Tag: Travel

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This vacation was a near thing, it very nearly did not happen, and it ended far too soon under the cloud of family tragedy. Daughter 1 had a planned visit to Great Grandma for several weeks, Daughter 2 had dance tryouts in June, choreography boot camp in July, and practices starting in early August. Throw […]

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Budapest Journal: One Two Three

 

My last night in Budapest was terrific. At a remarkably preserved 1930’s Art Deco movie house on the Buda side of town, the Danube Institute held a screening of Billy Wilder’s breakneck comedy One Two Three.

It’s a Cold War comedy, set in 1961 before the Wall came up — awkwardly, the Berlin Wall was constructed during the filming, requiring the entire unit to decamp to Munich to finish the shoot. And it’s about as politically incorrect as imaginable. James Cagney stars in what was to be his final film, until the small role in Ragtime 20 years later.

Travelers Beware — Jack Dunphy

 

Are you planning on traveling by air soon?  Here’s a story to keep in mind when you pack your bags.  Police in Los Angeles have arrested six LAX baggage handlers and are seeking others involved in the theft of valuables from checked luggage.  “Basically everything of value — be it electronics, jewelry and items — that could be stolen in seconds would be removed from bags,” LAX Police Chief Pat Gannon told the Los Angeles Times. “They’d just open up the suitcases and rifle through them and pocket valuables.”

Let’s Talk Archaeology

 

As usual in late winter, I’m spending a lot of time wrapped up in travel fantasies. Indulge me by sharing: what’s the coolest archaeological site you’ve ever visited? Which would you most like to see?

I love travel and was blessed to do quite a lot in my single days. I’ve been to the Roman Forum and Pompeii. The pyramids and Luxor. Chichen Itza and Tulum. Ephesus. Jerash. Petra. The cities of the old Silk Road. Stonehenge. Masada. Mesa Verde.

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Writing the first draft of this post from my 6th airplane seat of the week, and with full knowledge that the new week holds the possibility of six more. There should be absolutely no complaints on my end. This is the life that I’ve chosen and therefore the life that I deserve. As much as […]

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