This is the December 2011 issue

Boarding Pass

Features

View of Kylemore Abbey.
Impressed with Ireland on a chauffeured tour
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Metropolitan Cathedral on the Zócalo.
A month in Mexico City
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We visited this beautiful dzong in Bhutan.
Bhutan, Nepal & the mystical Himalayas
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One of the many beaches south of Castelsardo.
Off-season in Sardinia
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Travelers' Intercom

In and around Amsterdam
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The Vizcaya Bridge in Bilbao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bilbao delights
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Car rental snag in Ireland
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Tracing ancestors from Germany
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Luggage lost and lessons learned
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‘Disappointed’ on Cunard’s Queen Eilzabeth
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Violins and more in Cremona
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Bulgaria by bike
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Smooth rolling in Africa
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Ethiopia with Patrick Syder
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Brazil’s Pantanal
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Dealing with roommate issues on a tour
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France’s ‘Megalithic Parthenon’
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By Bromo Volcano on Java
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Sumengen Hotel, Istanbul
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Arlequin in Brussels
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Montevideo cautions
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Solid advice
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Security pass
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Calling All Readers!

Columns

Cheap sleeps in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 58
 
What’s Cooking in…Hong Kong
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 59
 
Children, too, serve as costumed docents at Kings Landing.
Colonial history comes alive at Kings Landing
The Garden Path

By Yvonne Horn
Appears on Page 60
 
Bay of Bones archaeological site on Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
Macedonia’s Bay of Bones
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 62
 
Readers name items brought from overseas
Departure Lounge

By Armond Noble
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Funniest Thing

Nothing to sniff at
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Where in the World? Correct Answers