ReconAfrica, exploring for oil upstream of the Okavango Delta, accused of ignoring Namibians’ concerns; Jeffrey Barbee & Laurel Neme; National Geographic

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Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.

Source: ReconAfrica, exploring for oil upstream of the Okavango Delta, accused of ignoring Namibians’ concerns

Mount Athos finally opens to Pilgrims; Greek City Times

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The world-famous monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece is reopening its doors to pilgrims and visitors after a months-long lockdown, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

Source: Mount Athos finally opens to Pilgrims – Greek City Times

Best Hiking Destinations In Europe | Preparing For Post-Covid 19 Long-Distance Trekking Adventures; Jazz Noble; Outdoors Magic


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Get ahead of your post-lockdown holiday planning with this expansive list of some of the best hiking locations Europe has to offer.

Source: Best Hiking Destinations In Europe | Preparing For Post-Covid 19 Long-Distance Trekking Adventures – Outdoors Magic

Tourists eye Cambodia’s new world heritage site; Reuters/Oman Observer

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Source: Tourists eye Cambodia’s new world heritage site

Skellig Michael Boatmen Optimistic for Mid-June Re-opening of UNESCO World Heritage Site; Afloat

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It is understood OPW staff have not been given any date as yet for return.

Source: Skellig Michael Boatmen Optimistic for Mid-June Re-opening of UNESCO World Heritage Site

Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami; nippon.com

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Southern Kyūshū’s various national parks feature active volcanoes and stunning mountains surrounded by picturesque coastal landscapes and countless islands.

Source: Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami

10 trains cancelled on Kalka-Shimla track; Ambika Sharma; Tribune India

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Only one train to ply l Decision taken due to low occupancy amid pandemic Reeling under low occupancy due to Covid, only one train will be plying on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Kalka-Shimla rail track now, while 10 others have been cancelled since yesterday.

Source: 10 trains cancelled on Kalka-Shimla track

Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse; Rick Gladstone; New York Times

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Discover the most beautiful libraries of Hungary; Eszter Mrazik; Daily News Hungary

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Must-visit spots for lovers of books and/or architecture. 🇭🇺 📚🏛️ #Hungary #Budapest #Keszthely #Eger #Pannonhalma #Zirc #Sárospatak #libraries

Source: Discover the most beautiful libraries of Hungary – PHOTOS

Free of lockdown, tourists enjoy Turkey’s ‘white paradise’ Pamukkale; Reuters/Daily Sabah

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Source: Free of lockdown, tourists enjoy Turkey’s ‘white paradise’ Pamukkale

The top 5 reasons to hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu; Breaking Travel News

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Have you finally chosen Machu Picchu as your holiday destination this year? Read on for the reasons to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Source: The top 5 reasons to hike the Inca trail to machu picchu

The beauty goes back in time in Hue; doyen1988; Viet Reader

The peaceful and poetic ancient capital of Hue is the destination for visitors to experience like a time-lapse of time travel to the scenery of feudal Vietnam. Hue-style quiet frame Hue is a destination that brings its own attraction on the tourist map of the S-shaped strip of land. The ancient capital still has intact Vietnamese cultural traditions through artifacts and architectural works.

Source: The beauty goes back in time in Hue

Visit Swidnica, Poland – the Highlight of Lower Silesia; Kamila Napora; My Wanderlust

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Swidnica, Poland is a highlight of the Lower Silesia. It’s full of history, beautiful architecture and home to UNESCO site. Check it out!

Source: Visit Swidnica, Poland – the Highlight of Lower Silesia

Have You Taken the Taj Virtual Tour?; Outlook Traveller

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Launched on the Google Arts and Culture platform, the tour offers views of the Taj from angles you have never seen before…

Source: Have You Taken the Taj Virtual Tour?

7 Best Things To Do In Sintra; Richard Nahem; TravelAwaits

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A great day or overnight trip from Lisbon, there is much to see and do in Sintra.

Source: 7 Best Things To Do In Sintra – TravelAwaits

Mother’s Day 2021: Destinations to explore post-lockdown with your mom; Manas Sen Gupta; Lifestyle Asia

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It is unlikely that on Mother’s Day 2021, any of us will be travelling, but if you’re planning in advance, bookmark these Indian destinations.

Source: Mother’s Day 2021: Destinations to explore post-lockdown with your mom

7 Places Where You Can See The Bluest Waters In The World; Greg Robertson; TravelAwaits

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From Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada, to To-Sua in Samoa, see the bluest waters in the world in these unique natural settings.

Source: 7 Places Where You Can See The Bluest Waters In The World – TravelAwaits

A Big Oil project in Africa threatens fragile Okavango region; Heather Richardson; Grist

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A Canadian company is drilling exploratory wells in Namibia for what could be a major oil and gas find, threatening the world-renowned Okavango Delta and communities downstream.

Source: A Big Oil project in Africa threatens fragile Okavango region

The Old Town Of Galle And Fortifications; Everyman; Sunday Island

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Volleyball it is claimed is Sri Lanka national sport. However there is no doubt that Cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka .That popular West Indies calypso ‘Cricket, lovely cricket.’,’ will always be ringing in the ears. From the villages where youngsters from around 16 to 26 or maybe even older, use ‘polpithi’ bats, to the towns where more sophisticated young men use willow bats.

Source: The Old Town Of Galle And Fortifications

These Are the Oldest Universities in the World; Angelo Young; Wall St

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