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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.

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 gorgeous.
Juliette, San Francisco, USA

Medical Travel Advice
The Travellers' Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC) website at ( 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

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