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).
Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authoritie... More Persecuted Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is opening a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18. But prior to an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai's passport was confiscated, and he cannot travel to coordinate or even see his own exhibit. The Brooklyn show includes "Sacred," a depiction of his incarceration in six dioramas, in its first North American appearance. National Geographic met and spoke with Ai in Beijing where he lives.
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