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Date: 04/05/2011

Columbian Tribe Bans 'rude' Tourists from Village

With the rise of increasingly exotic and far-flung destinations for holidays and more and more individuals taking a well earned break to see the world on backpacker travel insurance, one village buried deep in the heart of the Amazon has banned unauthorised visitors from looking at their homes.

For many, a trip up the Amazon River is a once in a lifetime experience and holidaying on their single trip travel insurance, many tourists are keen to take in all the sights and sounds possible. However, the people of Nazareth, mainly of Ticuna Indian descent, have taken steps to prevent what they describe as 'rude' tourists invading their privacy. Some of the main complaints of the villagers include mounds of rubbish being strewn around, including non-degradable plastic bottles, being photographed without permission while sitting outside their homes and being overtly stared at.

Despite there already being an order in place to stop tourists from visiting, there has been no reduction in the numbers arriving, so following an assembly of the inhabitants, tribe members have taken matters into their own hands. Any holidaymakers travelling on their single trip travel insurance and planning on stopping off at the village will now be forced to ask permission, as around the perimeters of the village stands guard a number of spear-wielding village guards.

Desperate to preserve the centuries-old traditions and culture of the tribe, villagers have said they will physically prevent any visitors trying to enter their territory without permission. However, for those exploring on backpacker travel insurance and keen to spend some time with the infamous pink dolphins that splash in the Amazon, while visiting a authentic tribal village, a limited number of permits will be granted. And with the village saying tourists bring very little revenue to their coffers and travel companies instead being the main beneficiaries, any unwanted behaviour is likely to result in the offending visitors being ejected from the protected paradise.


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