This is the June 2013 issue

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Purchasing Paris public transit tickets
By Richard Milberg
Appears on Page 14
Driver, port to Beijing airport
By Betty Tronson
Appears on Page 14
Seeing more in Turkey
By Andrew Eber
Appears on Page 15
Kyrgyzstan visas
By Cynthia Rignanese
Appears on Page 16
Winter Olympics tickets
By Gene McPherson
Appears on Page 17
Did not find expected amenities on Easter Island
By Charles M. Hayes
Appears on Page 24
On canceled tours
By Gary Mockli
Appears on Page 26
Cartagena visit
Appears on Page 27
‘Gem’ in Siem Reap
Appears on Page 28
Private guide in Latvia
Appears on Page 28
Polar bear shaking water from its head in Coningham Bay — Nunavut, Canada. Photos: Grantham
Belugas and bears in the far north
Appears on Page 29
Labrang Monastery, China
By John Schilling
Appears on Page 52
Apartment in Budapest
By Neil Johnson
Appears on Page 53
Meal in Bolzano
Appears on Page 54
The “Merry Cemetery” in Săpânţa
The “Merry Cemetery” in Săpânţa, Romania
By Steven Emmet
Appears on Page 73

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Apps mentioned in the article
There’s an app for that
Appears on Page 38


View of a man-made lake and the hotel The Address Downtown Dubai from Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
Concern for travelers with disabilities going through airport security screening. Airports with the most passenger traffic.
Boarding Pass

By David Tykol
Appears on Page 2
Curried prawns, sautéed.
What's Cooking in... Sri Lanka
What's Cooking in...

By Sandra Scott
Appears on Page 57
Primary- and secondary-payer policies
Eye on Travel Insurance

By Wayne Wirtanen
Appears on Page 58
Price, location and character are three things I look for when reserving a hotel in Europe. Photo: Gretchen Strauch
Hotel hunting in Europe
Rick Steves' Europe

By Rick Steves
Appears on Page 61
Our group talking with children at Hacienda Venecia, outside of Manizales, Colombia.
The Coffee Triangle
Far Horizons

By Randy Keck
Appears on Page 63

Funniest Thing

Easy choice
Appears on Page 55

Where in the World? Correct Answers

The O2, aka the Millennium Dome
The O2, aka the Millennium Dome
Appears on Page 77