Mar
29

Take That Turkey—South Korea is Modern. Not Like You.

womens rights

South Korea is impressing me more and more these days…. One small step for Asiana flight attendants, one big step for womenkind. I have to hand it to those ladies. They had the you-know-what to tell the airline to hell with your skirts-only rule and they won!!! I also have to hand it to the South Korean human rights commission for coming to the conclusion that making women NOT wear pants was discrimination.  And so starting in a month or two the Seoul-based airline says it will be introducing a pants option. … More…

Mar
21

Sri Lanka: A Perfect Alternative

sri lanka

sri lanka When I went to India after university, I was scheduled to go to Sri Lanka. I couldn’t wait to see its Buddhist culture, its elephants, its beaches. One of my best friends in college came from there and had told me so much about it. But then sadly, the bombs came. The fighting between the Tamils coming down from the north and the Sinhalese from the south reached crazy proportions. So I had to cancel my trip. Jaffna Now, Sri Lanka has recovered from the war. This small … More…

Mar
20

Lufthansa to Strike

grounded

Now here’s a first. German union Verdi has called on 33,000 workers at Lufthansa to go on strike on Thursday to increase pressure on the airline in a dispute over wages and job security. But this being Germany, the strike has a set time to begin and a set time to end. The strike is expected to last for about five hours from 5:00 am Central European time potentially disrupting hundreds of flights ahead of the next round of wage talks on Friday. In negotiations that started last month, Verdi … More…

Mar
19

Forget Relgion. Enjoy Tel Aviv

really?

Easter is  not only about the bunny, you know. It’s also when the crazies come out—and I’m not just talking about the bunny.  All over the world people do crazy things like booking the good old self-crucifiction trip in the Philippines or the proselytizing end of days trip to Jerusalem. People get cranky when they fast. And this this the time of fasting, of atonement and generally being in a pretty pissed off mood all over the middle-east and Christendom. Which is why, I’d head to Tel-Aviv. Leave the religious … More…

Mar
19

Luxury Travel: A New Definition

sleeping by the pier

You know how we’ve been saying that travel is changing? Well, here’s another way its changing. Besides booking for active holidays—biking, swimming, river rafting (think Australia and New Zealand—people are now booking environmentally conscious vacations that are also luxurious. And we’re not just talking about  reusing their bed linen.  Over the coming years you can finally see sustainability integrated in very cool and  inventive ways. One way is the environment. Nowadays people want their vacations in nature, think Costa Rica, Belize, the Philippines. they want to feel a part of … More…

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