The Radar: Oil Rig Reefs, Mark Twain’s Footsteps, Tabloid Tourists
- This Malaysian oil rig in the Celebes Sea, near Borneo, has been given a new life as a hotel for snorkelers and scuba divers. The reefs beneath it drop to depths of 180 feet, and offer some of the most breathtaking marine diversity in the world. [Wall Street Journal]
- Follow in the footsteps of Mark Twain through the port town of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, where he stopped on a steamship on his way to the east coast. “In some ways, this corner of Nicaragua is more isolated now than it was in the 1800s, when thousands of travelers — Argonauts, adventurers and other opportunists of the American West — journeyed down the river as part of a cross-continental passage,” the author writes. [The New York Times]
- Trust the British tabloids to always make our heads turn. The Sun has begun putting markers around London denoting where some of it’s famous residents have made some infamous decisions. There’s now a placard on the dented storefront where George Michael crashed his car. Appropriately, the placard reads “WHAM!” [The Sun]
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Photo: Kiersten Clark, WSJ
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