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SF Designer Visits Iraq After It Was Destroyed By ISIS, Is Shocked By What He Finds

More than a year after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared Mosul liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS), one San Francisco man set his sights on visiting the war-torn city.

The bodies of thousands of civilians and militants can still be found buried underneath the rubble of bombed-out buildings throughout Mosul, where Ding Liu, who calls himself “a normal traveler,” stayed for two days in November.

He Bought a Godzilla Named ‘Ryan’ For $8 and Now They’re Inseparable

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A Godzilla figurine, dubbed Ryan, made a perfect travel buddy for an Australian photographer and videographer who got into all sorts of shenanigans around the world.

When the Tokyo-Tromping Ryan isn’t busy destroying buildings, he’s globetrotting with Kieran Murray, an Australian traveler who got the famous Japanese lizard monster figurine for $8 at a comic book shop, according to BoredPanda.

Taipei Turns Subway Cars Into ‘Realistic’ Sport Venues for the Universiade Games

In honor of the 29th Summer Universiade Games, Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, transformed the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway cars into realistic simulations of sport venues.

To spread hype over the 2017 games, which will take place from August 19 to August 30, Taipei’s subway cars now resemble major sporting events such as track and field, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming and athletics throwing.

Malaysia Alarmed After 3,000 Chinese Tourists Cancel Trip Due to Tourism Tax

Malaysia’s tourism department expressed concern over the reported cancellation of trips by 3,000 Chinese travelers to Malaysia due to a new tax the country is planning to impose on tourists.

According to Borneo Post, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the loss of potential revenue from the cancellations is a cause for concern.