Planeteer: the Maldives’ first female DJ, new cycling routes for Johannesburg, Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame expands

Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade. Image by Damir Cvetojevic / CC BY 2.0

Get the best travel news here curated by Lonely Planet Destination Editors, who use their expertise to bring you the stories that matter from all over the world. In today’s edition: the Maldives get their first female DJ, new cycling routes will soon be launched in Johannesburg, and Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame officially opens its expanded space.

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Kalemegdan Fortress, Serbia. Image by Damir Cvetojevic / CC BY 2.0

First accessibility map for Serbia
Serbia now has its first accessibility map. It indicates services available in public buildings and on public transport across the country. A special software allows users to select the location or mode of transport and find out what services are available for people with a disability. Read more:

FCO updates travel warning for eastern Ukraine
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel warning for eastern Ukraine as the crisis in this part of the country has escalated over the weekend, with reports of exchange of fire between pro-Russia and Ukrainian government forces. The FCO still advises against non-essential travel to the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk. Furthermore, travellers should be aware that there have recently been violent clashes in Sloviansk, including some fatalities. Other clashes have occurred in Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa and Mykolaiyv. Read more:

Commonwealth Games bins tower block demolition
Following an online petition, the Commonwealth Games will no longer feature the demolition of five Glasgow tower blocks. The demolition, which was due to be shown live on a big screen in Celtic Park as part of the July 23 opening ceremony, will now be rescheduled. The games features athletes from 53 countries, most of which were once part of the British Empire, and is the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympics and the Asian Games. Read more:

Dublin cable car plans make a comeback
Plans for a cable car along the Liffey – first mooted in 2006 – have been resurrected. The car would reach from Docklands in the east of Dublin to Heuston Station in the west, and aims to provide an iconic aerial sight along the lines of the London Eye or the Eiffel Tower. Read more:

Leisure park set to open in Viimsi
A new state-of-the-art leisure complex is due to open in Viimsi near Tallinn, Estonia, this May. As well as a spa, waterpark, discovery centre and planetarium, the …read more


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