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Special Information for the week of May 9, 1998


On April 29th, the State Department put out a travel warning recommending that U.S. citizens avoid any non-essential travel to Cambodia. The country is holding its general election on July 26 and that means there's more potential for politically motivated violence. The State Department's warning also says there have been dramatic increases in the number of armed robberies and assaults, even during daylight hours.

If you still plan on going to Cambodia, however, the State Department recommends that if you visit Angkor Wat, you should travel by air and limit yourself to the city of Siem Reap and the main Angkor Wat Temple complex. Americans traveling out of Phnom Penh by motor vehicle should ONLY do so in convoys and ONLY between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Travel by boat should be avoided altogether, and, of course, Americans should be vigilant about their personal security and exercise caution at all times. Next week we're going to talk to someone from the State Department and learn what the agency's criteria is for determining whether or not a country is safe for Americans travelers.

Q & A I -- Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day

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Listeners' Calls

Rudy mentions:

Qantas will give you five nights free in a hotel in Sydney or Melbourne, Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand, if two of you fly Qantas together. You must book by the end of May and conclude travel by mid-September.

Q & A II -- General Questions

Rudy mentions:

Traveling Solo, a bi-monthly newsletter published by Connecting, a singles' travel organization. (604)737-7791 One-year subscription: $25

Group retreat suggestions:

Outpost Wilderness Adventure offers lodge facilities, team building activities, group retreats, etc.
719-748-3080 or 830-238-4383

All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting (800)24-RAFTS

Saco Bound Canoeing (603)447-2177 or rivers@sacobound.com

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