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Cairo, Chapter One

I​ ​land​ ​in​ ​Frankfurt​ ​at​ ​2:30.​ ​My​ ​flight​ ​to​ ​Cairo​ ​doesn’t​ ​leave​ ​until​ ​7.​ ​The​ ​first​ ​coffee​ ​shop​ ​I​ ​pass​ ​has too​ ​long​ ​of​ ​a​ ​line.​ ​I​ ​keep​ ​walking​ ​and​ ​order​ ​at​ ​the​ ​next​ ​one.​ ​The​ ​barista​ ​is​ ​young​ ​and good-looking,​ ​and​ … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement

The more I travel, the more I reinforce my belief that people are inherently stupid. I spend the vast majority of my time in airports, and the vast majority of that airport appreciation time is spent responding to brilliant observations … Continue reading

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Reasons to take public transportation

I’m not a person who travels with specific plans. The sooner you learn that about me, the better. Since I fly on a standby basis, I am never 100% certain that I will make it to my intended destination on … Continue reading

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Olivella, Spain

Se Vende Buen Vino. Words to live by.

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That One Time I Hitchhiked to Philadelphia

It started out as such a simple plan. My friend, Barb, and I were going to fly to Boston for the Brewers/Red Sox series at Fenway Park. She had never been there, and I had only been to the park … Continue reading

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Dubai Airport

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Swiss Air Hates Me, & Other Tough Life Lessons

I would like to talk to you about a serious problem plaguing the non-revenue standby lifestyle. It’s called the weight restriction. There are many reasons why a particular flight can be weight restricted, but none of them matter when you … Continue reading

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