The LG Travel News Roundup: The Congo Boasts New Tourist Attraction

Weekly Travel News — By on December 2, 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…

Congo Volcano

Congo Has A New Tourist Attraction

The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known to be the rape capital of the world, has a fresh tourist attraction on offer for those who dare: A new volcano is being born in one of its national parks. Located in the middle of Virunga National Park, the new volcano, named Nyamulagira, is attracting tourists from all over the world. Source: BBC News
Great Ocean Road Toll
The Corangamite Shire Mayor, Matt Makin, has proposed a $20 toll on Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road. Makin believes the toll will help fun the maintenance of the road, in addition to creating parks and parking. The mayor does not believe the steep toll will deter tourists since most tourists are not “price sensitive.” Source: Daily Mail
80 Year Old Sky Dives
Patt Moorehead of Long Beach spent his 80th birthday setting a world record. What was his record? He set the new bar for the most sky dive jumps for an 80-year-old in one day. Moorehead spent 6.5 hours performing 81 jumps. The endeavor was carefully planned with a doctor on standby, as well as riggers, cameramen and a pilot. Source: Belmont Shore Patch

Peruvian Mayor Believes There’s Something Funny in the Water

The mayor of the Huarmey (a coastal town in the Ancash Region of Peru), José Benítez, believes that the high levels of strontium in the local tap water is responsible for increasing homosexuality in the population. While the town is currently famous for fresh shirmp and long beaches, he worries it will gain a different kind of reputation. Needless to say, doctors have linked the chemical with bone cancer, anaemia and cardiovascular problems, but not homosexuality. Source: Pink News

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