Following the definite, incontrovertible and utterly undeniable news that yeti footprints have been sighted in the mountains of Nepal, the hunt is on again for those elusive, semi-mythical creatures which haunt the back woods and gloomy waters of the planet, as well as the more feverish parts of our imaginations. So where can you catch a glimpse of a yeti? And, more to the point, where can you lay eyes on a bigfoot, a bunyip or a fiendish chupacabra? Telegraph Travel goes a bit Mulder-and-Scully on a journey into the dark… Yeti Where? The creature also sometimes known as The Abominable Snowman tends to hang out – if it hangs out anywhere – amid the icy peaks of the Himalayas. Which means Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. Sightings have also been claimed further afield in Mongolia, if you want to be really adventurous, and far closer to home in the Spanish ski resort of Formigal (though this one really resembled a man in a furry suit). What? Tibetans … [Read more...] about Is the Yeti real, and where can I spot one?
Australian life insurance
(CNN) — It's only the forest of swaying Eucalyptus trees, marking the path up toward Steavenson Falls in Marysville, Victoria that betrays a hint of the calamity inflicted here 10 years ago. This forest tourist town in Australia was so badly ravaged by the intense flames of a raging bushfire on February 7, 2009 it was wiped off the map. Some trunks still wear a blackened outer layer, but it doesn't spoil the view, beauty or ambiance. Nearly all the trees are regenerating, the ones that fell or were blighted for good have long since been removed. And nearly a decade on, the town is firmly back on the tourist trail for local and international visitors alike as an ideal forest break across all seasons. Back on the tourist trail Then/now: Visitors to Marysville will find it hard to believe a fire wiped the town off the map just 10 years ago. Courtesy Barry Thomas The rebirth of Marysville once seemed impossible. In 2009, the town made headlines around the world due … [Read more...] about How this Australian tourist town rose from the ashes
Lao traffickers arrested in Dien Bien Border guards in Dien Bien province have arrested two Lao nationals for illegally smuggling drugs. The suspects were identified as Ly A Sua, 42, and Hua A Cho, 31, residing in Phongsali district, Laos. Accordingly, at 22:00, the police caught them red-handed. These men were in possession of 6,000 pills of synthetic drugs, 3 kg of opium, and other exhibits which has now been seized by the authority. The arrested admitted they transported the drugs from Laos into Vietnam for consumption. Further investigation into the case is underway. Steel flyover helps ease traffic congestion at Tan Son Nhat airport area The final arm of steel flyover at the Nguyen Thai Son-Nguyen Kiem intersection in Go Vap district, HCM City was opened to traffic on January 18. steel flyover helps ease traffic congestion at tan son nhat airport area hinh 0 With a total investment capital of VND504 billion, the steel N-shape bridge is one of the six major traffic … [Read more...] about Social News 20/1
Azerbaijani investors eye Vietnamese marketAzerbaijani investors with strong financial capacity and professional performance are keen on landing investments in Vietnam, has said Anar Imanov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Vietnam.In his remarks at a recent workshop themed “Meet Azerbaijan” in Hanoi, the Azerbaijani Ambassador highlighted Azerbaijani enterprises' advantage of plentiful capital and practical experience in implementing projects in Europe, adding that many are seeking investment opportunities in Vietnam.As one of the world’s leading crucial oil and gas producers and suppliers, Azerbaijan also has great potential to boost its bilateral cooperation with Vietnam in three key fields, including tourism, logistics, and agriculture. The diplomat cited a FAM tour jointly held by the Azerbaijan Embassy in Vietnam and Qatar Airways last year as a big effort to bolster tourism cooperation between the two countries.The FAM tour provided many Vietnamese tourism … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 15/1
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Over seven per cent of the population aged two years and older, or around 6.2 million people in Việt Nam, have a disability, according to the first National Survey on People with Disabilities which was launched in Hà Nội yesterday. Conducted by the General Statistics Office (GSO) in 2016 and 2017 with UNICEF’s technical assistance, this survey marked the first time that Việt Nam has undertaken a large-scale survey using tools based on international standards on disability measurement. “The purpose of the survey was to assess the disability status of the population, and to evaluate their socioeconomic conditions to inform evidence-based planning and policies for improving the lives of adults and children with disabilities in Việt Nam,” said GSO Deputy Director Vũ Thanh Liêm. The survey found that disability is both a cause and a consequence of poverty. Findings from the survey show … [Read more...] about VN launches first national disability survey