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Question of the Week: Socially Incorrect Travel (7/20/2001)

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Evidentally, many of you wouldn't travel to a destitute country such as Sudan or a politically oppressive country such as Burma as a tourist. On the other hand, a lot of you did call in this week to say that visiting these places of hardship is part of the process of change.

Next Week: Crime on the Road

Once the moral struggles are settled and you've made your decision to travel to a politically touchy part of the world, you may well find that your next concern is not one of conscience, but of safety. Be it Burma, Bangladesh or Boston, no place is immune to pick-pockets, unscrupulous merchants, hotel thieves and a wide variety of shady scammers, highly skilled in the art of separating you from your hard-earned vacation dollars. There's no telling who might take you for a ride. Has a crime been perpetrated on you? Have you witnessed a crime or maybe even called on your Perry Mason resources and helped solve a crime while you've been on the road?

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