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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 362nd issue of your overseas travel magazine. That’s over 30 years of publishing monthly — since 1976.

Just a “heads up” here — the drought of the last few years in East Africa had, at press time, affected hydroelectric production not only in Uganda but in Tanzania. Money for infrastructure projects as well as essential services was being diverted to the importation of thermal power plants and diesel subsidies. Low lake water levels were...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 361st issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine. This is our 30th anniversary issue!

The following was sent to us by one of your fellow ITN readers, Robert E. Pine of Boulder, Colorado: “As a longtime subscriber to International Travel News, I thought you might be interested to know that my wife, Dorothy, and I have recently become the most widely traveled couple in the world. In October ’05 we visited Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and...

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by Marisue Pickering, Orono, ME

As our well-used guidebook to Britain states, “Berkshire has one major tourist attraction: Windsor and its famous castle.” Although my husband and I agree with our travel guide about the premier status of this magnificent castle overlooking the Thames, we delight in discovering minor attractions of the area.

We have enjoyed the byways of Windsor and greater Berkshire in the months of January, March, June, July and November. Our first visit was...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 360th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

360! We’ve come full circle. Well, it’s a full 30 years, anyway. Congratulations on keeping this travel forum going strong with your letters, articles and suggestions.

Nancy Stott of Walnutport, Pennsylvania, wrote to ITN, “First, I would like to thank you for publishing my request for information on ‘Flying Around the World’ (December ’05 & January ’06 issues). I cannot...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 359th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

The world is keeping an eye on overseas outbreaks of bird flu. So far, fortunately, human cases are limited. To be better prepared to deal with any pandemic influenza that might occur, the White House in November released an outline of measures that could be taken to slow the spread of such a disease.

Basically, if there is “extensive transmission,” travel to and from affected areas...

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Dear Globetrotter: Welcome to the 358th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

On Oct. 12, about 1,500 people were evacuated from Machu Picchu, Peru, after a mudslide covered a section of the railway line to the mountaintop Incan ruins. No one was hurt, and buses were employed to take the people down.

Snow melting on a nearby peak caused a chunk of Veronica Peak to break off, burying the tracks with seven meters of mud and rocks. Rail service was restored in a few...

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Dear Globetrotter: Welcome to the 357th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

As ITN subscriber Calvin Parker of Upland, California, lamented in the July ’05 issue, page 85, Avis would not rent him a car in Belize because he was over 65. He has sent a follow-up letter explaining that he found an agency in Belize City that would rent to him but he ended up feeling cheated.

He wrote, “Upon my returning the car, the owner and a clerk examined it looking for damage....

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Dear Globetrotter: Welcome to the 356th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

In this issue of ITN you’ll find letters from travelers who answered our questions about “money matters overseas,” specifically, how they deal with cash, credit cards, travelers’ checks, etc., and go about making purchases for goods and services while traveling. More information and advice on the subject is in a feature on page 55 as well as in Dr. Wagenaar’s “Discerning Traveler” column on page...

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