Visitors to Yosemite in danger of deadly virus
Over 10,000 recent visitors to the US National Park Yosemite may be in danger of contracting Hantavirus, a sometimes fatal virus carried by rodents. The deer mice which spread the disease were found in the insulation walls of the "Signature Tent Cabins" in Curry Village and six people have been identified with the disease, of which two have already died. The accommodation has since been disinfected but anyone who has visited the area and is suffering from flu-like symptoms have been urged to get themselves checked out by a doctor. Read more at The Washington Post »
Are Malaysians moaners?
A new survey carried out by TripAdvisor has analysed which nations are the most and the least positive when reviewing accommodation. South Africa was the most positive, with an average rating of 4.22 of 5, but Malaysians were at the bottom of the list, with a measly 3.8. Other countries which gave good reviews were Russia (4.16), New Zealand (4.13) and the UK at 4.12. What do you think - why do Malaysians give less positive reviews than other nations? Read more on Tripadvisor’s Blog »
Indian Supreme Court extends tiger tourism ban
The Supreme High Court in India has ruled to extend the ban on tourism in the country’s tiger reserves in an attempt to protect the animals (for more information, check out past this blog post). However, the Supreme Court has noted that it may be willing to relax the ban should new guidelines be established and implemented by the government. Read more at The Telegraph »
Under attack from... mice?!
Travellers in the UK were in for a surprise when they took the London Underground this week - a sign warned them to “place the bottom of your trousers into your socks to avoid being a victim of the Farringdon Mice.” Authorities claimed to have no knowledge of the sign or mice but travellers - you have been warned! Read more at The Daily Mail »
Thanks to Rennett Stowe for the header photo!