Tag Archives: international travel

“Have You Ever Been Arrested?”

I’m sitting here in front of the US Customs officer at LAX, and my first thought is, No one has ever asked me if I’ve been arrested. I’m applying for Global Entry, a government program to expedite customs. A side … Continue reading

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Neither There Nor Here…

“The Incredible Exploding Suitcase”….That’s what I called my roll aboard  in Egypt. Each time I had to zip it, I said a little prayer and tested the laws of physics. After a few days home, it sits on the floor, … Continue reading

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The wee hours….

It’s deep dark. My eyes are wide open. Several days of odd sleeping is one of the costs…or benefits… of international travel. The first night home I force myself to stay away until 8 o’clock. But then I’m awake from … Continue reading

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It’s all about the Feet!

Preparing for my next big adventure….I’ve done enough international travel that I don’t need shots. No malaria meds this time. My “intestinal kit” is up-to-date. Have only needed it once in years of Third World travel, though I’ve shared with … Continue reading

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It’s a big fast world…

Landing in JFK, I’m totally whipped. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon…10:30 in Europe, 1:30 in Los Angeles…and I’ve been dashing since 7:34 this morning. It was precisely 7:34, not 7:30, I know that since I was supposed to LEAVE for the … Continue reading

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