Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sometimes, Even Fly Brothers Can’t See Past the End of their Noses

MALAYSIA — Kuala Lumpur. At this point in my journey, after two months and nine countries, I was operating on borrowed funds and becoming just the slightest bit panicky about where the next cash infusion would be coming from. The … Continue reading

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A Diwali Story ~or~ Check the Local Calendar for Holidays Before Booking the Flight

This year, the Hindu holy day of Diwali fell on October 17th. This year, my twelve-hour layover in Chennai, formerly Madras, fell on October 17th. As with most religious holidays such as Eid (end of Ramadan) or Hanukkah, Diwali—the Festival … Continue reading

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Global Juke Joint: La-La Land

Get at me, SoCal.

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Delhi Denizens

Dry and monstrously big, India’s capital city houses over twelve million people who, despite sprawling over 570 square miles at the apex of the Indo-Gangetic plain, still seem stacked on top of one another. The New Delhi train depot served … Continue reading

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United to the East, AA f/Fly Bro, FB Winter Tour

United joins Delta in Africa Last week, United Airlines announced service from Washington-Dulles to Accra, Ghana, continuing on to Lagos, Nigeria. When the flights start in May, UA will become the second major American carrier to serve the Motherland, giving … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Faces of the Taj

So, enough personal foolishness; back to the trip: Following what most guidebooks recommend, I hit the Taj Mahal (attractively pronounced “Taj Mel” by the locals) a little after dawn, before the balmy air in the ancient military city of Agra … Continue reading

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Destination: Brasília

Yesterday, I accepted a job with a high school in Brasília, the famously-planned capital of Brazil, starting in January. No, it’s not São Paulo, my favoritest city, but I’m pleased with the move for several reasons: It’s still Brazil and … Continue reading

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