Archive for August, 2008
Last Tuesday I made a whirlwind trip to DC for work – had something to attend to in the morning. Then I met my friend Robert. He took me up to the roof of his building, which is one building over from the White House, and I looked around slack jawed. Yeah, awesome view. We had lunch, and then I wandered around a bit on my own before heading back to the airport.
According to CNN, Europeans are also skipping vacations due to financial concerns.
Image from Airstream Life.
Check out this article by Ned Levi on Tripso about the pollution in China.
The World Bank reports China has 20 of the 30 most polluted cites in the world …
Tuesday this week, a rain storm cleared Beijing’s air. Wednesday’s pollution index was 44. The Chinese government considers readings below 50 good, and from 51 to 100 moderate. The World Health Organization considers China’s “moderate levels” above what they consider healthy. In the week prior to the storm, the index hovered between 110 and 118, which even by China’s standards is unhealthy, and this was with China’s emergency anti-air pollution plan in effect.
Oh my gosh! This info begs the question: Why exactly did the U.S. Olympic Committee make the cyclists apologize for wearing face masks? In my opinion, they have nothing to apologize for. I’d be wearing a mask every day the readings were “moderate.”
Thursday, July 10, 2008
200 South Garnett Street
I had to be in Henderson for work that day, and I was fortunate enough to have time to have lunch with a colleague at the Wildflower Cafe.
This Tuesday, I recommend that all you cruisers out there rush over to the boards at Cruise Critic and join or start a roll call thread for your next cruise(s). By doing so, you can make new friends, plan for tour sharing, and/or share ideas about what to do at your ports of call. Cruise Critic is such a great resource. You should make sure to use it to the max.
TTT: Travel Tip Tuesday
I’m not the only one who enjoyed the cats in Greece!