Saturday, September 24

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Thousands Of Tourists Have Been Stranded At A Resort In China
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Thousands Of Tourists Have Been Stranded At A Resort In China

Sanya, a popular tourist destination on Hainan Island off southern China's coast, is restricting tourists and residents after an outbreak of Covid-19. Public transportation was halted and people's movements restricted starting Saturday morning. Stranded tourists are required to stay for seven days and clear five Covid-19 tests before leaving. Authorities say around 80,000 tourists remain in the city. All those currently in Sanya as well as people who have been to the city since July 23 were not allowed to leave Hainan province after 6 p.m. local time Saturday. The restrictions come at the height of the summer tourism season for the island province — popularly known as China's Hawaii for its sandy beaches, tropical forests and high-end hotels. Saturday over 80 flights departing from Sany...
Visitors To The Tallest In The World’s Tree Must Pay $5,000.
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Visitors To The Tallest In The World’s Tree Must Pay $5,000.

Hyperion, which was certified by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living tree in 2007 -- stands at a height of 115.9 meters (380 feet) -- California's Redwood National Park has put off-limits to visitors. According to a statement released by park officials, anyone caught near the tree could face up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. The coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens) tree is deep in the park and has no trails leading to it; it has faced serious environmental degradation from thrill-seekers who have visited since 2006, when it was found by a pair of naturalists. Hyperion is located off trail through dense vegetation and requires heavy 'bushwhacking' in order to reach the tree, according to the National Park Service's statement on its website. The park service sta...
Creepy Passenger Aircraft Sits Lifeless On The Floor Of The Red Sea.
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Creepy Passenger Aircraft Sits Lifeless On The Floor Of The Red Sea.

An old jet plane, mounted on wings and tail fin, would be a sight to behold in the air or on the ground. This is especially true when it is underwater. The abandoned jet Lockheed Martin L1011 Tristar, sunk to create an artificial reef to encourage marine life, has been photographed by American underwater photographer Brett Hoelzer in a series of images that capture the eerie spectacle created by this aquatic airliner. As indicated by Hoelzer, the fly has now turned into a safe house for wreck travelers and submerged picture takers. First enrolled during the 1980s and seeing help for a few carriers including, as per Planespotters.net, Royal Jordanian, Portugal's TAP Air and Sweden's Novair previously, after a last spell with Luzair, one more Portuguese transporter, it was deserted in ...
A Spin-Off Airplane Is Being Developed To Test An Open Fan Engine.
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A Spin-Off Airplane Is Being Developed To Test An Open Fan Engine.

A look at the wheels atop this story will reveal something interesting about the single engine in this Airbus A380: It's being experimented with to assess the effectiveness of advanced open fan engine technology which, if successful, might allow the aviation industry to reduce carbon emissions by an amount equivalent to 20%. The project was revealed Tuesday via Airbus and CFM International at Farnborough Air Show right beyond London, a yearly exchange presentation displaying the most recent in aviation development. It's the furthest down the line development to be air-tried on the A380 "superjumbo," which has had blended fortunes lately. Creation of the much-adored plane was stopped in 2021 because of absence of interest. Existing airplane were grounded via carriers during the pandem...
Sardinia’s ‘100 Towers Path,’ A Coastal Hiking Trail In Italy, Offers Spectacular Views Of The Mediterranean Sea.
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Sardinia’s ‘100 Towers Path,’ A Coastal Hiking Trail In Italy, Offers Spectacular Views Of The Mediterranean Sea.

The 100 Towers Path, a 1,284-kilometer trail circling the island of Sardinia, is filled with spectacular sights. Hikers can see blood-red sunsets, ancient architecture and stunning beaches along this epic round-trip journey from the city of Cagliari on Sardinia's southern-tip. There are eight different trails totaling 1,284 kilometers available; hiking the full experience takes 45-60 days on average. Those short on time can easily break it up into smaller trips. The principal features, as the way's name recommends, are the 100 stone post towers that line Sardinia's shores. Worked over the 1500s and 1700s to guard against foe attacks - - privateers included - - most have fallen into creepy ruin, however some have been changed into beacons and confidential homes. Once wandered by fight...
A US Tourist Became Injured In Mount Vesuvius Near To Her Phone.
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A US Tourist Became Injured In Mount Vesuvius Near To Her Phone.

