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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
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
“The audience seems hazy to me, shrouded in a veil through which I can’t see.” Park Chan-wook
A sailboat, a couple, and their little dog too.
A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.
A celebration of Japanese culture.
Favorite Finds From YouTube
TWO PILGRIMS PROGRESSING TO PARADISE
Vegetarian + plant-based recipes + travel photography
By University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, iSchool Students
The good, the bad and the ugly; an uncensored look at the latest films hitting the big screen.
News and Commentaries for a free and just China
Helping you attain your goals
Looking deeper at the best classic movies
Photos, thoughts and stories
Street | Urban | Travel | Photography by Marcus Puschmann
Open eyes. Open hearts. Open hands.
Connecting to Friends, Old and New, Through Recipes, Gardens, and Dinner Parties
K-beauty, skincare, Asian cosmetics, and possibly some hamster butts.