This is the January 2012 issue

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Kindness in the Philippines
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Coping with a train strike in Italy
Appears on Page 17
 
The sign for a restaurant across the street from the museum.
Zichron Ya’akov in Israel
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Contract text trumps verbal assurance
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Airfare refund rules in Europe sometimes more strict
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‘Pampered’ on Rhine with Uniworld
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Woman and child with faces decorated — Mandalay
Private Myanmar tour
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Road Scholar’s ‘great guides’
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Rewarding Amazon cruise
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Italy villa, France cruise
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Chambres d’hôtes
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Hotel Wallis, Munich
Appears on Page 55
 
Timor-Leste visit
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Fab flushers
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Calling All Readers!

A progression of sorrow is depicted in the Memorial to the Victims of Communism
Captivating art
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Mary Gibson with the Zamanani Brothers — South Africa
Music! Music! Music!
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Columns

Visitors climb the grand staircase to the remaining façade of São Paulo Church —
Macau — blend of East and West
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 59
 
The 12th-century Gelati Monastery near Kutaisi, Georgia, is filled with amazing
Georgia on my mind
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 61
 
Where Were You in 2011? Also, reciprocating travel
Departure Lounge

By Armond Noble
Appears on Page 77
 

Funniest Thing

Magic carpet ride
Appears on Page 57
 

Where in the World? Correct Answers