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Taiwan, ever UNinvited

Taiwan, or the Republic of China had served as the sole representative of “China” since the founding of the United Nations in 1945.  They were finally expelled in favor of growing international support for the mainland, or the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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Flight Review: Tailwind, New York Skyports Seaplane Base (QNY) to Stratford, CT, USA (BDR)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Tailwind, I was offered a flight between Manhattan, New York and Stratford (Bridgeport), Connecticut. On that particular day, I could have strolled up to the airport – seaport? – and boarded two … Continue reading

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Flight Reviews: Sun Air Express, Lancaster, PA (LNS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) to Hagerstown, MD (HGR)

(They are now called Southern Airways Express.) Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Sun Air Express, I was offered a flight between Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Washington Dulles, and a flight from Washington Dulles to Hagerstown, Maryland. Sun … Continue reading

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Airport Spotting

Have you heard of the pastime called plane spotting?  It involves going to various points near an airport to take photos of aircraft and often to log the airplane’s registration number. I like seeing different airlines, but I generally have … Continue reading

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Changing Money in Caracas, Venezuela

My titles used to be more unique…give it time.  Then again, who’s going to do a search for “changing lettuce in Caracas, Venezuela?” Since speaking directly about US dollars in that country can be taboo, they have been nicknamed lechuga … Continue reading

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In Other Words, An Airport Terminal

I can’t remember exactly which Shanghai, China airport it was where I spotted this dubious “delayed flight lounge,” but you can be sure that it is no different from the rest of the terminal.  Not to mention, when considering the … Continue reading

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Music to Your Teeth: Squirrel Nut Zippers

Yep, I like to eat sweets too, but I tend to concede to the other taste buds first.  Or, it may depend on my current location and ease of purchase of said sweets.  The Middle East-all desserts are worth it.  … Continue reading

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