Ewan McGregor Film Leads Salmon-Seeking Yemen Tourists Astray

Ewan McGregor in Salmon Fishing in the YemenThe Tourism Promotion Board of the Middle Eastern country of Yemen would like to thank Ewan McGregor and the makers of the romantic dramedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, I'm sure, for inspiring thousands of Brits to consider their own soul-searching retreats to the nation. But you might want to reconsider actually booking that trip, because guess what? There aren't really salmon in the Yemen. And, more importantly: "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office last month issued a red warning over the Yemen, telling visitors to 'avoid all travel to the whole country.' It warns that attacks against western and British interests could be indiscriminate, including targets such as residential compounds, military and oil facilities, and transport and aviation interests." [Telegraph via Movie City News]



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