Tag Archives: flying

A Postcard from Paris

Zur deutschen Fassung. So, there I was, stranded at the airport in New York, having missed the flight to Frankfurt. (See last episode.) It was a Friday afternoon, and I was supposed to be home by Sunday, so I could … Continue reading

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A Postcard from New York

Zur deutschen Fassung. In August 2008, I was visiting friends in New York. It was a very hot summer. I remember that clearly, because due to the heat, I couldn’t go running before midnight. My friends lived in Harlem, and … Continue reading

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A Hundred Years Ago, Ships still had Cats, and Planes did not only disappear in the Bermuda Triangle – January 1921: Carroll A. Deering

Zur deutschen Fassung. After the stellar and promising start of the new series “One Hundred Years Ago …”, I am now under pressure to deliver a funny story every month. The problem: History is not always funny. The whole month, … Continue reading

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Stranded on another island

Just when I thought I was going home, I got stranded on yet another island. Continue reading

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Flight to Horta

Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Geschichte. On the plane to the island of Faial, I notice that many people have brought thick books with them. An island seems to be a good place to read, and I wonder why people, if … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (24)

Good news: the days are getting longer. Unless you live in the Southern hemisphere, then you are doomed to darkness. And unless you live on the equator, in which case you are missing out on something fabulous. My sister asked … Continue reading

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Legroom

Many travelers spend hours looking for a flight, comparing different airlines, considering which class they will book and planning what seat they will reserve. As a reason for spending 600 $ more for the same flight, they often cite 2 … Continue reading

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Flight to the North Pole

Waiting at airports, I always like to read the departure and arrival listings, dreaming of going to Timbuktu or Kabul, or wondering where on Earth cities like Narita or Kandi might be. As I was passing the time before my … Continue reading

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Venta Micena – Day 30/30

Today is my last day in Venta Micena. Originally, I thought that, in order to leave, I would need to stand by the road for hours, hoping for a car to pass by and give me a ride. And I … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (23)

Sure, World War II had some bad sides to it. But at least it got the Oktoberfest suspended between 1939 and 1945. Many times as I entered Israel, I was questioned thoroughly about the origin of my last name by … Continue reading

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