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The romance of train travel (maybe?)

We looked into flying from Shanghai to Guilin, China, and the two fares would have been almost $600.  Taking an overnight train seemed romantic and less expensive, with a fare of $224 for two of us in sleeping berths.  What … Continue reading

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Who are “the most helpful people in the world for travelers”?

Between the two of us we’ve been to 36 countries.  OK, not a huge number, but enough to see a clear winner among those countries for our award for “the most helpful people in the world for travelers”.  The winner … Continue reading

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