Travel News and Deals – July 7, 2009 – Afghanistan as a Vacation Spot, The real Slumdog Millionaire, Travel Gadgets

by brian on July 7, 2009

Travel news and deals of interest to YOU from around the Web compiled and edited by
If you know any great travel stories or tips we all should read, please send it to me and I will put an acknowledgment of your contribution in the posting.

Portable Power For Travel Gadgets and Gear

The gadget freak I am loves to see this stuff. But after traveling so far for so long I know that gadgets get lost, or weigh you down. But I’m sure there is something you can find useful here.

The Power Of Compliment Letters To Airline Personnel

We give the airlines lots of grief for the things they do wrong. But how about giving airline employees some love when they go out of their way to do something right? It can make someone’s day and perhaps make service better everyone else going forward.

The Britons Who Stayed Behind And Thrived In Hong Kong

Hong Kong was a city of contrasts. The mix of Chinese & British customs created a city that literally stands in the shadow of mainland China. The British ex-pats who stayed in Hong Kong after the transfer back to China in 1997 have made a huge contribution and found ways to survive and thrive while there.

6 Reasons to Travel Without A Plan

I did a lot of this after a certain point. I got tired of reading and carrying guide books and found more excitement by just landing at the airport and going with the flow.

Silence Beyond Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire showed a very fictionalized version of India. Fantastic movie, but this article shows the real story.

Looking for vacation? Try Afghanistan

Afghanistan? Really? Yes.

Discounts abound as Thailand tourism drops

Thailand still has not fully recovered from the protests of the past year. The Thai, lovely people and their coups are generally bloodless. Remember this about Thailand: Great people, cheap food, great sites and culture.

The agony and ecstasy of online travel video

I didn’t do much video while traveling because of my underpowered laptop. But with the prevalence of YouTube and other video sites, it is a great way to share your trip.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one } July 7, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Loved the interview with Shelley – she is doing some great work :-)


brian July 8, 2009 at 9:12 PM
Slumdog depicted it pretty well, but the fairytale ending is not the case for most orphans. It keeps the Hollywood/Bollywood perspective in check.


Fly Brother August 9, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Hey Brian…where are you these days?


brian August 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM

@Fly Brother
I'm in NYC right now.


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