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Author elsslots
Admin
#46 | Posted: 22 Jul 2020 05:56 
Colvin:
it looks like 2020 wouldn't have been any better a year to try for St. Kilda

Skellig Michael is closed for the full year as well

Author clyde
Partaker
#47 | Posted: 8 Aug 2020 11:44 

Author clyde
Partaker
#48 | Posted: 8 Aug 2020 11:47 
Russian swimmers complete eco-relay across Lake Baikal

https://today.rtl.lu/news/science-and-environment/a/1560487.html

Author Jurre
Partaker
#49 | Posted: 10 Aug 2020 05:52 
Jiankou: China's remote and dangerous Great Wall

An article about a less touristy part of the Great Wall

Author Jurre
Partaker
#50 | Posted: 10 Aug 2020 06:04 

Author Jurre
Partaker
#51 | Posted: 10 Aug 2020 06:17 
Can Venice turn the tide on mass tourism?

Venice and tourism: they can't live with it, they can't live without it.

Author carlosarion
Partaker
#52 | Posted: 11 Aug 2020 19:27 | Edited by: carlosarion 

Author Jurre
Partaker
#53 | Posted: 12 Aug 2020 06:24 

Author Jurre
Partaker
#54 | Posted: 19 Aug 2020 10:28 

Author Jurre
Partaker
#55 | Posted: 22 Aug 2020 04:45 | Edited by: Jurre 
The Neusiedler lake is drying up. Maybe this will be permanent. What are the solutions?

(Dutch) Het meer van Neusiedl in Oostenrijk droogt (opnieuw) op, mogelijk definitief, zijn er oplossingen?

Author Jurre
Partaker
#56 | Posted: 26 Aug 2020 15:24 | Edited by: Jurre 
(Dutch) Liechtenstein ruziet met Tsjechië over 75 jaar oud decreet (en over gebied 10 keer zo groot als het ministaatje)

Liechtenstein is arguing with Czechia about an area 10 times the size of the principality.

After the Second World War, Edvard Beneš, the president of Czechoslovakia, decided that the Sudeten Germans had to leave the territory because of collaboration with Nazi Germany. The decision also concerned Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein. He was considered to be German and lost several estates in nowadays Czechia. These estates amount to a territory about 10 times the size of the principality. Among these estates are the WHS of Lednice and Valtice.

During communism, the claims of the Liechtenstein family were not heard, but after the fall of communism in 1989, an organisation was created to reclaim the lost properties.

The case will now be presented to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Author mrayers
Partaker
#57 | Posted: 29 Aug 2020 03:25 
Here is an interesting twist to the current travel situation:


https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/fernando-de-noronha-brazil-reopens-covid-19/index.html

Paradise islands reopen only to visitors who've had Covid-19
CNN · Updated 29th August 2020

Turquoise waters, beaches of golden sand, dolphins swimming lazily offshore. The Fernando de Noronha archipelago off the coast of Brazil is one of the most beautiful destinations anywhere in the world.

And now it's open to travelers again -- but with an unexpected catch. You can go only if you show you have had Covid-19.

/snip/

"To land on the archipelago, the tourist will need to present the result of a positive PCR test that is at least 20 days old, or the result of the serological test showing the presence of antibodies against Covid," its administrator, Guilherme Rocha, told a news conference on Thursday.

I suppose that given Brazil's high prevalence of cases, this at least gives them a large pool of potential visitors.

Author elsslots
Admin
#58 | Posted: 29 Aug 2020 04:23 
mrayers:
large pool of potential visitors.

90% of its visitors were Brazilian anyway. Though even Brazil seems to be far from so many Covid cases that 50% or more have been infected - there'd be still more 'healthy' tourists (also given the economical class of the visitors, this is not a cheap destination).

Author mrayers
Partaker
#59 | Posted: 29 Aug 2020 10:22 
elsslots:
this is not a cheap destination

True, a fact that I am painfully aware of... ;-)

Author Jurre
Partaker
#60 | Posted: 14 Sep 2020 17:19 
Article on Luxembourg City on the website of the bbc: Europe's most misunderstood capital?

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