| Nov. 2005
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person needs at intervals to separate
from family and companions and
go to new places. One must go without
familiars in order to be open
influences, to change
Author, Katharine Butler Hathaway, 1890-1942
the precursor of winter... that
prepares us with chilly winds, icy
rain and crispy multi-colored leaves,
is upon us. Seems like yesterday it
was summer. Now is the time to sit
by the fireplace and plan your next
vacation. Even looking at brochures
of warm sunny spots can lighten anyone's
soul. JSG travelers are out and about
scouring the globe for more stories.
A few may come home for Thanksgiving,
while others may just use the American holiday as an excuse to get away.
are your plans? December vacation is just around the corner.
If you are looking for last minute inexpensive spots why not visit http://vactionoutlet.com first.
JSG Producer Marina Farrell near Trakai castle in Lithuania
into November with
us as two writers sail from Vienna to Amsterdam … travel
to India … then come back to Canada. Don't stop there. Visit JustSayGo.com
for other travels that are too numerous for this page ...
Palaces to Castles
and Gail Taylor take the Viking
along the Danube, Main and Rhine
rivers from Vienna to Amsterdam.
Go with them on a 12-day cruise
as they discover what is nestled
in the hills and valleys along
the rivers... More
to the Wild East
Bhattachariee goes to India,
but cannot leave without visiting
the Brahmaptura and Ganges rivers,
better known as the Sundarbans
or Little Amazon. Bhattachariee
gives us a personal tour that doesn't require anyone to even leave the comfort
of home. More
as Canada's Rocky Mountain Playground,
Alberta is surrounded by the Canadian
Rockies and offers more than a few opportunities for fun. But the trip just wasn't
long enough for John Gasawski. He'll tell us why. More
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Mackie, Fiesta Editor lists holiday, carnivals and
parties all over the world. Visit http://justsaygo.com/fiesta/fiesta.html for
one's personal views
on the gay lifestyle,
the annual Gay Pride
Fest is great fun and
the biggest events... More
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TRAVEL — Ten
Good Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language
In August, Keith Kellett participated
in an English-language teaching project in Spain. One of
the discussions focused on students' reasons for learning
English, which set in train the reasons for learning any
foreign language... More
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EASE — Travel Iron by
review by TraveLetter Editor Denise Dube
of that wrinkled and just unpacked look? So was I.
After trying two other mediocre brands, last week I
bit the bullet and purchased an American Tourister
Travel Iron for $24.99. After reading the directions,
I filled the long white plastic contraption with the
required amount of water. After a long 10 minutes,
8 more than travelers usually have to get ready for
an event, it gave off a small amount of steam. The
steam did nothing for the wrinkles or my attitude.
I again read the directions, recalled the years of
using humidifiers for my children's colds, and went
to the cabinet for a smidgen of baking soda. Another
10 minutes passed and the steam output did increase – but
not significantly enough. Wrinkles remained. Worse
still, directions insist the iron must be dry before
storing. Doing that is nearly impossible and I can't imagine putting it back
in a suitcase without starting a mold colony. Although American Tourister is
one of my favorite companies, next time I'll stick with the luggage and forego
the company's accoutrements.
there something you'd like reviewed? Let us know before
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let you know if it meets JSG's standards.
the deal this month. Find a travel
iron that works and let me know at: denise@justsaygo.
I'll personally let you know what I think. Hey, even better, I'll trade you that
Tourister I just bought. OK, so you probably don't want that. How about a travel
pillow? Seriously, let us know and we'll post it next month.
Comparison in Contrasts at a Texas Windmill", by June
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BOOKS: November Review by Keith
Home and Dry in Normandy
by George East, published
by Orion Books, £12.99 ($24.99)
If you liked A Year in Provence,
like this; if you hated A Year in Provence,
you’ll love this.
many people compare George East’s
work with Peter Mayle's tome. They both bought property
in France; both lived there. It's there that the resemblance
once said that when his ship comes in, he’d
be waiting at the railway station. This book is a hilarious,
and perceptive account of the acquisition and renovation
of his French properties – yes, more than one.
He recounts his exploration, with his wife, Donella,
of Norman food and drink wildlife, culture and customs,
some of which the Normans seem to make up as they go
along … while trying just about any hare-brained
scheme to keep the financial wolf at a reasonable distance
from the door.
the story we meet René Ribet, George’s
self-appointed estate manager, a man who, thinking George
is a rich foreigner, rips him off with scam after scam,
but does so in such a way that the two men eventually
become firm friends!
Readers of Home and Dry in Normandy may
well feel a sense of déjà vu, reading this,
and here's why. George has written six books about his
Normandy adventures, and, on receiving rejections from
several publishers, decided to go it alone, and publish
himself. Most of his books are available by mail order,
(www.la-puce.co.uk ) or can be bought on the cross-Channel
ferries. It’s claimed that he has outsold John
Now, finally, he's been published by a mainstream publisher,
and Home and Dry in Normandy is based on his first
two books, Home and Dry in France and René and
Me. Don’t worry if you’ve already read
them. With the omission of repetition, the work becomes
a seamless combination of the two, and I think, a tighter,
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