Rundown for the Week of June 3, 2000
Next time you stop off in Jerusalem, we suggest that you might want
to take along some contact information for your favorite shrink back
home. The odds are greatly against it, but you may end up thinking
you're John the Baptist or the Virgin Mary. There is a rare travel
psychosis known as Jerusalem Syndrome and in 1999, more than 50
visitors were diagnosed. The Savvy Traveler's Judie Fein fills us in.
Reviving Ancient Knowledge
In the Egyptian city of Alexandria, there's an effort underway to
recapture the spirit of the ancient Library of Alexandria, one of the
greatest intellectual institutions the world has ever known. The
revival of the ancient Library is a joint effort of the Egyptian
government and UNESCO. The Savvy Traveler's Tom Verde visited this
ambitious work in progress.
Bad Taste Tour: Erotic Museums
You thought we had done it all, but The Savvy Traveler is back with
another stunningly tacky episode of our Bad Taste Tours. This time we
visit the Sex Museums of Paris and Amsterdam. Listen in as our
intrepid traveler Cash Peters takes this hardship duty like a man.
Ever been in an awkward social situation in a foreign country? Scott
Rosenberg was traveling around Germany when he met Antoine, who
dragged him to her sister's wedding the next day. When they arrived
at Antoine's family home, he was handed ill-fitting slacks and a
traditional Bayrisher shirt. Scott's postcard tells the rest.
Interview: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Sir Ernest Shackleton's famous journey through the Antarctic, from
1914 to 1916, is a testament to man's will to survive. Caroline
Alexander recounts his endeavor in her new book called "The
Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition". We ask her
why she thinks there's still so much fascination with Shackleton.
Deal of the Week
The NWA.Com Club at Northwest Airlines
Question of the Week
Roadside Diner Adventures
Healthy Summer Travels
Driving in Rome
Festival of Roses, Bulgaria
There are a lot of hidden rules when it comes to socializing in
another country. For instance, in France, you've got to negotiate THE
"As if playing a game of chicken, I head straight at the person with
my lips in kissing position, hoping they will swerve to one side and
avoid the sort of kiss Boris Yeltsin gives to Arafat when they greet."
Hear what our Vagabond Traveler's learned about kissing in other
countries. And if you enter territory that's a bit more hostile, have
we got an obstacle course for you!
"We walk through a trip wire, miss empty bullet shell cases and
practically fall over a gun pointing at us from under some leaves."
Learn how journalists and other thrill seekers train to survive in
hostile environments during next week's edition of The Savvy Traveler.
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