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AUGUST 21 - AUGUST 28, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 7/8

  TRAVEL WATCH

Experiencing Asia Strictly by the Book
Traveling can be arduous business: just ask the TIME Asia editorial team that traveled from Sapporo to Surabaya to report this week's special issue

Detour
Travelers wanting to see where contestants in CBS' popular Survivor show played out their prime-time Robinson Crusoe fantasy can now visit the remote Malaysian island of Palau Tiga

Web Crawling
Billing itself as an "anti-tourism" travel site, Split rips into the travel industry with gusto

Travel Watch Archive: Browse hundreds of Asian travel tips

Web Crawling

Split
(www.splitnews.com)

BEYOND TOURS Billing itself as an "anti-tourism" travel site, Split rips into the travel industry with gusto. Expedia, airlines, travel writers, John Grisham readers—nobody is safe from the wrath of this witty, if slightly mean-spirited bunch. If you're sick of travel guides that offer more hype than insight and need a dose of reality, this is a good place to take a rest.

The Explorers
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ANCIENT TRAILS Here's a vault of knowledge about the world's earliest globetrotters, from Henry the Navigator to Marco Polo. It connects to hundreds of pages packed with information on travelers of yore and their adventures. Lest you think it was all fun and games back then, there's a long and gruesome list of how some early tourists met their end: shot with poisoned arrows, crushed by stones, burned alive.

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