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Travel Channel: Where are you going today?

Robert Taylor – February 25, 2008 08:02PM Reply Quote
Thread for discussing travel...

El Jeffe – February 09, 2009 07:56AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
There is no service in the USA. Period. Tell me one good service that exists today.
Very few people know there place is to serve; they just won't accept it. And no one thinks anyone else deserves service.
Everyone thinks they are more deserved than the next guy. Yes they can (!) be better than you!

John Willoughby – February 09, 2009 11:52AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
>Tell me one good service that exists today.


rino – February 09, 2009 12:07PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Mini of Peabody provides a great experience.

Part of the problem here is cultural.
Also problematic is that so much that ispublic (trains, busses, and even air travel these days, hell spend a morning in certain jfk terminals, oy vey!) is seen as bad by too many people because it's well, public and not private.

Witness our public arguments against spending money on infrastructure, transportation, science, and education ... America has very little sense of the common good. America only parrots and peddles some ideal of the common good when they want to overthrow another government.

tliet – February 09, 2009 01:27PM Reply Quote
People on McJobs couldn't care less, especially when there's asshole management above them. Give people a fair amount of responsibility and they would care a bit more.

In general I found service in the US to be pretty ok, if you leave out border control and the general population of NYC. But they've got the same attitude as overhere.

Dave Loudin – February 09, 2009 02:48PM Reply Quote

Thanks for that link. Florence and Rome are likely, beyond that, who knows?

John Willoughby
I've read that the gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum is very good, and the races at the Circus Maximus. But this brochure is a little dated.

I've been told to avoid violin concerts.

John Willoughby – February 09, 2009 02:57PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
He plays one hot fiddle.

El Jeffe – February 09, 2009 03:47PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Perhaps on service levels (time to deliver). But they are no better on 'people' service than anyone else. I know people that work for them and they tell me all the same stories. Essentially how they can't believe anything is delivered UNbroken, and such.

Perhaps good hotels' guest relations and concierges.

Steve Cordova – February 09, 2009 06:35PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
Oh, if you have a free afternoon or evening, Ostia Antica is absolutely fascinating. It's between Fiumicino and the shore.

tliet – May 15, 2009 10:08AM Reply Quote
Making a road trip to Vancouver via the Trans Canada this weekend, anybody has some good tips for the city and/or its surroundings? I'm really looking forward to the trip as it's supposed to have some spectacular views.

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ddt – May 15, 2009 10:41AM Reply Quote
Dang, wish I knew. have a plane ticket I need to use to there in the next month or two.

on the topic (travel/area): my best friend is moving to teach at UW Tacoma. she'd rather live around Seattle, though the commute looks awful. any tips on places to look for rentals with a yard, etc? I can connect you two directly.


Simon – May 15, 2009 11:02PM Reply Quote
I just realised that I am going to be out in the middle of nowhere when the WWDC keynote happens!

I'm going on a 4wd trip with my brothers for three weeks. We're leaving sydney on the 25th of May and driving to Uluru and then on up to Darwin. One of my brothers is bailing in Alice Springs and flying home to perth from there. From Darwin we are heading over to Queensland and visiting Bundaberg and then returning to Sydney.

That is the short version of the itinerary. I have a detailed itinerary that my brother created that is about two pages long lisitng all the places we are visiting and the various 4wd tracks that we will be using to get there. I'm really looking forward to it, and I'm expecting to come back with a ton of photos. I'm hoping that the Crumpler laptop/camera bag I have is going to be dust proof enough for all my gear to survive.

tliet – May 15, 2009 11:12PM Reply Quote
Sounds good Simon, have fun!

Daniel, if you really want to burn some fuel, I'll be there till Tuesday (not arriving before Sunday).

Simon – May 15, 2009 11:18PM Reply Quote
If you're unfamiliar with Australian geography I made this map to give you an idea of where we are going.

Embeding doesn't seem to work...

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El Jeffe – May 16, 2009 07:04AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
3 weeks? I can't wait for retirement.

El Jeffe – May 16, 2009 07:08AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I like how the ocean has a DENIM look to it.

ddt – May 16, 2009 08:41AM Reply Quote
cheers, ton, but i've a date long planned for sunday... and one for monday, too.

bill, you must be feeling better to go back to the old avatar. yay!


Simon – May 17, 2009 09:30PM Reply Quote
I think you'll get there before me bill.

tliet – May 18, 2009 12:09AM Reply Quote
First day in Vancouver; I'm in love.

The weather might have something to do with it, but this is one hell of a nice place. Definitely one of the nicest cities I've ever seen.

John Willoughby – May 18, 2009 01:09AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
It's beautiful.

stan adams – May 18, 2009 06:40AM Reply Quote
How's your Mandarin or Cantonese? I have relatives of relatives that came from Hong Kong, and in their neighborhood there are hundreds of such emigres-- though from the pictures I gather they are more suburban / outside of the tourist friendly area. Apparently their bank and everything moved.

That aside, I do agree that Vancouver is one of North American's most attractive and pleasant cities.

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