted by dmaterialized
on Jan 20, 2014 -
Which organized international child welfare/protection/rights agencies could use a volunteer lawyer? [more inside]
posted by grak88
on Mar 23, 2011 -
I'm considering going abroad to study for the bar exam during June and July. I'd like to go somewhere interesting, fun, and also relatively inexpensive. Two places I'm considering are Berlin and Buenos Aires. Assuming I rent an apartment for two months (probably shared), and live a decent but non-extravagant student's lifestyle (I'll be studying during the days, but will still have nights and weekends free to explore and have some fun), how much can I expect to spend per month in each city? Any other suggestions for inexpensive but fun cities?
posted by decoherence
on Mar 19, 2011 -
Photography and travel. What is the law regarding photography on airports? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Danniman
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Can hotels charge more for handicap accessible rooms, and do they have to make these rooms available to handicapped individuals? [more inside]
posted by sirhensley
on Jan 16, 2009 -
I am being sponsored to travel to the UK for the purpose of educating myself about international humanitarian law
. Apart from the British Red Cross, are there any places of interest / etc that I should visit that would be relevant to this area of law?
posted by nihraguk
on Nov 19, 2008 -
This travel advisory
from the State Department website, dated 1998, states that the use of GPS units is highly regulated in Russia and that it is risky to bring one unless it is fully documented. Now, GPS units are a lot more common today than they were in 1998. Do I really have to worry about this? I am planning a multi-country trip and I could mail myself the GPS ahead of time to my post-Russia destination if I had to. I am an amateur photographer and I use the unit to tag the location of photos I have taken.
posted by matildaben
on May 11, 2007 -
Where to elope? The SO and I would like to elope in January, but we haven't found a place that suits us. A Justice of the Peace/city hall-type wedding would suit us well, but if possible, we'd like that municipal building to be a wonderful, old, beautiful (or new and funky) building in an interesting country/city/area that we could spend some time exploring. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl
on Nov 28, 2006 -
I'm searching for a 3-month law-related not-for-profit summer job outside of North America. Where should I go, and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Oct 30, 2006 -