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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 392nd issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, the magazine largely written by its readers. Including you.

If you were to take your last trip over again, what’s the one thing you would do differently? Got it? Now write it down and send it to ITN, 2116 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818, or e-mail editor@intltravelnews.com. Share your travel tip or suggestion with your fellow subscribers. Use your knowledge to help make someone else’s trip a...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 391st issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

No good deed goes unpunished.

In the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, the number of beggars and street children rose from 870 in 2006 to 2,600 in 2008. In an effort to reverse the trend, in June the legislative council made it against the law to give money to beggars. The penalty is up to three months’ jail time or a fine of up to 1.5 million rupiah (about $170).

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 390th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

First, here are a few things you should be aware of.

In Lima, Peru, criminals have been posing as hotel guests at conferences and special events in 5-star hotels and prominent restaurants. When the opportunities arise, they sneak away with guests’ purses, laptops, cell phones and other valuables.

An American couple disembarked a ship in Rome in May, planning to get some...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 389th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

In Brazil, Congress soon may pass a bill requiring all foreigners to get visitors’ permits from both the justice and defense ministries before entering the Amazon. Foreigners caught there without the permits could be fined 100,000 reals, or about $60,000.

The action is to fight “biopiracy” — the illegal use of the rainforest’s resources, including traditional or indigenous knowledge...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 388th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Each month, this magazine presents articles and letters written by its subscribers, travelers sharing advice, adventures and discoveries. We toss in a few columns by Contributing Editors and descriptions of upcoming tours, events and products as well, plus news of interest to travelers. For example. . .

Travel agents in Hong Kong reported that authorities in China have stopped...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 387th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Before you get to the articles and letters sent in by other ITN readers — who write for your benefit as well as a love of travel, not for any personal gain — here are some news items you may find of interest.

Travelers flying into Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport are no longer being asked by Immigration officials to state where they will be staying while in South...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 386th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, the magazine that depends on its subscribers, international travelers like YOU, to fill its pages.

Just back from someplace beautiful or interesting? Get ripped off by the cab drivers in a city overseas? Have a packing tip? This is the place to share what you’ve learned with people who will appreciate it and can benefit from it.

We print news items, too, for travelers. While I cover...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 385th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine. We’re beginning our 32nd year of publication. . . and not slowing down!

This is the first March issue of ITN since 1986 that has not contained a Reference Index listing all of the articles, letters and news items printed in the magazine during the previous year or, since, September ’03, half year. Instead, we are devoting those pages to more of your articles and letters.

As I...

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