mentiri factorem fecit – 場黑麥
In an attempt to make the country more attractive to travelers of all income levels, including those of modest means, the Grigovian Ministry of Hospitality recently announced Operation Come Here & Stay, a comprehensive drive to modernize the nation's cottage hospitality industry. The efforts include renovations to the scores of low-cost hostels that dot this small, land-locked Central Asian nation as well as a continuation of the popular Pay-A-Day-And-Play-Away discount plan that has allowed budget-minded individuals to make use of the country's robotic, biodiesel-powered regional bus service. “We want vibrant and wanderlustig people to come here and spend time hiking in the towering Yiptlong Massif, wandering in the trackless wastes of the eastern deserts, and exploring the massive tunnel network that underlies Grig, our capital,” said Hennda Goryist, deputy Minster for Foreign Relations and the mistressmind behind the new system. “Operation Come Here & Stay will provide all interested persons with access to efficient public transportation and clean, safe housing in all of our cities, from Pyltagrad in the west to Gar Nuuzsh in the east. So please, people of the world, come here, have a look around, and stay.”
mentiri factorem fecit – 場黑麥
As part of its nation-wide efforts to improve the health and well-being of its inhabitants, the Glorious Republic of Grigovia announced the reopening of the Lower Eastern Yiptlong Hot Springs & Baths (LEYHS&B). Shuttered shortly after Grigovia's independence – in 1988 – from the Union of Soviet Socialist States, LEYHS&B sat dormant and neglected until 1994. Then, a group of private investors conspired with the Grigovian Ministry of the Interior to not only restore the Art -Deco-style bath houses to their former glory but also tap the region's geothermal capacity to provide heating and electricity to the baths and some neighboring communities. At one time closed to all but the most well-connected cadres of the former Soviet regime, LEYHS&B is now accessible to citizens and tourists via Grigovia's robotic bus system. (Buses depart regularly from the town square in Eiyehrdo Ghassdt, a proud village that lies about halfway between Grig and the eastern city of Gar Nuuzsh.) Famous for wide pools of swirling hot waters as well as frigid dipping basins, visitors to LEYHS&B can now enjoy also a full spectrum of spa treatments that include world-class massages, Finnish-style sauna, archery and martial arts lessons, and guided horse-back or hiking tours of the majestic Eastern Yiptlong massif. Expect stunning views of the Great Dune Sea as well as many happy times with your friends and loved ones at our beloved Hot Springs & Baths. Be sure to visit the adjacent Happy Times Smoking Lodge, where all manner of combustible leaves, tars, and saps from around the world are available for purchase and consumption. Come soon, please, and relax.
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