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E-mail email@example.comFebruary, March April and May. Fabulous fishing, Brilliant bird watching, Sensational... more
Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archaeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilisation.
"Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage," said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Guatemala City.
"We are fine with the celebration, but (the tourists) should be more aware because this is a (UNESCO) World Heritage Site," he told local media.
Gomez did not specify what was done, although he did say it was forbidden to climb the stairs at the site and indicated that the damage was irreparable.
Temple II, which is about 38 meters (125 feet) high and faces the central Tikal plaza, is one of the site's best known structures.
Friday marked the end of an era that lasted 5,200 years, according to the Mayan "Long Count" calendar. Some believed the date also marked the end of the world as foretold by Mayan hieroglyphs.
More than 7,000 people visited Tikal on Friday to see native Mayan priests hold a colourful ceremony and light fires as the sun emerged to mark the new era.
Critics complained that the event was really for tourists and had little to do with the Mayans. About 42 percent of Guatemala's 14.3 million residents are native Mayans, and most live in poverty and endure discrimination.
The ancient Mayans reached their peak of power in Central America between the years 250 and 900 AD.
UNESCO declared Tikal a World Heritage Site in 1979.
AFP Relaxnews | 24 December, 2012 08:18
AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMALTourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged... more
This city really exist. It a network of tunnels that were built at the height of nuclear paranoia in the 1970s. this “underground city” had to cover about 80 square kilometers and it must be able to cover thousands civilians under tensions of Soviet Russia.
The idea was that inhabitants could go underground during several minutes in case of attack and stay there safely for weeks if necessary.
Since 2007 tunnels became a tourist attraction. There is a huge space under Beijing and many places are well forgotten. Researchers try to find new tunnels and rooms. One door had a note pinned on: “Closed until further notice.”
Greg Savarese tells: “We searched for ages and eventually found some soldiers who unlocked a door and took us below ground -- we walked for about an hour and saw a school, a hospital, street signs on the walls -- even a movie theater.”
Who know what else can be hidden under Beijing…
Read more here: http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/tv/beijings-secret-subterranean-city-508555?hpt=hp_bn10This city really exist. It a network of tunnels that were built at the height of... more
Find out what happens when you mix too much Belgian beer with teddy bears and Colin Farrell in Brugge...
http://mitziszereto.com/blog/bats-in-the-belfry-a-date-with-colin-farrell/Find out what happens when you mix too much Belgian beer with teddy bears and Colin... more
Fantastic site. One of the best ways to travel on a budget and make wonderful friends World wide...http://www.couchsurfing.org/index.html Fantastic site. One of the best ways to... more
Global tourism "recovered strongly" in 2010, spurred by emerging economies in Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, for an overall increase of 6.7 percent, to 935 million international tourist arrivals, the U.N. World Tourism Organization said Monday.
link: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/01/17/tourism.rebound/index.html?hpt=SbinGlobal tourism "recovered strongly" in 2010, spurred by emerging economies... more
Author, blogger and Mitzi TV creator/presenter Mitzi Szereto and her famous sidekick bear Teddy Tedaloo embark upon a surreal Christmas outing in London, replete with babushkas, beer, and a missing glove.Author, blogger and Mitzi TV creator/presenter Mitzi Szereto and her famous sidekick... more
A very adorable nature event happened when tourists watched a hippo rescue some struggling zebra's and gnu's as they crossed the river Mara.
The baby Gnu was separated from its mother and was certainly going to drown, but tourists stated they saw the female hippo swim over and push the animal to shore.
"But the female hippo’s work did not finish there. Within ten minutes she spotted a little zebra crossing the same stretch of water and pushed it across, its tiny head struggling to keep above the torrent."-Metro
The guide said everyone was amazed by the unforgettable rescues.A very adorable nature event happened when tourists watched a hippo rescue some... more
The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has warned that the 2012 Olympic games would be harmful to Britain’s tourism industry. The ETOA has published research from cities who previously hosted the Olympic Games, which shows it has a “profoundly disruptive” effect on local tourism. They describe the official estimates for the number of visitors as “exaggerated”. The association warned: “Normal tourist businesses suffer during the Games period . . . The region around the Games can suffer more than the host city . . . The impression that everything will be overcrowded and overpriced blights a region . . . [and] these difficulties are exacerbated by exaggerated claims of the benefits derived from the Games.”
Meanwhile Boris Johnson is drumming up a further 8000 voluntary positions for the role of “London Ambassadors”, which would involve helping the vast increase of tourists and visitors in 2012 to find their way around the city. So no paid tourism jobs there.
http://www.spectacle.co.uk/spectacleblog/olympics-2012/etoa-claims-2012-games-bad-for-tourism/The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has warned that the 2012 Olympic games... more
One woman's campaign to save an orang-utan called Mely, who is chained up so paying tourists can see her miseryHer look seems to plead with you. Mely the orang-utan is a pitiful sight as she sits slumped, depressed and shackled by a chain.The 15-year-old ape was snatched as a baby from her rainforest home by a fisherman who had callously shot dead her mother. He seized Mely and keeps her captive, constrained by padlocks and chains on the balcony of his riverside shack near the River Sambas in Borneo. Why? The fisherman charges gullible tourists a fee to look at her.
