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Other Interests

What other interests do you have that you incorporate into your travels?
11 years ago, April 21st 2008 No: 1 Msg: #33161  
I like to visit heavy metal clubs when I am in European cities.
I am also interested in history and politics so I visit museums for those around the world.

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11 years ago, April 21st 2008 No: 2 Msg: #33188  
N Posts: 34
food and art 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, April 22nd 2008 No: 3 Msg: #33231  
B Posts: 52
I love museums and educational things. I will visit any interesting museums in the area I travel to. Reply to this

11 years ago, May 7th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #34585  
Dear friends,

I sometimes -- albeit rarely -- have to keep my compassion for animals in mind while planning my travels.

PETA is encouraging all tourists to join companies like Holiday Systems International and Green Earth Travel in boycotting St. Kitts due to the growing controversy over the killing of animals at the Caribbean island’s Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is owned by the American DeVry University, and the government’s refusal to enforce its own anti-cruelty laws.

We are asking for your support in this international boycott because PETA has received complaints from students heart-broken over being forced to conduct unnecessary surgeries on animals. Healthy dogs had their stomachs, intestines, and urinary bladders needlessly cut open. After pressure from PETA, these unnecessary dog surgeries were voluntarily stopped by the school. However, sheep still have tissue removed and suffer from infected wounds because skin flaps are improperly sutured. Donkeys still have the nerves in their toes severed, their ligaments cut, plastic tubes inserted through their noses to their stomachs, their abdomens punctured, their tracheas (windpipes) cut, and fluid removed from their joints—after which they are killed so that students can practice amputating animals’ bones and drilling into their skulls. Other veterinary schools throughout the world ended this practice long ago.

Holiday Systems Insternational (HSI) President and CEO Craig Morganson wrote to PETA: “he apparent willingness of the St. Kitts government to allow Ross University to needlessly harm animals when the island's animal protection law prohibits ‘unnecessary suffering’ of animals is unacceptable. Please be assured that HSI … will no longer allow our more than 300,000 clients the option of booking St. Kitts through HSI until such time their government demonstrates a more civilized respect for animal welfare, and Ross University builds a veterinary teaching hospital and adopts the recommendations outlined by PETA.”

Your decision to boycott St. Kitts could help to spare hundreds of healthy animals from going under the knife unnecessarily. For more information, please visit http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/island_veterinary_school. Thank you for all that you do for animals!

Sean Conner
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11 years ago, May 8th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #34605  
Hi Mell, I think that's an easy one - Photography, I'm only getting started but it's a definite addiction and is an interest that can be easily satisfied when traveling (or not so - I have a huge problem with being on buses and trains and not being able to take a photo of the stunning landscapes going by!) I also love architecture and, although not at all religious, churches - so there is always some thing to see in a new place to tickle my interest! Reply to this

11 years ago, May 8th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #34622  
Why dont you like churches Alexandra?

I only carried a camrea once while I was travelling. My photos just did not seem to capture the feeling and atmosphere I wanted them to 😞 so I stopped taking them. Reply to this

11 years ago, May 8th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #34626  
I was explaining that although I'm not religious I actually love visiting churches, there is something about the feeling inside them - no matter which religion they serve and there is normally something unique or beautiful in their architecture so I always enjoy a visit. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to see any on my trip so far but i'm sure to come across a few temples in Asia!😉 Reply to this

11 years ago, May 8th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #34630  
I really misread that Alexandra.

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