Monthly Archives: November 2009
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
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
Get at me, SoCal.
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
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
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