This is the December 2013 issue

Boarding Pass

Travelers' Intercom

Nairobi airport after the fire
By Gary Furlong
Appears on Page 11
Sapporo Autumn Fest 2013
By Stanley Osur
Appears on Page 12
Albania, Macedonia & Montenegro
By Nyck Wijbrandus
Appears on Page 13
Talk your way into a free cruise
By Chloe Winston
Appears on Page 14
Ethiopia tour did not go as planned
By Gail Riba
Appears on Page 23
Komodo dragons and one of the guards. Photo by Ronald Dohanick
Komodo, land of the dragons
By Nancy Gresham
Appears on Page 26
Panama properties, adventures
By Marlene Lomas
Appears on Page 28
B&B Hof van Eerde
By Ethel Brodie
Appears on Page 28
Bucharest gems
By David De Mille
Appears on Page 29
Denise’s in London
By Dee Poujade
Appears on Page 29
Volksmarching in Italy
By Rod Smith
Appears on Page 30
Buyer, beware in Istanbul
By Peggy Scanlon
Appears on Page 45
Private guide in Bulgaria
By Ed & Patte Sullivan
Appears on Page 46
Guide in Sicily
By Linda Beuret
Appears on Page 46
The stave church from Gol at the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Norway, has been dated to at least AD 1212.
Savings in Oslo and Copenhagen
By Paula Prindle
Appears on Page 47
Rapa Nui ‘wonderful’ + Cuba CDs
By Louise Sherman
Appears on Page 48
Riding camels to the Great Pyramids.
Great Pyramids of Giza by camelback
By William Terry Smith
Appears on Page 73

Calling All Readers!

Traveling and giving
Appears on Page 39


A bronze bust of Albania’s national hero, G.K. Skanderbeg, located at the National Museum inside Krujë Castle. Photo: ©ollirg/123rf
Chip-and-PIN or chip-and-signature, plus FAA electronics rules change
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
What's Cooking in... Ottawa
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 56
Outside of Europe and US — Suggested tipping amounts worldwide
The Discerning Traveler

By Philip Wagenaar
Appears on Page 57
If you need cheap street food in Britain, get take-out from a fish-and-chips shop such as this one in Pitlochry, Scotland. Photo by Dominic Bonuccelli
Eating on the cheap in expensive cities
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 60
Raudonvaris Castle, west of Kaunas, Lithuania.
Lithuanian castles along the Nemunas
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 61
Baracoa — lost in time, found in nature
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 64

Funniest Thing

Where in the World? Correct Answers

Cruz del Tercer Milenio, Chile
Appears on Page 77