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Globejotting Travel Show Episode 2: Uluru in Australia. Invisible Monks in Laos.

December 5, 2017

The latest episode of the Globejotting Travel Show on Expat Radio is now available online. Listen here.

 

Park officials in Australia have announced that beginning in October, 2019, visitors to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) will no longer be allowed to climb the giant sandstone formation, one of Australia’s most iconic sights. The decision was made for safety reasons, and out of respect for local Aboriginal beliefs.

Steve Baldwin, Manager of Park Operations at Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park joins us via Skype from deep in the Australian Outback to discuss the decision. He also explains what visitors to Uluru can still do – and why the new restrictions won’t take effect until 2019.

Uluru at Sunset. (Photo: Stuart Edwards / CC-BY-SA 2.5)

Also on today’s show, music from the Australian Aboriginal rock band, Yothu Yindi, and Dave tells of an encounter he had on his Christmas vacation in Laos last year … with some invisible monks!

Travel news briefs include:

  • China’s Terracotta Army statues return to Liverpool.
  • Indonesia museum apologizes for Hitler selfie exhibit.
  • Architects in Norway begin work on Europe’s first underwater restaurant.
  • Number of passengers bumped off of flights hits record low.
  • German state railway unveils plans for futuristic new trains.
  • Man in Frankfurt loses car. Listen to the story’s incredible ending!

Listen to the program here.

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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