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Note that it says Babies and not Babes on Bikes. We’re not that type of blog.
Anyway I love these pics of Hanoi because this is pretty representative of Southeast Asia in general. Folks can’t afford cars so motobikes and motorcycles are the main form of transportation. As such, the kids have to get on the bikes too, many times with no head protection. I was nervous for the kids when I first saw this in Cambodia, but kids are perfectly calm on the bikes. You would be too if you were riding on a bike soon after leaving the womb as toddler wedged between your mother and father.
I’m not so concerned about the tips themselves as I am about sending your teenager abroad. We are not talking about a study abroad program or a summer camp where you are in a structured, supervised environment. We are talking about a 16 year old exploring a country or countries on his/her own. Is that too early? Is that any worse than allowing your kid to travel around the world in sailboat? Or is an amazing opportunity for personal growth, independence and exploration?
Man Builds Vintage First Class Pan Am Cabin in His Garage
Talk about passion! This man created the cabin of a PanAm aircraft in his garage, even making his own peanut bags with the PanAm logo. When his passion for air travel was sparked as a child, who could have imaginged this. I’m just glad he works for United as an adult. A person with that much love for aircraft SHOULD be putting that love into his work at an airline. He’s someone who probably loves going to work everyday.
At least we have some closure on the original story – the flight attendant did it! Trust no one in the air. Even your smiling flight attendant serving you your ginger ale could have sticky fingers when you fall asleep…
Really bad news for travelers looking for accommodation bargains in one of the most expensive hotel cities in the world. The main arguments used against short term apartment rental were:
1. they are unregulated and a health hazard, posing problems for neighbors and the visitors themselves
2. they shrink the supply of apartments available for actual residents, keeping rents high and eliminating affordable housing
Most of these issues are related to the single room occupancy (SRO) houses and illegally licensed hostels. But individual homeowners and renters renting to another individual party got swept up in this legislation.
What I think this really is is a victory for the hotel lobbyists who wanted this bill to pass in the worst way. They just eliminated the competition in the form of thousands of apartments and houses in the largest city in the United States.
When the Super Bowl comes to NYC/NJ in 2014, we are going to wish these apartments were available. We can only hope this law is repealed. Paterson will be out of office soon enough and we’ve still got less than four years to go.
Passenger is on standby with Southwest, pays and gets on the flight, sits in her seat and then gets booted off to accommodate an overweight passenger who could not fit into one seat.
Southwest says they didn’t want to embarrass the overweight passenger who was apparently a 14 year old, so they picked the passenger with the empty seat next to her. The petite passenger didn’t want to be named because she didn’t want to be deemed insensitive but I’d be mad too.
Fellow blogger @browngirlsfly had a nice post including a wide range of movies and how they might influence you to travel. Haven’t seen any of these films, not even “Up in the Air”, which most everyone seemed to rave about.
You don’t hear much about Turkey’s food, which is why I love this post. We hear about the architecture, the mixture of cultures, the modern with the old in Turkey. But what about the eats? From this post, sounds delicious.
Clear air turbulence is harder to detect by radar so don’t count on pilots turning on the seat belt sign before you hit rough air. Next thing you have people hitting the ceiling of the cabin. The only people not injured – those with their seat belts on.
From the article:
“If passengers are seated and properly secured, the risk from turbulence is essentially zero”
Remember this story of a passenger who was paralyzed after being thrown against the ceiling of the cabin during her flight.
When you’re in Japan in stead of of hotel, hostel, or even capsule, try the traditional ryokan. Sleeping on the floor and eating a traditional Japanese meal almost feel like it could transport you back to the time of the Shogun…
Even if the grenade is inactive, the TSA security screener does not know this. So beyond the 4 oz of liquid, lighters, knives, swords, guns, nunchucks, and everything else you shouldn’t take to the airport, please remember to leave your grenades, live or not, at home. Thank you.