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New Orleans

New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, USA (480,000 in the city, 1 million in the metropolitan area), and 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.

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State of Emergency Declared in Nepal

1 February 2005 On Feb 1st 2005, King Gyanendra of Nepal dismissed the government and declared a state of emergency. Kathmandu airport is open and internet and phone lines are operating as usual (after a temporary suspension). There has been no violence in the capital, but the future remains uncertain. Foreign tourists are not a target in this internal dispute, and have continually been welcomed by all sides. (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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