Eat, Pray, Love may have inspired you to put a visit to Bali on your bucket list (the Tanah Lot temple, pictured, is a popular Bali destination), or maybe it's the thriving capital of Jakarta in West Java that's calling your name. Whatever the case, Canadians are advised to exercise caution.
Warnings: There has been sporadic civil unrest, as well as several terrorist attacks in recent years in Jakarta and Bali, although the government has employed effective anti-terrorism measures. Stay away from large groups and in Bali, stay away from arak (or arrack), a local brew that has proved methanol-tainted and deadly on several occasions (not to be confused with the similarly named drink popular in the Middle East).
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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