Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia’s ravaged parks; Tom Gardner; Guardian

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Wildfires and an encroaching population are threatening grasslands that host some of the world’s rarest species…

Source: Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia’s ravaged parks | Tom Gardner

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A Harrowingly Realistic Fresco of Gladiators in Combat Has Been Unearthed in Pompeii; Sarah Cascone; artnet News

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini has announced archaeologists’ discovery of a new gladiator fresco in the ancient city of Pompeii.

Source: A Harrowingly Realistic Fresco of Gladiators in Combat Has Been Unearthed in Pompeii | artnet News

I Wore Prohibited Swimwear to a Budapest Thermal Bath—Here’s What Happened; Carole Rosenblat; Fodor’s

One of the most popular attractions in Budapest, Hungary are the many thermal baths (fed by natural underground mineral springs) that have earned the city the nickname “The City of Baths.” At these spas, you are not allowed to wear modest swimwear, and some women have been asked to leave because their swimsuit is covering most of their body. The spas claim it is for health reasons, but there is also a suspicion that the ban has something to do with Prime Minister Victor Orban’s anti-migrant policies.

Source: I Wore Prohibited Swimwear to a Budapest Thermal Bath—Here’s What Happened

Day of the Dead meets the Tequila Train in this Mexican city; Mary Forgione; LA Times

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Double down on the spirits and the culture at Day of the Dead celebrations in Tequila

Source: Day of the Dead meets the Tequila Train in this Mexican city

Partial reopening of Kaziranga National Park from tomorrow; IANS

However, only Kohora and Bagori ranges of the park would be opened for tourists now. Kaziranga national park situated in…

Source: Partial reopening of Kaziranga National Park from tomorrow

The deadliest volcano to strike the modern world; Max Anderson; Traveller

It’s one of the most infamous volcanoes, right up there with Etna and Vesuvius.

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Experience unique and distinctive Vietnamese cuisine from North and South; Kim Jae-Heun; Korea Times

Popular Vietnamese dishes such as pho and goi cuon (fresh spring rolls) have gained popularity in Korea over the last decade. However, the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine have been modified to fit the Korean palate, and it took a few more years before Vietnamese chefs started opening “authentic” Vietnamese restaurants here.

Source: Experience unique and distinctive Vietnamese cuisine from North and South

Historical Places to visit in Afghanistan; The Global Dispatch

Being at a crossroad for many peoples and cultures throughout ages, Afghanistan has a very rich history. From being at the centre of the Silk Road, to…

Source: Historical Places to visit in Afghanistan | The Global Dispatch

Cruising Southern France on the Rhône River with CroisiEurope; France Today

For centuries, the magic of the Rhône River has captivated artists, authors and nature lovers with its immeasurable beauty and charming riverside cities.

Source: Cruising Southern France on the Rhône River with CroisiEurope | France Today

Saudi Arabia’s historical sites are every bit as splendid as their better-known neighbours; Timothy Power; The National

Tourists are already beginning to discover the archaeological treasures that form a rich heritage, just weeks after a new visit visa was introduced…

Source: Saudi Arabia’s historical sites are every bit as splendid as their better-known neighbours

Airbnb reveals top 20 trending destinations for travel in 2020; Rosie Fitzmaurice; Standard

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Airbnb has released a list of the top 20 destinations to travel to in 2020. The list draws on the site’s data, taking into account growth in year-on-year bookings, to predict the hottest new places…

Source: Airbnb reveals top 20 trending destinations for travel in 2020

Mahabalipuram’s China connect behind selection as Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet venue; Siddhant Sibbal; Zee News

Chinese President Xi Jinping is an enthusiast of history and culture and it was “evident to PM Modi during the first informal summit in Wuhan” so India was “looking for the venue with a world heritage site,” a source explained.

Source: Mahabalipuram’s China connect behind selection as Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet venue

Mahabalipuram: All you need to know about the coastal town in Tamil Nadu; Shivani Ramakrishnan; Indian Express

The coastal town will be playing host to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the their second, informal Indo-China summit.

Source: Mahabalipuram: All you need to know about the coastal town in Tamil Nadu

UNESCO heritage site in Uzbekistan to see more Chinese tourism and cooperation; Xu Liuliu; Global Times

You can never truly understand how beautiful and glorious Khiva is until you find yourself standing inside the ancient city itself. No words can match its beauty and the ancient wisdom on display in the buildings and planning of this city in central Asia’s Uzbekistan. With a seven-day visa-free policy for Chinese travelers coming in 2020, this UNESCO World Heritage site along the ancient Silk Road is expecting to see an increase in both tourists from China and archeology cooperation with the country.

Source: UNESCO heritage site in Uzbekistan to see more Chinese tourism and cooperation

Bohemian rhapsody on bucket-list quest to Czech Republic; Hector McKenzie; Inverness Courier

Hector Mackenzie steers his way to a memorable visit on the Vltava river, taking in the sights of the country’s capital city, Prague…

Source: Bohemian rhapsody on bucket-list quest to Czech Republic

Coachella art biennial Desert X heads to Saudi Arabia; Gulf News

The exhibition consists of large-scale site-specific works staged across Coachella…

Source: Coachella art biennial Desert X heads to Saudi Arabia

Iconic structures to shine for special ten year celebration; Nigel Barlow; About Manchester

A luminaire of iconic structures along the 11-mile corridor of the Dee Valley’s World Heritage site near Llangollen is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the area this month. The event runs from 7-27 October and marks the ten-year anniversary since Thomas Telford’s breathtaking nineteenth century Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at Trevor Basin was given the prestigious UNESCO…

Source: Iconic structures to shine for special ten year celebration – About Manchester

12 Top-Rated Attractions & Places to Visit in Jaipur; Joni Sweet; PlanetWare

Source: 12 Top-Rated Attractions & Places to Visit in Jaipur | PlanetWare

17 things you can only do in Melbourne; Rebecca Russo & Hazel Lee; Time Out

Where else can you see pink lakes in the city, eat Vegemite curry roti and drink at a bar under a bridge?

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11 Top-Rated Attractions & Places to Visit in Agra; Joni Sweet; PlanetWare

Source: 11 Top-Rated Attractions & Places to Visit in Agra | PlanetWare