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TRO Travelgram: Sept 12



Thursday, September 12
36 Hours In...Bangkok
A heady mix of palaces and temples, mesmerising cuisine and vibrant street life reward the visitor to this extraordinary city...Telegraph (London)

10 things to know before visiting Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
The Holy Land makes for inspiring, fascinating, confusing travel. To some, the chunk of territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is all Israel. To others, it's all Palestine. For most -- as is true so often in this region of shifting truths and manipulated historical narratives -- it's a bit of both... CNN

Cuba: Doing It Your Way
There are a variety of ways for Americans to travel to Cuba, all with varying levels of restrictions. Here's a cheat sheet... New York Times

Tours and Activities
World's largest cave to open for public tours
Vietnam's Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world, will be open for public viewing from next year... Telegraph (London)

Rick Steves: Where to find Europe's best beer
When I'm far from home, I become a cultural chameleon. I eat and drink regional specialties with gusto, feasting on steak and red wine in Tuscany and stuffing down tapas at midnight in Spain. So when I travel to countries that are known for their beer, I morph into the best beer aficionado I can be... USA Today

River cruise in Russia: In the wake of Peter the Great
Teresa Levonian Cole marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Romanov dynasty with a cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg... Telegraph (London)

Cruise ship tours: Carnival Liberty
The 110,000-gross-ton, 2,974-guest Carnival Liberty was the first of Carnival Cruise Lines' 24 ships to feature "Fun Ship 2.0" enhancements, which were added during a two-week dry dock in October 2011...

Best ways to add romance to your cruise
Sunset sail-away cocktails are pure bliss and unpacking just once while visiting several destinations is divine, but life onboard a cruise ship — especially one accommodating 3,000-5,000 passengers — certainly has chaotic moments that can zap romance at a moment's notice... USA Today

JetBlue CEO: AA should give up all D.C. slots in merger
JetBlue CEO Dave Barger says American Airlines should be forced to give up all of its flights at Washington Reagan National Airport if its merger with US Airways ultimately is allowed to proceed... USA Today

AA: Lawsuit 'ignores realities of airline industry'
American and US Airways defended their proposed merger in a court filing Tuesday, accusing the Justice Department of "ignoring the realities of the airline industry" in its suit that would block the merger... USA Today

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