An American tourist descended into Mount Vesuvius on a Sunday so that he could retrieve his mobile phone. Italian police officers have shared the information with CNN. A 23-year-old Baltimore man hiking an unauthorized trail on Mt. Vesuvius in Italy was rescued after falling about 40 feet, the Italian carabinieri said. Two British tourists were also spotted walking on the forbidden trail, according to the provincial command of Naples. The man reported only a few bruises on his hands, arms and back following the fall. He was treated by an ambulance that arrived on the scene but did not want to go to the hospital, police said. Set forth by signs, the path had warns of explicit attention and forbidden gain access to, as per the pressure, after which the lawyer would decide whether to pr...
An Airbus A380 Suffered A 14-Hour Flight With A Hole In Its Side, According To Reports.
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An Airbus A380 Suffered A 14-Hour Flight With A Hole In Its Side, According To Reports.

Passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai to Brisbane, Australia were stunned to discover a gaping hole in the side of their plane as they disembarked. The Airbus A380—which can carry up to 800 passengers—landed at Brisbane airport on July 1 following a nearly 14-hour journey. The damage was due to a ruptured tire caused by a "technical fault" while in the air, according to Emirates. One of the travelers on board has since taken to Twitter to depict the "frightening" occurrence, which occurred "during voyage." "Was totally frightening from the start and the lodge group knew something serious may have occurred - were promptly in touch with the cockpit," composed Andrew Morris, an English teacher at the UK's Loughborough University. "Not long after, they continued as would be expe...
Because Of The Wildfire Threat, Machu Picchu In Peru Recently Faced Threats.
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Because Of The Wildfire Threat, Machu Picchu In Peru Recently Faced Threats.

Peru's firefighters were battling to control a forest fire near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu on Thursday, as the fire threatened to reach the historic site high up in the Andes. The firebrand, which encompassed an area of roughly half the size of Vatican City, started on Tuesday by farmers burning undergrowth and debris to clear the way for a new planting season. As of Wednesday, about 20 hectares (49 acres) had been affected by the fire. The mayor of the nearby city of Cusco said that Machu Picchu, a complex of stone structures sitting atop a mountain, was built more than 500 years ago by Incas. The fire's remoteness has hindered firefighters' efforts. "We have already been fighting the forest fire for two days and it has not been possible to get it under control, given the area is ...
Nepal Might Relocate Mount Everest Base Camp.
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Nepal Might Relocate Mount Everest Base Camp.

Nepal is considering transferring Everest Base Camp in order to address environmental concerns. According to the country’s Department of Tourism Director-General Taranath Adhikari, Base Camp’s location faces some risk from the melt of the nearby Khumbu glacier. We have received many constructive suggestions from numerous stakeholders to relocate the team's base camp. No final decisions have been made yet; however, we are seriously considering these suggestions. These suggestions include suggestions from the community, mountaineers, and environmental experts. However, we do not anticipate any major decisions made to Mount Everest in the near future. It will take two to three years for researchers to make a decision, as research activities can only be conducted during spring. Some stud...
Hong Kong Bid Farewell To Jumbo Kingdom, The World’s Largest Floating Restaurant.
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Hong Kong Bid Farewell To Jumbo Kingdom, The World’s Largest Floating Restaurant.

At about 7 a.m. on June 14, a dozen tugboats arrived at the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter's southwest bay to tow away Jumbo Kingdom seafood restaurant in Hong Kong. Locals gathered along the waterfront to give the restaurant its final farewell. Estimating around 260 feet in length, the goliath three-story Jumbo Floating Restaurant was well known for its colossal green and red neon sign perusing "foon ying gwong lam," Chinese for "welcome." In its prime, it was important for the biggest drifting eatery on the planet. For almost 50 years, it was the fundamental boat of Jumbo Kingdom, which likewise incorporated the more seasoned and more modest sister eatery boat Tai Pak (tracing all the way back to 1952), a flatboat for fish tanks, a 130-foot-long kitchen boat and eight little ships to shi...