Daily Archives: August 6, 2011

From Bill in Dhaka

From a friend living and working in Bangladesh: The second of the two major religious holidays, Eid-ul Azha, is two days away. I can hear a goat bleating in my neighbor’s yard. Our street is in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Dead Passengers Can’t Use a Credit

This article describes a terrible customer disservice. American Airlines refused to issue a refund to a man whose wife died and thus couldn’t travel as planned. Whoever first handled this matter was obviously out to lunch. It makes me not … Continue reading

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Fat Wallet

If you love a bargain, Fat Wallet is a website that offers shoppers additional discounts. For example, I needed a hotel room in August and remembered Fat Wallet, but logging in and then going to the hotel’s website, I earned … Continue reading

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New Orleans Walking Tour

On Thursday Maryann and I missed out on the U.S. Park Department’s free walking tour of the Riverfront. They only take 25 people a day and the line for the 9:30 am tour started at 8:30. We tried again on … Continue reading

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Travel Tip

When traveling say by bus or train with a group of your friends, don’t always sit together. Sometimes split up and converse with some new people. It’s a great way to tap into the zeitgeist and great fun to later … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Marquette House, New Orleans

I stayed an extra day in New Orleans after my friend had to leave. I figured I should stay in a hostel rather than a hotel to save money and perhaps rub elbows with some fellow travelers. I’ve had great … Continue reading

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