Category Archives: Transportation

Colossal Failure

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

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Come On

I followed my orders. I reminded the assistant that she needed to get our return tickets today. I did this first thing. She then replied to my email. Then we called her at 2:30 after the rest time to check … Continue reading

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October Chaos

Autumn Festival in China is next week so it’s time to make travel arrangements. The smart thing to do is to leave the country as in-country travel will be overcrowded, but we don’t have multiple entry visas, though we asked … Continue reading

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Sweet Victory

Today I learned that my complaint against the black taxis, who refused to give my friends and I a ride using their meters, has resulted in some success. A Chinese friend helped me file official complaints a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Beijing Taxis: a Justified Rant

There’s a lot to like about Beijing, but their taxi drivers aren’t among them. Now I grant you I’ve had a few nice taxi drivers in my trips to Beijing, but I’ve also had horrid ones. The new trick is … Continue reading

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China Southern Airlines

Avoid this carrier like the plague. I took it round trip to Guangzhou from Chicago and dreaded my return, quite rightly it turned out. The food, service and entertainment are all horrendous. I think there were just three rotten movies … 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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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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