She Sells Books in Sweden
Agorass International Bookstore is owned by a Swedish women here in
Stockholm. I thought North American journey women would like to know
that they have hard cover as well as some soft cover English books
for sale. Service is wonderful and if they don't have what you want,
they will order it for you. They are open 11:00 AM-6:00 PM weekdays
and 11 AM-4:00 PM on the weekends. (Address: Narvavagen 25, Subway:
Kerstin Dahlquist, Stockholm, Sweden
Toronto Transit Protects Women
If you are visiting Toronto, Canada, here is something you should
know about our transportation system. The transit company is called
the TTC and they have an evening "Request Stop Program" that allows
women to ask to be let off between stops so that they don't have to
walk too far in the dark to get home (or back to their hotel). It
is in operation every day from when the streetlights come on in the
evening to 5 o'clock in the morning.
Jennifer O'Neil, Toronto, Canada
Women Welcome Women
Women Welcome Women is an international organization of friendship
with a network of some 2500 members across more than 70 countries
of the world. Our aim is to foster cross-cultural understanding and
friendship by the giving and receiving of hospitality in one another's
homes or localities. For further information, check our website at
Elizabeth Dean, High Wycombe Bucks, UK
No Lost Keys, Please!
Journeywomen, add this tip to your safety checklist! Always leave
your room key in the same place in every hotel room you stay in. This
will allow for easy access in case of an emergency.
Brian Campbell, Director of Security, Four Seasons Hotal
Ed. note: Even when there isn't an emergency,
it's so frustrating when you're ready to leave your room to go out
and play and you can't remember where you put your key.
Airport Buses in Hong Kong
When arriving at the airport in Hong Kong, check about the "hotel
buses" that have stops here. Just ask which one goes to your hotel.
They are very clean, quiet, air conditioned, (with space allocated
for luggage) and the driver will announce your hotel as he approaches.
All of this for a few dollars instead of the $20.00 US for a taxi
one way. These buses have a schedule, so inquire about the return
trip to the Airport. The money you save can go towards the great shopping
you do in this place!
Jeanne Taillon-Craske, Lanark, Canada
Wrinkly Clothes Perfect for Packing
My favorite source for travel clothes is the Deva Lifewear catalog.
Their clothes are all made from natural fibers, breathable and easy
to care for, plus they're made by "home-based seamstresses in the
rural regions surrounding [their] facilities in North Dakota and West
Virginia." But the best part is that many of their fabrics are naturally
wrinkly and look great that way--which means you don't have to worry
about packing-wrinkles! They can be reached at 1-800-222-8024 or 110
- 1st Ave. W., PO Box 7S, Westhope, ND 58793-0266.
Lesley, Seattle, USA
A Touch of Louisiana in Amsterdam
Cajun is a very nice Louisiana style restaurant in the middle of the
"De Pijp" area in Amsterdam. Always busy and bustling "De Pijp"is
close to the well known "Albert Cuyp" market. Their blackened catfish
and lovely corn bread is absolutely perfect.Take note: reservations
should be made for the weekend (Ceintuurbaan 260). Tel:+31 (0)20-664
Jan Hagestein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shakespeare in Oregon, USA
Ashland is a beautiful little town in a Southern Oregon mountain valley.
Every year from about March through June you can find the Shakespeare
Festival there... well-known plays from playwrights such as Tom Stoppard
as well as Shakespeare, and lesser-known works that are often even
more fun to see! There are many wonderful bed and breakfast inns in
this little town (as well as the standard hotel offerings) in a terrific
range of prices. My favorite is the Fox House Inn (private hot tubs)...this
is where I chose to go for my 30th birthday last year. I would feel
completely comfortable traveling here alone. The people are very kind
and the scenery is just gorgeous.
Juliette, San Francisco, USA
Medical Travel Advice
The Travellers' Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC) website at (http://www.tmvc.com.au/)
features regular travel health news and updates, including international
travel alerts and advice. Visitors to the site can access a country
by country listing of where vaccines are compulsory or highly recommended
and where malaria is present.
Deborah Mills, Medical Director TMVC, Brisbane, Australia
Female-friendly Food Stops in Montreal
I want other journey women to know about two female-friendly eateries
in Montreal. They are much more than just food stops-- they are fabulously
friendly and community-centred. The first is Santropol on the corner
of funky Duluth and St. Urbain Streets where you can sit all afternoon,
reading the magazines, sipping Hobbit Tea or treating yourself to
their amazingly original sandwiches and soups.The other eatery is
"Chez Soi" on Marie-Anne and St. Denis, open Mon-Fri, 5-7 pm. For
$4.75 you get a delicious vegetarian meal with salad and dessert (and
re-fills!) Super friendly and you also get to sit at a round table
and meet people from around the neighbourhood!
Vanessa Reid, Montreal, Canada
More travel tips