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Jan 7th 2010 2:08PM Great post, Catherine!
I wish I had read this 5 years ago when I came back from Japan... But I'll recommend it to some friends! And visiting Japan is on the plans. :)
Jan 3rd 2010 9:46AM Thanks for the info!
I didn't know it's part of an official policy... Nevertheless, it's unfair that one can't return to his/her home country freely.
Jan 2nd 2010 7:59PM It's a quite interesting story!
But I noticed something else in it: it's illegal for a private company to take away your passport from you, no matter the situation. I would say this man was most likely exploited at work, and that's why he didn't have his passport. Unfortunately one of thousands in that situation in that region...
Nov 8th 2009 3:44PM Disclaimer: I am European, live in Europe and never visited US.
But US is surely a place to visit someday. And when you visit a country you expect to be welcome. If US government wants more revenue from visitors, they they need more visitors, which means spending more in promotion, ahead of a larger income. Saying you are going to charge $10 more to welcome visitors is not good advertising...
10 dollars per person might not be that much money anyway, and that's why this bad advertising is probably not worth it.
Jul 7th 2009 7:18PM I remember reading this post. It's great! And it was the very first post compelling me to comment on it. And I have commented on just 3 or 4... I never met Jeff of course, but i remember that he replied to my comment so the news make me feel strange for being someone I interacted with, and with the experience and the knowledge I respect a lot.
Condolences to his friends and family.
Apr 12th 2009 6:56PM First of all, I'm from Portugal, so I may be biased...
But 3 main points:
1. Porto and Douro should be higher in the rank, especially considering the other spots on the top. Agree with Tom Johansmeyer.
2. Yes, Forbe's author was just trying to stand out with unconventional picks, and didn't succeed, I must say. Agree with Tom Johansmeyer.
3. Disagree with Tom with the opinion that US must have had a top 10 pick... I think that several places in Europe, like in Italy and France for example, would be there more easily... People nowadays tend to criticise the US too much for the last 8 years of politics (and the majority of american's support for that politics...) but I think there are too many amazing wine production sites in the world for the US to be on the top 10 yet.
Feb 20th 2009 7:56PM 'Though Gadling has lots of great posts, I can't help doing my first comment on this one! I feel inspired! And you answered lots of questions I had for a backpack quality trip! Thank you!!