Games & Humor

The Short List: A Flak Jacket in Your Carry-On

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Day to Day again features another audio puzzle. This time, Karen Grigsby Bates dispenses some travel advice about places you might want to avoid during the holiday season — or any season, for that matter...


Before we're done reviewing things you might want to remember or forget, allow us to offer another DAY TO DAY short list. Short lists are little audio puzzles we like to run now and then. See if you can figure out the common theme of this list, compiled and read by NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates.

KAREN GRIGSBY BATES: Saudi Arabia, Burundi, Uzbekistan, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Cote d'Ivoire, Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, Nepal, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

(Soundbite of music)

BATES: Some of the countries for which the US State Department listed travel warnings for American citizens in 2005.

CHIDEYA: Thanks to NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates for that short list.

Stay tuned. There's more to come on DAY TO DAY from NPR News.

Copyright © 2005 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from