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· August, 2012

Stories about Travel from August, 2012

30 August 2012

Controversial Tibet Theme Park Project Launched

Tibetan dissidents have described the USD 4.7 billion Chinese project as the “Disneyfication of Tibet.“ The park will first be used to shoot 'Princess Wencheng', a film about the niece...

28 August 2012

Lebanese Tourism Pays the Ultimate Price

Recent political upheavals in the region and kidnappings in Lebanon have made tourists, mainly Gulf nationals, flee the country. Lebanese and Gulf netizens react to the development.

Ukraine: Striving for Unguarded EU Borders

Egypt: Change at Sidi Gaber Station, Alexandria

East Timor: Return Trip of an Indonesian

26 August 2012

France: An Epic Flight from Paris to Beirut – via Damascus

An Air France flight from Paris to Beirut on August 15, turned into a 20-hour nightmare for its passengers, including the French Ambassador to Lebanon. After diverting to Damascus, Syria,...

Kazakhstan: The Beauty of Altai Mountains

24 August 2012

Angolan Tourists Spend Big Bucks in Portugal

'Little by little we see Angolan money starting to dominate businesses and the economic sectors in Portugal.' According to a netizen this is in stark contrast to 70% of Angola's...

France: Mandatory Car Driver Breathalyzers in Bid to Reduce Accidents

Starting from July 1 2012, every vehicle driver in France has had to carry a breathalyzer. This measure is aimed at diminishing the number of accidents caused by drivers under...

16 August 2012

Peru: Amazon Officially Inaugurated as Nature's Wonder

On Monday, August 13, the city of Iquitos was the scene of colourful celebrations marking the official inauguration of the Amazon as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature....

9 August 2012

Bolivia: New Video Campaign Seeks to Boost Tourism

'Bolivia Awaits You' is the name of a promotional tourism campaign recently launched by the government of Bolivia. It seeks to boost tourism by investing 20 million US dollars in...

5 August 2012

Bangladesh, USA: 5000 Miles Bicycle Ride For Climate Awareness

This summer two activists from Bangladesh are riding on a tandem bike to collect and measure the amount of plastic and other waste they come across during their 5000 miles...

Iraq: Six Months Before the US Invasion