October Report Cards

FIRST, FAST & FURIOUS — The following is a sampling of reports received from ITN readers around the globe. ITN invites you to join our corps of reporters — just drop a card in the mail while the travel impressions are fresh in your mind. To obtain your ITN Report Cards, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to ITN Report Cards, 2116 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. You will receive eight cards.

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From Geneva, SWITZERLAND, July 19, ’06. . .

Park Hotel Geneva (Avenue Louis-Casai 75-77, CH-1216 Cointrin-Geneva) — close to the airport and with a free shuttle (except in the middle of the night).

Clean. $210 single. Not really worth the money, but all the (slightly) cheaper hotels were booked (and overbooked).

Geneva is a beautiful, safe, clean city but outrageously expensive. Will wait for the prices to come down before I visit again.

— Jeff Banas, Terryville, CT

From Gdansk, POLAND, July 11, ’06. . .

Hotel Le Regina (ul. Kosciena 12, 00-218 Warsaw, Poland; phone +48 0 22 531 6000) — a beautiful, friendly, spotless hotel near the Old Town section of Warsaw.

The staff couldn’t have been nicer and the premises couldn’t have been cleaner.

Not cheap but worth the splurge! About $185 single.

A multitude of shops, restaurants and bars all within a short walk. Not as cheap as years ago, but still less expensive than most of Europe.

Hotel Villa Eva (ul. S. Batorego 28B, 80-251 Gdansk, Poland; phone 00 48 58 341 67 85) — a bed-and-breakfast type of villa. Shopping mall a short walk away. A short drive or tram ride from Gdansk Old Town shopping.

Kept very clean. About $145 single. Only 12 rooms, including one large suite.

Friendly, helpful staff. Great in-house restaurant.

— Jeff Banas, Terryville, CT