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Sep 20th 2012 10:41AM Even seasoned travelers can be caught off guard by the so-called "Ugly American" amongst us. My wife and I have had the fortune to travel to quite a bit in the past decade and we've have been surprised by some of our force-on-us traveling companions. These are the people that speak English to everyone, regardless of country and if they don't understand, just shout it out slowly in English. Always works in the movies!
Yes, we all need to travel to take in the culture of foreign lands; but we also need to be careful of whom we send. Some are not good ambassadors.
May 22nd 2012 2:51PM This sounds just like flying Alligient Airlines here in the U.S. After the first time booking a fight you feel foolish that you were allowed to be fleeced like a country bumpkin in the big city for the first time. Now we know how to play the game and will probably get a better price.
May 16th 2012 11:37AM In 1986 at Incirlik Air Base, Adana, Turkey I was picked up by a brand new 1957 Chevy BelAir. It looked fantastic! Soemone told me the original Chevy molds were in Turkey and they made new Chevy BelAirs. Can't remember seeing other "new" 50/60s cars. I believe someone brought their '58 Chevy to Incirlik from the states in hopes of getting newer parts. Somehow thet person lost the customs paperwork and the car stayed there for many years to come.
Mar 23rd 2012 9:11PM Congratulations Kent! Looking forward to more adventures from the cockpit!
Aug 15th 2011 10:05AM Don't know about ramazan pide, but everyday ekmek cannot be beat. Been to Turkey half a dozen times and can't wait to run down to a restaurant for the pre-dinner ekmek. Nothing like a bread with a long history, too delicious!
Jul 18th 2011 10:26AM Lived in Spain when in the US military. Been to Segovia a few times and always loved it. This is a place kept very secret amongst the tour industry. Rather go here than some of places the tour company sent us
Feb 22nd 2011 3:16PM Gawd, I haven't heard about Madawaska since 1971. I was stationed near Presque Isle, ME in 1971 and my room mate spent about 50% of his time visiting his girlfreind in Madawaska. My gawd, I think they see snow eight months out the years!
For a good time, don't go to Caribou!
Dec 8th 2010 10:45AM For the past eight years we've enjoyed going to WDW a couple of weeks before Christmas. It's festive and the weather is usually great! In fact we're on board an Air Tran flight right now. . .destination is WDW. Gotta get our Mickey fix. Segway in the morning, Very Merry Christmas in the evening, etc. It's our Christmas present to ourselves, the cats forgive us. . .I think!
Mar 30th 2010 2:40PM I believe APERATURE is a mechnaical method of controlling EXPOSURE; it is not how much light gets to the film.
Feb 15th 2010 5:21PM It would go nice in my collection!