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More Tuk-Tuks To Hit Bangkok’s Streets
Chris Brown Cancels Australia Tour After Visa Troubles
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Japanese people have a unique way of celebrating the winemaking holiday known as Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Rather than drinking a fine vintage, they take a bath in it. A spa in Japan poured bottles of red wine into a pool and allowed patrons to soak in it.
South Africa’s home affairs minister is backpedaling after controversial visa rules were blamed for a decrease in the number of arrivals from China. Malusi Gigaba contended that it was a fear of Ebola that kept tourists away, not the visa rules. However, South Africa did not actually see any cases of the deadly virus.
This year, entrepreneur Siza Mzimela became the first black woman to start an airline in South Africa. Mzimela’s Fly Blue Crane, launched in September, offers regional service for low rates. Her goal is to make flying affordable for underserved and low income travelers.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California woman who lost her leg in a train accident in Austria cannot use U.S. courts to sue the railway, even though she purchased her tickets in the U.S. She needs to travel to Austria to file a suit.
After Hong Kong plummeted in the world’s clean air rankings, residents began calling for an increase in the number of pedestrian areas and bike paths in the crowded harbor-front area. The argument is that Hong Kong is compact and therefore ideal for car-free travel.
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