Rundown for the week of November 27, 1999
It's a holiday weekend, full of travel and history. We sent reporter Kitty
Felde to the Dutch city of Leiden. She found a big piece of America hidden
on a narrow back street.
On the Korean Peninsula, two countries have been at war for almost 50
years. Now it's true that a cease-fire agreement ended major hostilities
between North and South Korea back in 1953, but officially, the two
countries are still at war. Tom Banse recently ventured into the Korean
Demilitarized Zone, the thin strip of land that divides North from South.
He found a place, believe it or not, friendly to tourists, even while
troops suspiciously eye each other from across enemy lines.
I've found some of my greatest discoveries only after I stepped off my
itinerary and went searching for the unknown. That's also what Joan
Reinhardt Reiss and her husband did recently when they set out to find the
heart of Ireland by bicycle. They wanted to get close to the people and
experience the culture first hand. What they found was a country much
different than what they expected.
Traveling with Kids
Remember those all those fun and happy trips, traveling with your kids? No?
Well, don't worry, you're not alone. A postcard from Susan Kepner, who
writes to us from Berkeley, California.
Strange Foods Interview
Okay, you can relax now, you made it through another Thanksgiving. Frankly,
I like Turkey day ... it's the weeks of leftovers I can live without. But
consider for a moment the alternatives. How does grilled rat sound? Or a
deep-fried iguana appetizer? And for dessert? Forget pumpkin pie, pass the
chocolate covered meal-worms. Mmmm! Now, these are only a few of the
culinary delights sampled in Jerry Hopkins' new book, Strange Foods:
Bushmeat, Bats and Butterflies: An Epicurean Adventure Around the World.
The Ghosts of Road Trips Past
Rencontre Trans Musicale
Deal of the Week
Club Med's Wild-Card Vacation
Question of the Week
More Seatmate Stories
Hiking, Biking and Hitching
Next week, find out just how hard things are getting for the British royalty:
"We've got two gardeners whereas the garden used to have twenty-four
gardeners. I just wish I could see some light at the end of the tunnel."
What's a poor lord to do? Open his house for tours! ... Want to know how
keep the wrinkles out of your world weary wardrobe? And, hey, even a city
as big as New York can get tiresome with a guidebook that reads like a
"I've seen the Statue of Liberty three times. I've seen the Twin Towers,
the Empire State Building and Central Park."
Finding the city hidden between the sights ... that's on next week's journey.
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