From the monthly archives: June 2011

Ni Hao Beijing

On June 28, 2011 By

Just came back from my 2nd trip to Beijing China!  Beijing is regarded as the “Cultural Center” of China as it has the famous Forbidden City, Tiananman Square and the nearby Great Wall.  As most of my time in Beijing is spent in meetings and hotels, these three items remain on my “To See” [...]

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Travel Tip #6

On June 28, 2011 By

When flying Singapore Airlines and you have an aisle seat in row 36 and the check-in counter tells you they have a window seat (yea!) in the Emergency Exit Row, do not take it.  It is a windowless row.  And a bulkhead.  Which is quite nice for leg room, but where’s the storage (not to [...]

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The Land Down Under

On June 22, 2011 By

G’Day mates!  This week my business travels took me to a new country and continent – Sunshine Coast, Australia!  We stayed at a golf/beach resort about two hours north of Brisbane and it was beautiful!  The resort consists of little cabins scattered about so it was an interesting mix of camping-like nature, golf [...]

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Travel Tip #5

On June 22, 2011 By

When flying Singapore Airlines and you have an aisle seat in row 39 and you see online an open window seat (yea!) in row 34, do not take it.  It is a windowless row.  Just a plastic protrusion where your beautiful view should be.

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Mustafas

On June 16, 2011 By

Continuing our exploration of our new city, one fine Friday night we decided to catch the city bus outside of our apartment building over to Little India.  I was very impressed that the area of town lives up to its name with colorful shops, yummy (and spicy!) food and lively people up and down [...]

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High-rise etiquette?

On June 15, 2011 By

Imagine you are sitting in your high-rise apartment minding your own business vacantly staring out your window pondering something important like, “I wonder how many llamas I could fit in this room…”. It happens that your absent-minded gaze is directed into another person’s window across the way when you suddenly realize they are staring back [...]

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Rain, rain will come again

On June 14, 2011 By

Coming from Houston, massive rain storms aren’t anything that new.  In college, going between buildings was, at times,  a boolean choice – wait it out and be dry or venture out and get soaked (and this is even using an umbrella) – there really wasn’t an in between “little bit wet” option. As a side [...]

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