The LG Travel News Roundup: Rubik’s Cube Meets Sistine Chapel

Weekly Travel News — By on May 6, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

Rubix cube Sistine ChapelIt’s No Puzzle to Re-Create the Sistine Chapel

A team of 11 puzzle fans from Cube Works Studio spent 400 hours to recreate Michelangelo’s masterpiece from the Sistine Chapel out of 12,090 Rubik’s Cubes! Half the time was spent making blue prints with a computer and the remaining time was used to individually adjust each Rubik’s cube by hand to create the exact colors required. Source: Telegraph

Lighthouses Turn up the Heat in Desert Town

It seems an odd place to need a lighthouse, but the community of Lake Havasu City, Arizona—in heart of the desert—has not one but twenty, with plans to add fifteen more in the future. The lighthouses, which surround Lake Havasu, are replicas of those found around the country and are geographically placed accordingly (e.g., East Coast lighthouses are on the east side of the lake). Residents claim they even serve a functional purpose as navigation lights. Source: AOL Weird News


In Hong Kong, weddings at McDonald’s are not only affordable, but popular! Customers get a venue, décor, invitations, audio equipment, McDonaldland figurine return gifts, an emcee and $385 worth of McDonald’s food, all for $1,300. Compare that to the price of the average Hong Kong Wedding ($26,000) and it’s no surprise couples are opting for this affordable alternative. Source: Global Post

Happy Ending for a Boy Lost at Sea in Wales

A young boy who had drifted out to sea swimming in a rubber ring was rescued by a lifeboat crew along the Gwynedd Coast of Wales. The boy was at sea for 45 minutes before the lifeboat reached him and was on the verge of falling unconscious because of hypothermia. He was airlifted to a hospital and is now recovering well. Source: BBC

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Travel News Bit

Travel Websites Come Together for the Ultimate RTW Contest

The Indie Travel Media Association, which includes popular websites you may know like BootsnAll and Transitions Abroad, has come together to offer travellers the ultimate prize–two round-the-world plane tickets and loads of other great prizes to go with them! Enter now for your chance to win. Source: BootsnAll

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