This is the December 2008 issue

Boarding Pass

Boarding Pass
By David Tykol
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Travelers' Intercom

An insider in London
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Extorted in Moldova
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A few steps to savings
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Lugano’s Parco del Tassino
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Trekking NZ’s Queen Charlotte Track
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Roommate or single supplement
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Why don’t we have that here — better elevator dispatch
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Frequent-flyer seats sparse
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Equitours, Travelex and Botswana
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Oman’s transformation
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Cruise to Asmat, West Papua
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Syria arrangements
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Tips for Papua New Guinea
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The Beijing Olympics
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Reindeer in Lapland
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Coping with and fighting poverty during travels
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Chilka & Simlipal disappointed
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Yosakoi Soran in Sapporo
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The HK shuttle shuffle
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RTC farewell tours
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In Portugal, ask a teen
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High conversion fee
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Charge fee in Denmark
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Credit card purchases
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Dizzy dining
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Keep numbers at hand
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Springprozession in Luxembourg
By Harvey Hagman
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Calling All Readers!

Flight arrangements for tours
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Columns

Rick Steves poses with teenage girls in Iran, a place that might give many Americans culture shock.
Culture shock and wiggle room
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
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Lothal: remnant of ancient India
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
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Patan is Nepal’s ancient city of beauty and art. Photos: Keck
Nepal excursion
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
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Funniest Thing

Funniest Thing for December
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Where in the World? Correct Answers