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Java, Indonesia: OK To Shoot Monkeys PDF Print E-mail


No, no, don’t aim your guns at Micky, Michael nor Peter of the Monkees. According to the South China Morning Post, the government of Indonesia has had enough of wild long-tailed macaques stealing food and attacking citizens.

Now, armed guards, police, military and amateur hunters are authorized to kill any monkeys who raid villages, rob and endanger citizens. If your travels take you to the Boyolali District in Central Java, don’t monkey around.

Be sure you pay a fair price for everything you buy, and maybe sing, I’m A Believer. Then you won’t make a monkey out of yourself. or worse, go ape in Java.

 
Queens NY: Book Trump Boyhood Home On Airbnb PDF Print E-mail


According to Town & Country, for a mere $725 a night, you can stay and sleep where the young Donald once romped. It’s not a yuuuge house, but all comfy and in a quiet neighborhood. Despite rumors, there’s no underground shelter to protect the boy Donald in the early 1950s in case of a foreign atomic attack

 
North Korea Unhappy About U.S. Travel Ban PDF Print E-mail


According to Al Jazeera, the Communist government still wants American tourists to visit their country. This, despite the long history of war threats by dictator Kim Jong-un and his generals that continue almost daily.

Also fresh on all American minds is the recent fatal tragedy of American student Otto Wambier. He was imprisoned for allegedly stealing a wall poster. Then, after nearly two years of abusive treatment, he was dying when the North Koreans released him.

The U.S. State Dept. officially forbids Americans from visiting the hostile country. In the opinion of most seniors, especially those of us who served in the Korean War, any American who considers going to North Korea is risking imprisonment or worse.

 
Amsterdam’s Red Light District Is Dimming A Bit PDF Print E-mail


Your travel4seniors.com editor always enjoys wandering thru the steamier parts of Amsterdam. With it’s historic museums, ancient cathedrals, tulip gardens and other wonders, it’s one of the most interesting cities in the world.

However, the city fathers have decided to cool down some of the racy neighborhoods, some of the hooker display windows and sex toy stores still operate. The theme of many of the retail stores is changing from sexy to arty for De Walletjes in the Centrum District. For current info, go to www.amsterdam.info/red-light-district

 
New York NY: Less Subway Seats = Jammed Standers PDF Print E-mail


Have you been on a NYC subway train recently? If so, you’re aware of all the continuing problems. Accidents, slowdowns, crime, vandalism, grafitti, unhappy riders, suicides. Now the beancounters of the MTA have come up with a brilliant plan.

They want to remove some of the seats so they can cram more standing riders into the already-jammed cars. Those brilliant MTA planners must have been talking to some of their dopplegangers in the airline industry.

If you’ve flown in the cheap airline seats lately, you’ll realize the spaces have been reduced to where your legs are pushed up against your chest. And the flatulent fat passenger in the seat next to you has suddenly spread into your lap.

 
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