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January 20, 2008

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Time for Siesta

Johannesburg is spread out like Los Angeles. A good base of operations is the comfortable Siesta Guest House in the southern suburb of Meyersdal Crest.

Siesta Guest House, 66 Francolin St., Meyersdal Crest, Alberton, Johannesburg; 011-27-0-11-867-3340.

Doubles from about $40.

Gary Bowne

Santa Ana



Near Old Petra

The Moevenpick, part of a Swiss chain, is a fantastic hotel in Petra, seconds away from Old Petra. Great service and lovely bedrooms.

Moevenpick Resort, P.O. Box 214, Wadi Mousa 71810. Petra; 011-962-3-215-7111,

Doubles from $100.

Julia Halperin and Mark Rikess

Hollywood Hills

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