Archive for October, 2008

Shanghai’d Again 2

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

We moved out to Pudong on Monday, to a soaring skyscraper Ramada that seems to exclusively serve businesspeople, of all nationalities.  We aren’t shy about asking people in the elevator where they’re from, so we’ve found ourselves chatting with Swedes, Germans, Dutch guys, a South African (he had an Afrikaans, not an English accent), Brits, […]

Shanghai’d Again 1

Monday, October 13th, 2008

We flew Korean Air for the first time and they were fine.   Free Korean beer and French wines, edible food and computer power outlets in economy — take note, U. S. airlines.   I opted for the Korean dishes and they were interesting and tasty.  No kim chee, though! The time (nine hours) passed quickly enough, […]

Aloha from Hawaii 3

Friday, October 10th, 2008

It’s great fun to wake up in the morning, draw the drapes, and peer out past the marina to see what’s happening in our little section of the sea. Yesterday a big white cruise ship, the Dawn Princess, just happened to be sailing by on its way into the Honolulu harbor. (Memo to self: figure […]