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).
In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local foo... More In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local food pantry provide some relief, but sometimes the Dreiers' best efforts aren't enough. They are among millions of Americans who struggle with hunger, and those numbers are on the rise. Read more about hunger in the United States online in National Geographic magazine: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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