Travel news you may have missed (aka water pistols at the Gritti Palace?): Travel Weekly

Richard Turen

Richard Turen

Tales about the pandemic and those about the affect of Russia’s attack on Ukraine are, we can all concur, completely newsworthy. And each is impacting our skilled life in some remarkable techniques.

But as a “serious” journey columnist, I sense an obligation to communicate with you nowadays about some travel information tales that appear to have been skipped by my competition:

Let’s start with your leisure business enterprise to Afghanistan. Taliban fighters who have been embroiled in a 20-calendar year insurgency now regulate the nation. So now that they are in management, what do these fighters want to do most? Well, it turns out, they have been flocking to the country’s amusement parks. Several of the fighters are rural folk, and they adore visiting the parks, significantly the sandy shores of the capital’s Qargha Reservoir. One particular of the parks is called “FunFair.”

The difficulty is that the fighters have been carrying equipment guns and other significant-run weapons as they trip the bumper automobiles and the Ferris wheel. It has been unsettling, I am guaranteed, for your shoppers. But now some excellent news: Fighters will now have to check their guns at the gates of all amusement parks in the state. 

In some cases everyday living does imitate artwork. Do you try to remember the Tom Hanks motion picture “The Terminal”? Nicely then, I want you to fulfill Wei Jianguo, a resident of Beijing. It turns out that Wei loves to smoke and consume. His household advised him he should quit or move out. This presented particular worries as Wei was unemployed. But after some wondering about his trouble, he came up with a resolution: He moved into Terminal 2 at the Beijing Capital Global Airport.

Wei pays no lease and keeps his blankets and clothing in two suitcases. He works by using an electric cooker to get ready simple foods. This does not look to seriously worry Chinese airport officers as Wei has been dwelling in Terminal 2 for the previous 14 a long time.

Our closing news update problems a legendary residence in Venice and a new amenity your clients will be getting at test-in.

The Gritti Palace is a 15th-century masterpiece in a building on the Grand Canal just across the drinking water from the Salute church. The hotel is filled with priceless paintings and antiques and experienced been a favored of stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and, a lot more not too long ago, Brad Pitt.

But now the resort and other queens of elegance together the key canals have a dilemma — a main tourist trouble.

The rather effectively-behaved pigeons in all those people Venice pictures have been replaced by a chook the Italians connect with a magoghe: a substantial bird, a form of criminalized seagull, that will snatch meals off of plates no matter what it normally takes.

So now, when your purchasers test in to the Gritti Palace, they will be issued orange h2o pistols. The birds feel, for the time currently being, to run absent from drinking water pistols fired at them, and the bird professionals in Venice have concluded that orange is a color that intimidates the birds.

Just recall to recommend that your clientele “intention large” when shooting at the birds although dining on the attractive outdoor terrace to avoid the water from diluting the sauce on their spaghetti alla busara.