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Mar 8th 2010 2:02PM Agreed. HK can be such a chaotic mess it's hard to put your finger on just what it wants to be as a city. But in the end it doesn't matter. It ends up being exactly what you make it.
Jan 22nd 2010 1:32PM While it is possible to book RTW travel (as a series of one-way flights) on your own you may not be getting the best prices, simply because you can't. Many of the cheapest fares are only available in the country of the flight's origin. Where a one-way ticket originating in Thailand may be $750 to someone in the States, the price could be a fraction of that if you're booking it there. And your computer's IP address will give your location away every time.
If you're looking to set up an RTW, a professional may be the better choice in this scenario.
Dec 21st 2009 7:58PM Here's another one:
Upload, edit and post the 1001 pictures you have on your memory stick.
A surefire method to keep you busy while allowing your mind to stay wistfully on the road.
Dec 7th 2009 7:14PM I absolutely loved Colombia. I don't think I could've have appreciated the chance to spend time there more.
I found Colombian Spanish very easy to understand, easier than in Mexico, and the people super warm and friendly. It's definitely not the same place it was 15 years ago. You can tell by their tourist slogan. "The only risk is wanting to stay."
If you want to read a little more on Colombia:
Thanks for the post!
Dec 4th 2009 5:08PM I lived in Seattle for 10 years before ever doing the Underground tour there. It's interesting, if short, and the guides are hilarious.
The story has a great history and tells of uber-corrupt city officials, prostitutes and opium dens of the late 19th century. Sadly, only a portion of the original Seattle underground is safe to enter and open to the tour.
Dec 4th 2009 4:58PM Get to the Dead Sea before it's gone people...
Nov 19th 2009 9:01PM I'd go further to say that it's essential to use new means to let our voices be heard.
Grasp the power of a collective consumer and run with it. Corporate culture needs to start listening to the little people. Thanks for the tips!
Nov 12th 2009 12:13PM I'm not sure why more people aren't interested in looking out plane windows. Personally I don't like any seat except the window and will spend hours of the flight just gazing out at the ground (cloud-cover permitting).
Maybe I'm overly excited about geology but I love the birds-eye view of earth: mountain ranges and river systems and man's influence on them, seeing agriculture from the sky and the way roads and cities butt up against natural boundaries.
I guess I'm a geek too!
Nov 5th 2009 12:38PM Let's not forget its #1 status of best airports in the world this year! http://bit.ly/1Lf6Ge
They also sell really cheap half and full day city tours from kiosks in the terminal. So if you have a while you can go out and take a swing through the city too.