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January 2021 Issue

Funniest Thing

This month’s winner, JEFF GARRETT of Lauderhill, Florida, is a tour operator:

On my fall “5 ’Stans” tour in 2018, our group made a pit stop near lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. At this stop there is a modern gas station, with a beautiful Western WC, and a modern supermarket, where our groups always stock up on “goodies.”

Calling All Readers! Responses...

Following is an excerpt from a letter submitted by Linda Vogel of Pomona, California:

"I had a happy experience with the travel insurance company Generali Global Assistance (San Diego, CA, 800/874-2442;, from whom I had purchased insurance for a March 30-April 22 tour of Algeria, Tunisia and Malta that was subsequently canceled due to COVID-19. ..."

A gorilla in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, observing Jeffery Carrier.

Following is an excerpt from a letter submitted by Susan Angel of San Rafael, California:

"My parents, Jean and Bud Marchant, and my husband, Jerry, and I were on the eve of embarking on a 12-day, September 2009 cruise from Istanbul to Venice when my father fell ill and was hospitalized in Istanbul. ..."

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