The LG Travel News Roundup: Toilets Proposed on Everest

Weekly Travel News — By on October 28, 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…

Mount EverestNew Toilets on Everest
An environmental group has asked the Nepali government to install toilets on Mount Everest to minimize littering. Currently, the mountain is littered with human waste and corpses–amongst other things–which can take years to decompose. According to Eco Everest Expedition, a privately funded Nepal-based coalition of environmentalists, more than 400 kilos of human waste has been collected since 2008! Source: Daily Mail
What You Learn In Vegas, Stays In Vegas
You’ve heard of voluntourism which allows you to volunteer and go on a vacation at the same time. Now there’s a new breed of travel called the learn-cation, which allows you to learn while partying in Las Vegas. Excalibur Hotel and Casino nows offers Night School 4 Girls which promises to teach women the art of seduction ranging from pole dancing to burlesque to “more.” Source: Gadling

View from the Statue of Liberty
A camera is being installed in the torch of the Statue of Liberty so that viewers can see the view of the New York harbor and read the tablet in her arms. The cameras will stream live from four different angles offerings views of Ellis and Governors islands. Source: MSNBC

Great Wall Collapsing?
A portion of the Great Wall, 200 km southwest of Beijing, has collapsed due to unregulated mining. Reportedly, roughly 700 meters of the wall is damaged and more can be if it remains unregulated. The damaged portion is said to have been built during the Ming Dynasty (1573-1620) under the reign of Emperor Wanli. Source: Xin Huanet News

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