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Hong Kong Violent Protests Continue To Disrupt Tourism PDF Print E-mail

Previously known as one of the most welcoming and safest travel destinations in the world, the city now has continuing violence problems. If you have summer plans that include a stay in Hong Kong, be daily aware of potential dangers for senior travelers.

Whatever their reasons, mobs of local residents, mostly young and angry, now regularly take to the streets and sidewalks. Sometimes protests are planned and announced before the disruption. However, often the actions are spontaneous and disrupting to the city’s prime industry, foreign tourism.

While in Hong Kong, avoid demonstrations and other actions of large, angry crowds. Keep in hourly touch with local news and announcements of potential physical dangers to tourists. When in doubt about safety, stay in your hotel until the streets are declared clear again.

Easter Island: No Selfies With The Famed Sculptures PDF Print E-mail

There are overwhelming numbers of thoughtless tourists with smartphones these days. The selfie has become an annoying reality in the world of travel. No monument or statue is safe from thoughtless point-and-shooters crawling all over them and posing.

Other world-respected statues have suffered the same disgraceful behavior. Think of David in Florence, Admiral Nelson in London, the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, the peeing boy in Brussels and many others. Before you attempt some offensive climbing and posing, know the local rules. If you do it on Easter Island, it could cost you $500 and/or some time in the local hoosegow.

Sign Up For A Savory Summer Sipping Session PDF Print E-mail

For the wine enthusiast, Chaddsford Adult Summer Camp takes place at the Chaddsford Winery in Chadds Ford. It happens 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia PA, on two Saturdays, July 21 and 28, for $65 per person.

The one-day camp encourages adults to get outside for lawn games, arts and crafts, archery, sack races, whiffle ball home run derby, volleyball and Mad Libs. Also generous snacks, wine and beer tastings. Each session is topped off with a pig roast from Hood’s BBQ. For more info, go to chaddsford.com/pages/chaddsford-adult-summer-camp19

Amsterdam To Forbid Tours Of The Red Light District PDF Print E-mail

Because of growing street crowds and noise, one of the most popular tourist visit sites in the city is applying restrictions on large groups. Of course, individuals will still be permitted to wander there, especially ogling senior guys who can fondly remember happier days and nights. www.cnn.com/travel/article/amsterdam-red-light-district-tours

US-Iran Crisis Results In Middle East Flight Cancellations PDF Print E-mail

After Iranian missiles allegedly shot down an American spy drone in the Gulf of Oman, there may be problems for senior flyers. United and other airlines are rerouting schedules to avoid potential dangers.

Also, the FAA is acting to further extend the ban on US airlines from operating in the area. If you have plans and/or bookings for flights to the Middle East, keep checking on possible changes or cancellations in your intended schedules.


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