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Bourbon Street, French Quarter, looking west towards Canal Street

New Orleans

New Orleans is the largest city (some 480,000 in the city, 1 million in the metropolitan area) in Louisiana, USA, as well as the state's top visitor destination. The city has a reputation for historical roots, hot and muggy weather, good food, good music, and over-the-top debauchery. Mardi Gras, the weeks-long party synonymous with New Orleans, is going on now, and ends on 8 February 2005.

Travel News

State of Emergency Declared in Nepal:

1 February 2005

On Feb 1st 2005, King Gyanendra dismissed the government and declared a state of emergency. International flights are being allowed to land in Kathmandu (after a temporary suspension), but telephone and internet connections have been cut. Foreign tourists are not a target in this internal dispute. (more...)

Egypt Announces Price Rises for Tourist Entry to Monuments:

21 January 2005

Reports from Egypt reveal that the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities has raised all ticket prices for tourist admission to the country's vast array of ancient and medieval monuments. Above-inflation price hikes, effective immediately, range between 40% to 175%, with the average increase standing around 75%. (more...)

Turkey Introduces New Currency:

1 January 2005

Turkey has introduced the New Turkish lira [code TRY] [1] as a replacement currency for the old Turkish lira - the new currency is marked YTL (Yeni Türk Lirası) is equivalent to 1 million of the old. The old currency will be valid until the end of the year (2005). (more...)

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