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: Karla Plan)
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 4729
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
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