Category Archives: Transportation

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Engines

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week she’s challenging us to share black and white photos of things with engines or motors. I dug up some photos of vehicles, which … Continue reading

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Economics of Airline Classes

Every wonder what drives the pricing of first class vs. business vs. economy airfares? This video explains the economics and history of the various classes of airplane tickets. I now understand a little more about the mysterious pricing of airline … Continue reading

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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

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Pullman Cars

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.

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Pullman Cars

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

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Fun Safety Message

This Isreali low-cost airline has a catchy video for safety messages. Bravo!

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Megabus, Where Were You?

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

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Night Train to Datong

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

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Fingers Crossed

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

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Getting a Taxi at O’Hare Airport

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

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