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About the Author
Mark Baker is a long–time American expat, living in Prague, and a frequent traveler to both Slovakia and Poland. He’s one of the original editors of The Prague Post and was for years a foreign correspondent and editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, based in Prague. He′s now a freelance writer and reporter. Dr. Keith Bain originally hails from the South African coastal city of Durban, where he developed a penchant for the beach, extra–hot curry, and all–night nightlife. He holds a doctoral degree in contemporary cinema studies and is the co–author of Frommer′s India and a contributor to Frommer′s Dream Vacations . Angela Charlton first went to Russia a few weeks after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and spent the better part of the ensuing decade living and working there as a journalist. She was a Moscow–based correspondent for the Associated Press for six years and is the author of Frommer′s Moscow & St. Petersburg . Heather Coombs is a freelance travel writer and translator of Russian and French. She studied languages at Cambridge University while moonlighting as a correspondent for a Russian newspaper before moving to Paris where her credits include work for Today in English and Living in France magazines, and ForbesTraveler.com. Dr. Ryan James earned a doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. He has been living in Budapest, Hungary since 2001, and has been a full time instructor in the American Studies department at Eötvös Loránd University since 2002. He has traveled to forty–six countries, so far. He welcomes e–mail from readers. Write to him at email@example.com. Hana Mastrini is a native of the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary who became a veteran of the "Velvet Revolution" as a student in Prague in 1989. She is the author of Frommer′s Prague & the Best of the Czech Republic . Karen Tormé Olson is the author of Frommer′s Croatia . Karen is a photographer, freelance travel writer, and former Chicago Tribune editor. She recently earned her doctorate in administration and currently holds a day job as a high school counselor and fencing coach. She lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband, son, and three large dogs. Sanja Bazulic Olson is the coauthor of Frommer′s Croatia and a Croatian national who was born in Denmark, but has lived in Croatia all her life. She graduated from Zagreb University with a degree in agricultural engineering. She currently is working as a project manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Kabul, Afghanistan.