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Letters of the Week

We don't know about you, but travel always makes us want to write long juicy letters to everyone we know. Maybe it's bragging rights, maybe it's a burst of poetic inspiration from seeing the Taj Mahal, but one way or another, suitcases and sunsets in strange places turn us into letter-writing fools. So, if it turns out you're the same way....be sure to include us in your list of people you just have to drop a line to. Don't worry, you will make us jealous...but hopefully we'll also be inspired by your adventures.

Want to see what other Savvy visitors have to say? Read our letters of the week, and be sure to tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you!

May 4, 2001

Tips for European Travel

Dear Rudy,

I have a couple tips for travelers headed to Europe. One, if you're going through France, particularly Charles de Gaulle, leave more time for transfers than you would in the USA. I have missed connections there several times on travel scheduled by my travel agent.

Two, be prepared for differences in phones. The sound of a dial tone or busy signal may be different than what you're used to. I have found that in countries where many people have cell phones, landlines are frequently difficult to use. You may want to rent a cell phone in the US before you go.

And three, if you travel with a computer, be aware that we're spoiled in this country by widely available broadband connections. They're rarely available elsewhere.


Three E-Z Steps to Effortless Road Travel in India

Dear Rudy,

I recently traveled to India and experienced many of the adventures of road travel through Rajathan that you described on your show. Our driver told us three things are necessary for driving in India. I think you'll be able to relate...

1. A Good Horn
2. Good Brakes
3. And Good Luck!

Big Lake, Alaska


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