Archive for the Travel Category

Polizei sagt: “Flughafenregeln sind albern”

Bei der Sicherheitskontrolle am Flughafen Düsseldorf musste ich Haarspray wegschmeißen. Begründung: "Die Flasche erscheint größer als 100 ml" (es war […]

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Zu viele Pannen bei Sixt – nächstes Mal werde ich woanders mieten

Auf meiner letzten Dienstreise brauchte ich ein Auto – primär habe ich dort wegen der Öffnungszeiten gebucht: Ich brauchte den […]

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Verdienen Lokführer genug? Ja! #GDL und #Weselsky verantwortungslos!

Um selber einschätzen zu können, ob der aktuelle Bahn-Streik gerechtfertigt ist, habe ich mir mal den Gehaltsspiegel der Lokführer angeschaut […]

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If you had the chance to delight a customer a zero cost, would you? Not if you’re #AirFrance

For a long time, Air France in general and the Airport Paris (CDG) in particular have been on my avoid-at-all-cost […]

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Ever wonder why GPS/Map services are free these days?

Google Maps on Android, Nokia even offering offline maps for navigating abroad – who pays for all this?  Well, here […]

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Eindhoven

Yesterday we made a daytrip to Eindhoven in the Netherlands.  It’s a cute little city, just 1.5 hours away from […]

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Nice Spanish Restaurant near Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is full of Tourist Places – so I was quite pleased to find this little gem of authentic […]

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Meeting Ambassador Young-jin Choi of South Korea

When I visited Boston last week for a friend’s wedding, my wife and I looked for interesting events. We didn’t get disappointed: besides attending a panel discussion with Howard Zinn on the withdrawal from Iraq and watching the Play Einstein’s Dreams, we had the honor of attending a dinner with Mr. Young-jin Choi, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. Mr. Choi was giving an enlightened talk for WorldBoston.org.  I found a transcript of the talk he gave at the Carnegie Council – and below you’ll find my personal comments.

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These are REAL houses!

This is not a model or computer graphics – it’s a photograph of a housing project in Mexico City. Click […]

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Become a Lonely Planet Writer!

Alex Leviton, a friend of mine who is a Lonely Planet Travel Writer, pointed out that LP is running their Bluelist contest again. Participants can become a Travel Writer for a week – interested…?

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