The Travel issue
It's pouring with rain outside and that healthy holiday glow you had after your last break is a distant memory,
it's time to get down to the travel agent and book a flight outta here.
Choose carefully though: Asia, all of it, is off the list (SARS), as is Africa, Europe, and the Americas
(terrorism/those strange dark fellows with the scarves), leaving, er, Antarctica.
Don't forget the pack the ozone hole-strength sun block.
Maybe better to stay home thenﾉ or maybe not.
The chances of picking up the flu from hell even in China itself are a good bit lower than, say,
a similarly wretched, diseased death after going for a dip in the Dotonburi, and the odds of meeting a violent end
at the hands of a crazed martyr are exactly 1,000,342.5 times less likely than an identical fate at the hands of an
equally crazed taxi driver in Shinsaibashi Friday night.
Even better, thanks to the mass panic, it now costs less
to fly abroad than it does to catch that same taxi home. So, grab this month's cut-out-and-keep global guide,
arm yourself with our recommendations for the latest in travel style, and get packing.
It's going to be a great summer for travel.