for the Week of July 20, 2001
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Crossing the Line: The Korean Demilitarized Zone by Tom Banse
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.
AIDS Ride by Deborah Clark
The ultimate in politically correct travel just might be the AIDS ride. There are seven multi-day, annual bicycle events in various parts of the U.S. geared toward AIDS awareness and raising money for AIDS research and care. Veterans of the AIDS rides say they sign on at first for the personal chance to test their limits. The challenge drew Savvy reporter Deborah Clark to take on the California AIDS Ride - from San Francisco to Los Angeles. As she reports, it was one heck of a journey - both physical and emotional.
Deep in southern Africa, on the edges of the Kalahari Desert at the Namibia border, lives one of the world's oldest ethnic groups. You may know them as the Kalahari Bushmen. They call themselves, the Khoi San people. They used to number in the millions. Today, there are fewer than 100,000 left. Now we can't all travel to southern Africa, but the voices and the rhythms of the Khoi San almost take us to the Kalahari - you can hear them on a new CD called San'scapes. Bob Duskis is the guy who tipped me off to San'Scapes. Bob's the co-founder of Six Degrees Records - a label based in San Francisco with the philosophy of mixing musicians and sounds from all over the world. Bob's joining me now and he's going to be our musical tour guide for the next few minutes.
When Travel Brochures Lie by Mary Lou Weisman
Contributor Mary Lou Weisman tells us that if it were up to her husband Larry to make the arrangements, they'd never travel anywhere. If she wants to go, she plans the trip. So it was Mary Lou who decided they should visit Chile - a trip she blames on yet another division of labor.
Question of the Week
Socially Incorrect Travel
Deal of the Week
Sushi in Japan...for Less
Humanitarian Travel to Iraq
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