This is the August 2014 issue

Boarding Pass

The Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey joins Guild Street on the north bank to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south — Dublin, Ireland. Photo ©Laurentiu Iordache/
Beware of professional pickpockets in Europe
By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2

Travelers' Intercom

Replacing a debit card overseas
By Brigid Duffy
Appears on Page 13
Dublin airport to Northern Ireland
By Stephen O. Addison, Jr.
Appears on Page 13
Christ Church Cathedral — Dublin. Photos: Gurman
A look at literary Dublin
By Irma Gurman
Appears on Page 15
Just wanted to get home
By Wendy Maloon
Appears on Page 26
Copa flight oversold
By Linda Huetinck
Appears on Page 28
Many old Cuban mansions have been converted to paladares, privately owned high-end restaurants.
Road Scholar tour of Cuba
By Fred Steinberg
Appears on Page 28
Volunteering in Cuba
By George Carter
Appears on Page 31
Praise for LCA Toptour in Alsace
By Marjorie Wright
Appears on Page 33
Jane O’Brien and the statue of Lady Linshui at Lady Linshui Temple in Tainan, Taiwan.
Shangri-La in Tainan
By Kevin O’Brien
Appears on Page 34
Dining in Hong Kong
By Jim Delmonte
Appears on Page 34
Kudos to Novotel in Yogyakarta
By Dave Smith
Appears on Page 34
Prosthesis info card
By Fr. Michael Fill
Appears on Page 36
Scanning devices relied upon
By Karl Strobl
Appears on Page 36
Artificial implants and airport security
By Denise Doporto
Appears on Page 36
Collapsible hiking poles
By Samantha Sartain
Appears on Page 37
Pickpockets in Paris
Appears on Page 54
Mind Lisbon’s slippery sidewalks
By Irwin Schatzman
Appears on Page 54
Luang Prabang lament
By Kathy Wilhelm
Appears on Page 56
Water bottle Aquaclip®
By E. Tobias Earl
Appears on Page 57
Ladies’ cabs in Dubai
By Nancy J. Norberg
Appears on Page 57
Traveling & Giving: Reader’s Digest popular
By Rosemary Stafford
Appears on Page 57
Trans-Siberian railway trip
By Stan Ink
Appears on Page 73

Calling All Readers!


A Tarahumara woman in the Copper Canyon — Mexico. Photos by Wayne Wirtanen
Discovering Mexico’s Copper Canyon
Adventure Travel for the Mildly Adventuresome

By Wayne Wirtanen
Appears on Page 59
jamon iberico de bellota
Eating in Spain — sustenance for the soul
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 62
Granada’s charming, early-19th-century  Hotel Dario. Photo  by Randy Keck
Nicaragua: Central American adventure
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 63

Funniest Thing

Pontiff plaudits
By Custis Haynes
Appears on Page 57

Where in the World? Correct Answers

Tumuli Park
Tumuli Park, Gyeongju, South Korea
Appears on Page 77