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Rundown for the Week of June 3, 2000

Jerusalem Syndrome
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.

Letting Go
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

Travelers' Aid
Healthy Summer Travels

Rudy's View
Driving in Rome

Culture Watch
Festival of Roses, Bulgaria

Next Week
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 KISS.

"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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