Sunday, June 28, 2009
With my recent visa experience, it dawned on me that there is still so much I want to see in this great country and that I better get a move on. So I am retracing my steps a bit and plan on revisiting two great cities and explore a new one. So, the plan always has been to experience the Macys Thanksgiving Parade in New York first hand, so I decided to combine it with my love for train travel. The plan is to Amtrak it up to Chicago for a few days, then on to NY and finally explore DC. To boot there is a few new Cirque Du Soleil shows to see, in Chi Town (Vaudeville) and Wintuk in NY. If funding allows it then I would love to see the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Show. So if you are a generous sponsor looking for a way to spoil a hardworking aidworker/missionary, here is your chance! So back to the Frugal Traveler, check out his 'study' on travel websites, it is helping me, so it might help you.
Travel Web Sites: A Click-On Showdown - Frugal Traveler Blog - NYTimes.com
Last month, I outlined my methods for planning frugal trips, from setting up Google News alerts to reading local novels set in my destination. Many readers wrote in with tips of their own, including Web sites I’d never heard of or had yet to try. So I put them to the test.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Amazing choir uses hands to create thunderstorm intro to a beautiful classic song!
Perpetuum Jazzile is Slovenia's only jazz choir, conducted Tomaž Kozlevčar who is also its art director. It thrills its audience with a colorful program and extraordinary singing.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I even found myself accosting a burglar in my own kitchen at 1:45 this morning! Woke up to strange scuffling sounds, saw a flashlight play on my bedroom wall and when I investigated, I found a young man climbing down from my kitchen sink! Most impressively I did not drop an F-bomb in my astonishment but rather a booming 'What the heck'! I did scare the moses out of him though! Turned out to be the male half of the house sitting couple from the main house who locked themselves out on their first night when the door shut behind them when they let the dogs out for a wee poo. He found an unlocked window and thought it part of the main house. To his surprise he found a steaming and indignant white African looming in the doorway (in hindsight, he might not have appreciated the fact that I have lost 24 pounds in the last two months) and it took a few minutes of explanations back and forth for the humor of it all to shine through!
All got sorted a bit later on when we did find an unlocked door into the main house. Needless to say it took hours before I could sleep again. That time was used to barricade the windows for my own peace of (neurotic) mind! :-)