LINK : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1318352/Womans-campaign-save-Mely-ape-captivity-Borneo.htmlHer look seems to plead with you. Mely the orang-utan is a pitiful sight as she sits... more
Mission control to Manchester: British 'rocket man' launches mission to become first private firm to put tourists into spaceA team of British rocketeers plan to open the door to the stars by becoming the first private firm to put tourists in space.Starchaser boss Steve Bennett and astronaut Matt Shrewbridge hope to loft the first paying passengers into the cosmos by 2015.
LINK : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315355/British-rocket-man-launches-mission-private-company-tourists-space--hopes-sky-high-earner.htmlA team of British rocketeers plan to open the door to the stars by becoming the first... more
Airport security must be a strange job at times, with the X-ray machine you must see some strange shaped objects you'll probably have to investigate.
For one team in Greece the scan revealed six skulls in the bags of two American tourists.
However, for the tourists they told police they brought the skulls as souvenirs and thought they were fakes.
"The two young travellers have been charged with desecrating the dead after officials at Athens international airport spotted the six skulls in their hand luggage at, authorities said."-MetroAirport security must be a strange job at times, with the X-ray machine you must see... more
Vanguard correspondent Adam Yamaguchi talks about his travels to Greenland, one of the most remote and difficult destinations on the globe.
"Vanguard," airing weekly on Current TV Wednesdays at 10/9c, is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Kaj Larsen, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.
For more, go to http://current.com/vanguard.Vanguard correspondent Adam Yamaguchi talks about his travels to Greenland, one of the... more
The Trampe bicycle lift (Norwegian: Sykkelheisen Trampe) is the first, and currently only, bicycle lift in the world. The prototype was built in 1993 in Trondheim, and it is still in service. Trampe is a Norwegian verb meaning "to stomp". http://www.grabi.co.cc/index.php/novosti/off/34361-bicycle-lift-in-norwayThe Trampe bicycle lift (Norwegian: Sykkelheisen Trampe) is the first, and currently... more
It all depends on the culture of the area and how their locals treat tourists to determine whether you should dress the part or leave the fanny pack at home.
Link: http://www.hospitalitymanagementschools.net/blog/2010/10-tell-tale-signs-youre-a-tourist/It all depends on the culture of the area and how their locals treat tourists to... more
Gazing at the Colosseum in moonlight can make for a romantic date. Soon tourists will be able to stroll inside the ancient arena on Saturday nights for a limited time only.
Rome officials announced on Friday that for seven straight Saturdays starting Aug. 21, visitors can tour the Colosseum with an archaeologist. They will enter in groups of 40 people maximum from 9 p.m. till midnight.
Normally, the monument is open only during daytime, but last summer also saw some nighttime tours.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20100806/ap_tr_ge/eu_travel_brief_italy_colosseum_by_nightGazing at the Colosseum in moonlight can make for a romantic date. Soon tourists will... more
The Gothamologist explores the nature of scenes and labels in Times Square.
Easy Gun permits make Utah a shopping destination for gun hungry tourists .
The comedy group, Improv Everywhere, pranked NYC by creating separate walking lanes for tourists and New Yorkers on a Fifth Avenue sidewalk. Department of Transportation "employees" were on hand to enforce the new rules and ask pedestrians for their feedback on the initiative.The comedy group, Improv Everywhere, pranked NYC by creating separate walking lanes... more
The line painted onto a Fifth Avenue sidewalk dividing pedestrian traffic into "Tourists" and "New Yorkers" was "the talk of the Internet" yesterday, reports the New York Post, which paid a professional journalist and photographer to go do actual reporting from the scene of the prank. (They even edited together a video segment.) The Daily News dispatched journalists, too! Both tabloids report divided opinions on the dividing line.
Ambitious 22-year-old tourist Melissa Pace, of Ohio, told the Daily News, "I'm a tourist, but I want to walk in the New Yorker lane. I might get away with it because I'm wearing new jeans that I got in SoHo." She already sounds like a "New Yorker," right? Bianca Smith, a receptionist, liked the idea, and actually told the Post she hoped officials will find a way to force pedestrians to obey the delineation. "I don't know if the lanes could be enforced, but it would be nice," said Smith, who gets that sometimes you have to give up certain freedoms for the sake of convenience.
But Rolando Gilbride, 33, of Brooklyn, seemed to think the whole absurd prank was simply absurd. "Real New Yorkers don't notice crap like this," Gilbride told the News. "We don't look down when we walk. We look forward." What do you think, Internet? Should the NYPD begin enforcing the new tourist/New Yorker lanes on all NYC sidewalks by checking pedestrians' IDs? Or should tourists be equipped with electric shock collars upon arrival in NYC, programmed to zap them whenever they stray beyond pre-designated tourist zones?The line painted onto a Fifth Avenue sidewalk dividing pedestrian traffic into... more