In a reaction to Iran's testing of nine missiles, plans have been scrapped by such high end travel companies as Butterfield & Robinson and Abercrombie & Kent to introduce "Former Axis of Evil Tours," which were being created in anticipation of the election of Barack Obama.
This is disappointing to cyclists who'd been looking forward to visiting such exotic Iranian cities as Isfahan, where they would see "the bazaar, cool blue mosaics and majestic buildings with afternoons free to shop for rugs, followed by a dinner of Faisenjan and Shesh Andaze."
Hikers hoping to visit Iraq's Green Zone can put away their water bottles as they will not be able to "Dine on aubergine fritters in the predominantly Kurdish city of Mosul, where our day begins with a visit to the Prophet Younis Mosque, after which we will admire the Oriental character of Iraq's third largest city before continuing on to Baghdad."
The North Korea tours have also been put on hold so there will be no Americans "Bowing to the 25 meter tall statue of Kim II Sung in Mansudae with an overnight stay at the Hyangsan Hotel in Mt. Myohang before seeing the International Friendship Exhibition and partaking of a dinner of kimchi, kuksu and pulgogi, also offering an optional extension to Beijing."