Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New Take On Travel Books Is No Holiday In Cambodia

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Dead Kennedys once sang about a “Holiday In Cambodia” – and now there’s a companion guidebook.

It’s called No Holiday: 80 Places You DON’T Want To Visit (Disinformation) by Martin Cohen, and it’s a list of “terminal vacation locations.”

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, makes the list because many of its ancient statues have had their heads lopped off – and so have many of its citizens.

Other “not spots” making the list include Chernobyl, Ukraine, which gets a “glowing review” from geiger counter-carrying tourists.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, also makes the list but author Martin Cohen warns potential tourists that there’s a $10,000 fine if you go there – even though the base itself is technically squatting on an expired lease.

Or you can go to Fort Payne, Alabama, for the annual “Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride” which “honors” the legacy of genocide inflicted on American Indians.

Finally, the coldest day in hell would be spent on Mt. Everest – where fields of gear and trash remain impossibly frozen near the summit, along with numerous dead bodies.

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