For anybody who needs any incentive, however, we're offering a prize to the reader who can send in a photograph of the Independent on Sunday taken in the most unusual place you can possibly imagine. You may not be able to tempt a crocodile to take a mouthful of your IoS, but in that case why not carry it with you as you abseil down Everest, ford the Amazon or scale the Great Wall of China? We are giving you plenty of time to compose your pictures - all you need to do is get out in the wilds with an IoS and get snapping.
The prize for the most bizarre and interesting picture will be a pair of flight tickets to anywhere in the USA or Europe, which can be used any time before the end of next summer.
Sponsoring the competition, by the way, is ISIC, the International Student Identity Card (An ISIC card - the world's only internationally recognised student card - can be obtained for pounds 5 a year by anyone over 12 and in full-time education, and gives access to more than 15,000 discounts on travel costs, ranging from flights to car hire. The card can be bought from Student Union offices, branches of Campus Travel, STA Travel and by mail order, tel: 01457 890902).
Please send your entries, to arrive by 15 October 1997, to: Unusual Places, Travel Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. We regret that photos cannot be returned, so please keep your own copy. Usual Newspaper Publishing rules apply.