Travel Briefs

The guidebook “Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest” helps visitors to London seek out the city’s best time-capsule pubs. Only 133 make it onto the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) regional inventory for their important historic interiors. The 48-page guide, with photographs, costs £3.50. Visit

The Danish Architecture Center’s new webguide helps you plan your own architectural walking tours through Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg. There are 14 tours in all. Visit, choose the ones you like, print them out and you’re ready to go!

For info on Denmark, call the Danish Tourist Board at 212/885-9700 or visit

The delta of the Geumgang River is one of Korea’s main breeding grounds for migratory birds. Just opened there in the Seongdeok-ri, Seongsan-myeon, Gunsan-si, area is the Geumgang Migratory Bird Observatory (phone 82-63450-6273).

It has observatories on the ninth and 11th floors; a revolving restaurant on the 10th floor; lectures and information on birds in the basement; year-round displays plus a screening room on the first floor; special exhibits on the second floor, and cultural...


Monkey Mia in Western Australia is known as the place where dolphins approach the shore to fraternize with the crowds, but there are other attractions in the area.

A few miles south is Shell Beach, comprised of billions of crushed shells. And farther along is Hamelin Pool, where hypersalinization (it’s twice as salty as seawater) has contributed to the formation of strange, domed stromatolites; they are known as “living fossils” because these cyanobacteria formations are probably as...


Among new products in Magellan’s summer 2004 travel supplies catalog is “Buzz Off” Insect Shield clothing. It repels mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects without lotion or spray; offers 30+ SPF sun protection, and wicks moisture away from skin for comfort. The protectant lasts through 25 or more machine washings.

Contact Magellan’s, 110 W. Sola St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3007; call 800/962-4943 or visit

The 12th edition of “Health Hints for the Tropics” is available from the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. The 50-page booklet includes the chapters Preparation for Travel; Immunizations; Malaria Prevention; Travelers’ Diarrhea; Special Health Problems; Advice for En Route and After Returning, and References and Resources. Individual copies are $5, postage included.

To order a copy, send a check or money order to ASTMH, 60 Revere Dr., Ste. 500, Northbrook, IL 60062...


The “Directory of Clinical Consultants in Tropical Medicine & Travelers’ Health” is a resource for travelers seeking referral to a specialist in tropical medicine and/or travelers’ health, whether for pretravel counseling and immunization or post-travel evaluation, consultation and treatment. The directory, which lists physicians’ office hours and the services they provide, is available at no charge and can also be accessed at

To order a copy, contact ASTMH.

In January ’04 we spent 15 nights at the beautiful Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino (phone [599-9] 736-8800, fax [599-9] 462-7502). This 5-star resort is first class. We paid $229 for a nice double with a beautiful view of the blue and green waters of the Caribbean.

The open-air lobby, typical of hotels in this area, was so pleasant to walk through anytime of the day or night.

The resort’s open-air Palm Café faced the lovely pool area and Caribbean and...