Posts Tagged With: tourism

The Aral Sea. Or what’s left of it.

Al Jazeera World link – “People of the Lake”

Bodies of water have always fascinated me… But disappearing seas? It has been difficult for me to follow the changes to this former fourth-largest-lake-in-the-world because it’s rarely in mainstream English-speaking media (Keeping Up with the Kardashians in your weekly TV programming? Nay… Keeping Up with the Kazakhs sounds much more newsworthy). Finally, this Al Jazeera video is an interesting look at the destruction of the sea in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the effects on land features, public health, and the economy. This is what governments are willing to do for the sake of money. Very bizarre.

1989 and 2008 (image retrieved 10/29/12 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea)

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Russian Tourists Return to Georgia after War

Russian tourists return to Georgia after war

a great look at the relationships between people. the most important kind.

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Happy World Tourism Day!

Enjoy this here 27th of September wisely and well!  The United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1980 to “raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.” So thanks, World, for letting us tour you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_Day

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