Category Archives: Transportation
This weekend I went to Beijing with some friends, one whose travel style is higher than mine. She doesn’t like to take public transportation so she’s been hiring a driver, Charlie, to take her around. I just wouldn’t consider hiring … Continue reading
If I could ride in one of these original Pullman cars, I’d do it in a minute. Maybe I need to go on the Orient Express.
There’s a new Pullman Car service between Chicago and New Orleans. A few old style Pullman Cars restored to their 1950s version with a dining car, club car and porter service offer a kind of time travel. Click here to … Continue reading
This Isreali low-cost airline has a catchy video for safety messages. Bravo!
I tried Megabus for my return to Chicago from Champaign, IL. The price seemed good and the bus would get me in an hour before Amtrak. The bus was to leave at 5:15pm. At the bus station I asked the … Continue reading
I had four days off in a row and took the opportunity to go to Datong so I could see the Yungang Caves and the Hanging Temple. Datong’s off the beaten path and there’s only one train a day there. … Continue reading
On Monday, I leave for Cambodia via China. I’ll be speaking at the CAMTESOL conference next Saturday. My worry is the Chinese airport. I fly into Shanghai and though I requested a multiple entry visa, they gave me a single … Continue reading
I arrived at O’Hare late Thursday night and needed a taxi home. So did lots of other people, but I imagine that’s usual. I called 303 Cabs and was told they were busy so it would be a 15-20 minute … Continue reading
Tealeaf Nation.com offers an on target article on the fiasco that is the website for China’s railroad system. It’s a digital disaster. With a Chinese travel crunch looming, China’s online ticketing system is quickly turning into a boondoggle of historic … Continue reading