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Program 461a: Dracula's Romania; Discriminating London Guide; Travel Kindnesses
Release Date: 10-19-2019
Find out about the ruthless 15th-century prince behind the Dracula legend, still a major source of tourism for Romania. Then get introduced to some of London's more sophisticated establishments, where you can dine and dress like a real gentleman or lady. And enjoy a taste of Diwali, India's "festival of lights" — plus hear from other listeners about unforgettable people they've met in their travels.
- Travel writer Leif Pettersen, author of "Backpacking with Dracula" (self-published)
- Fashion editor James Sherwood, author of "James Sherwood's Discriminating Guide to London" (Thames and Hudson)
- Meera Subramanian, author of "A River Runs Again" (Public Affairs Books)
- Leif Pettersen's website includes a tongue-in-cheek trailer for his book, "Backpacking with Dracula."
- James Sherwood is the author of "James Sherwood's Discriminating Guide to London."
- James also has posted amusing blog observations about life in London in his online diary, "Letters from Bloomsbury Square."
- Jermyn Street in London's West End is known for its many high-end shops. Other popular venues for high fashion outfitters are Burlington Arcade, Savile Row, and St. James's Street.
- - Among the London restaurants Rick and James discuss, Andrew Edmunds is a discreet, "Old Soho" dining establishment. Simpson's in the Strand is known for its Sunday roast. Rules at Covent Garden is the oldest restaurant in London.
- Meera Subramanian is the author of "A River Runs Again."