This is the April 2013 issue


Temple Ganluyan, built into the rocks in 1096.
Finding traditional China in the lovely coastal province of Fujian
By Jo Ann Mayer
Appears on Page 6
Eating potato peel pie in Guernsey
A literary inspiration sparks a journey of discovery on the isle of Guernsey
By Ann Seibolt
Appears on Page 18
View of the Futaleufú from the Tree House Camp Canyon Overlook.
Running the rapids on Chile’s picturesque Futaleufú River
By Marlene Lomas
Appears on Page 32
Venice’s Grand Canal.
Visions of Venice
By Beth Habian
Appears on Page 36
Taking advantage of an extended port call to visit the religious site of Montser
Spending a day on Montserrat
By Kenneth Jessen
Appears on Page 46

Travelers' Intercom

Amsterdam recommendations
By Vicki Stowell
Appears on Page 12
Patti and Doris at the Al Hamsan traditional village. Photo: Khaled Al Took
Sights of Saudi Arabia
By Doris Neilson
Appears on Page 12
Feeding elephants in Myanmar
By Patricia Mastrobuono
Appears on Page 15
‘Magic of Nicaragua’
By Janice Daunheimer
Appears on Page 24
Turkey with TEO
By Dorothea French
Appears on Page 25
Dancing Bear in St. Petersburg
By Joanne Ramos
Appears on Page 25
Mixed review for hotel in Phnom Penh
By Florence Drake
Appears on Page 26
Apartment, guide in Rome
By Fred Kranz
Appears on Page 26
A stay in Paris
By Margery Cohen
Appears on Page 27
A cove on the rugged coast of the Crozon peninsula — Brittany, France.
A gîte in Brittany
By Mary Rack & Dave Fulk
Appears on Page 28
The Dekeling Resort & Hotel in Darjeeling, India. Photo: Holt
Darjeeling stay
By Jane B. Holt
Appears on Page 29
Indian elephant festival
By Kimberly Edwards
Appears on Page 30
Dining in San Miguel de Allende
By Judy Hodges
Appears on Page 51
“Enchante,” a painting of a typical “gingerbread house” in Haiti.  Photo: Baffa
Art in Haiti
By Winnie Schall Baffa
Appears on Page 52
Avoiding MSG overseas
By Carol Robles
Appears on Page 53
The story behind the scenes
By Fred Steinberg
Appears on Page 54
In love with Sarajevo
By Kathy Wilhelm
Appears on Page 54
By Liz Gard
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A typical market day in Burkina Faso.
Market day in Burkina Faso
By Julie Baker
Appears on Page 73

Calling All Readers!

A good history book
Appears on Page 38

Essay Contest Winners

Greece is great - Winners
Appears on Page 45


Statue of winged Virgin Mary of Quito, El Panecillo Hill, Quito, Ecuador. Photo:
Considering "minimum connection times" between flights. Also, two websites helpful to cruise lovers.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
At a wet market in Phnom Penh, chef San Sinith explained the qualities of various herbs. Photos by Sandra Scott
What's Cooking in... Cambodia
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 57
In Berlin, a convenient online ticketing system is making it easier to visit the
New in the UK and Europe in 2013
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 58
Beneath Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio
Focus on Archaeology

By Julie Skurdenis
Appears on Page 62

Funniest Thing

Render unto Caesar. . .
By Sol Gold
Appears on Page 55

Where in the World? Correct Answers