for thought in London -- writes Liane B. from Ireland
-- I'd like other travelling women to know about "Food For Thought,"
on Neal Street (Covent Garden Tube). It's a lovely, small vegetarian
restaurant with mouth-watering food (the cheese scones are a real
treat). The menu changes daily so you can go back often without
getting bored. FFT is open for lunch and dinner and located right
in the heart of the theatre district, making it a good place to
stop before a show. The seating is limited and you often share a
table which can be a pleasant way to meet people. If you arrive
early, take the table tucked into the back alcove (tiny and you
sit under a low ceiling on big, fluffy pillows). It's perfect for
reading, relaxing or (should you meet your Prince in London) unlimited
knock airline freebies -- writes Jen of Minneapolis,
USA -- During my service in the Peace Corps, I did an all-night,
13km pilgrimage to a church with a friend. I am prone to blisters
and my roommate offered to lend me a pair of great socks from REI.
I dug them out of her crate of clothes and had the best hike of
my life. Not one blister. The next day we realized I had worn her
free American Airlines socks. Don't know what's in them, but they
your feet in Chile -- warns Lea in Ottawa, Canada
-- When I visited Chile, I paid very close attention to the clothes
I wore and I did not feel that I stood out in any way from the rest
of the population except ... from the ankles down. I found, to my
dismay, that mine seemed to be the only sneakers (Black Reeboks)
in the entire country. Even the teenagers and University students
were either in dress shoes or sandals. Yikes! My feet were a dead
giveaway. Pack accordingly, ladies.
love Tel Aviv's Big Mama -- writes Ella of Ariel Travel
in Israel -- When my girlfriends and I meet for lunch, one of
our favorite choices is Big Mama's. Location? Right in the heart
of Tel Aviv next to the famous Carmel Market. For those in the know,
this spot is famous for their pizza with thin, thin crust, and wonderful
pasta dishes. The decor is eclectic -- high ceilings, old fashioned
tiled floors, wooden tables and chairs, no table cloths and no frills.
Just good food. Dining solo? Take your choice. You can eat either
at your own table or at the bar where you can chat with other singles.
a women's B&B in Berlin -- writes Barbara from Germany
-- We're new members of the Journeywoman Network and we're conveniently
located right in the center of Berlin between Potsdamer Place and
Brandenburger Gate. There are 37 beds available -- single rooms
($US39), double and twins ($US67 per night). Rates for triples and
quads are available on request. We also have a two-bedded-room for
disabled guests. All rooms have ensuite shower. Breakfast from $US2.00-5.00
Tel. 049 (0)30/22489096. Berlin's a fabulous city. Welcome everybody!
silk undies -- writes Nissa from Madison, USA--
The greatest tip I can give sister travelers going to any cold weather
climate is to take along two pairs of 'silk long underwear', one
for the day and one pair to sleep in. They are light weight and
a little more expensive than cotton, but so well worth the price
of not freezing! Ed. note: If you're travelling in China where they
are always available and very reasonable -- pick up an extra couple
of pairs. I got mine there ten years ago and they still are wonderful.