Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the airport
Not a store was open, not even a food court;
The passengers are milling about without a direction,
In hopes that one convenience store would be a distraction;
The children are screaming in their restlessness;
While parents are flustered with helplessness;
And airline agents keep counting to end of light,
While the crews rush to their last flight,
Mom and I gratefully slink into the lounge and forgoe
The choas while we bid farewell to Santiago.
Feliz Navidad, peeps!
I was silent on this last year, so it’s time to resume this check in my progress of my current Bucket List.
The 2012 List
The 2013 List
– Istanbul again
– Yosemite Park – aborted by extenuating circumstances. Personally, I think Westin/Starwood should be treating me to this lost vacation.
– Czech Republic
The 2014 List:
– Wales again
– none other. Alas. Well, not really. I spent the time in other locations.
So, what do I have left?
– Oregon Coast
– Martha’s Vineyard
– Acadia National Park
I will have to already postpone the following. Yet, I don’t regret anything. I have hardly been sitting still, after all.
Now, tell me what your reaction is seeing this:
From the December 2014 issue of Global Traveler. December issue is not available digitally but I will post a link once the article is out.
Surprisingly quiet in traffic.
Travel requires the skill to improvise to meet your needs. I was getting ready to head out to take some night shots in the city.. and realized to my huge irritation that while I packed my tripod in its carry case, I forgot to bring a strap. Here’s my solution.. what do you think I’ll be carrying? :)
My crazy friend went for a New Year’s Day polar dip.. I blissfully stayed on dry land, (and black ice) with gorgeous views of Forth Bridge, Edinburgh.
Thanks, Cee, for the inspiration!
I can be frugal, to a fault, although I like to think that has faded with my time overseas, and possibly also with a growing savings account. I’ve been known to cut coupons, wait for the sales.
Thanks to my mom, I even go to supermarkets for price adjustments if something goes on sale a day after I made a purchase. My mom is even more hardcore- she remembers prices and spots mistakes in charges before she even leaves the store.
But, this guy is beyond over the top.. and just a plain jerk, don’t you think? I can understand being surprised by the price.. but should have just stopped with with $4.
I think I’m in the mood for some Chinese the next time I’m in town.. and willing to leave a $4 tip. $12 if it’s a big order.
Read the full article on Boston.com. Although you gotta admit, the emails really say it all.
Postscript: Apparently that article went viral. Follow up:
– Response from the restaurant to the public outcry: Now, that’s just the epitome of class and grace.
“Thanks but no thanks.”
– Response from the professor: Sometimes, it’s best to just recognize when you’re wrong.