The LG Travel News Roundup: Airport Planned Near Machu Picchu

Weekly Travel News — By on August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

By Heather Brennan
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…

Macchu Piccu AirportCloser than Ever to Machu Picchu
The press reports that the Peruvian government has set aside a new budget in order to build a new airport in Chinchero, near Machu Picchu. The airport will hopefully bring more tourists to the site, since they will now have easier access to the ruins. Those concerned with preservation of the ruins are critical of the new plans because they fear it will draw too many tourists to the site and put the preservation in jeopardy. Source: Gadling

Historical Art
Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Roman emperor Hadrian to mark the northernmost boundary of the Roman Empire, is going to be incorporated into the London 2012 festival. The art group YesYesNo is going to adorn the wall with balloons lit up by LED lights to create a work of art that changes colour in response to messages sent across the wall. Source: Gadling

A Town of Many Colours
NBC news has compiled a list of the world’s 12 most colourful towns. The list includes the oldest town on Cinque Terre, a small town in Greenland and San Francisco. See what else made the list and get inspired for your next trip by checking out the slide show. Source: NBC

Top Chefs
Mexican cuisine is quickly gaining a reputation among foodies as one of the world’s most innovative and interesting cuisines. Chefs from France, The United States and Copenhagen are looking to Mexico to learn new ideas as well as to learn from the traditions of Mexican cooking. One of the ways chefs from around the world like to learn about traditional Mexican food is by visiting food stalls and speaking with the owners and creators of the dishes they admire. Some are sceptical of the willingness of Americans to eat outlandish foods, but chefs are hopeful that their innovations will catch on. Source: USA Today

Thumbnail Courtesy of Gadling.

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