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Thoughts of the Day 15

If you are ever going to attend France’s National Day parade on 14 July, watch out for the pioneers of the Foreign Legion.  More Orwellian news out of Russia. Romania: “Look, USA, that’s how you do an impeachment. Quick and … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 11

Mohammad Mostafaei, the lawyer with whom I was arrested in Iran, has written a book. He says I am in it too, but I can’t read Norwegian, so I have to wait for a translation. Does anyone still remember José Echegaray … Continue reading

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Emergency Contact

“Do you have an emergency contact?” the lady from Avianca Airlines at the airport in Arequipa asked. I had to think. And then, sadly realizing how alone I was in this world and that nobody cared, I said “no”, evoking … Continue reading

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El Alto Airport in Bolivia

Flying to El Alto Airport, the airport serving La Paz in Bolivia and the highest international airport in the world (4061 m), is a beautiful experience, particularly when you whiz past Illimani, sometimes dangerously close. Allegedly, flying to and from … Continue reading

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Illimani in the Clouds

Flights in Bolivia are short, but scenic. On yesterday’s flight from Cochabamba to La Paz, there was a thick cover of clouds, so I fell asleep, thinking I won’t miss much. Luckily, I woke up just as we were passing Mount … Continue reading

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Flying into the Sun

Photographed in Targu Mures, Romania, on the eve of the air show.

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Air Travel

The following are some disjointed observations and thoughts I scribbled down while on a Ryanair flight from Bari to Cagliari (both in Italy) on 24 May 2014: Bari Airport. Where you pay more for a piece of cake than you paid for … Continue reading

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