Addis Ababa Day 2: Unexpected holidays on…holiday

I met a nice Welsh lady in the executive lounge the previous night who advised me that the tour companies at the Hilton book private 1/2 day tours for about ~$80. She advised me to use the company by the bakery. First I tried the agency by the elevators but they kept saying everything is…

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ET 501: not too bad

I flew on Ethiopian Air flight 501 nonstop Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa. Since my flights had been changed since ticketing I had a fun “flight coupon required” on my Ethiopian segment so I went to the gate agent to sort it out. He punched a few keys and got the eticket sorted properly and handed…

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IT Glitches…and it’s not even Friday the 13th yet!

Yesterday US Airways’ website gave some people who checked in a surprise…someone else’s boarding pass. Then today an error resulted in many people booking flights on United for only the mandatory 9/11 security fee of $2.50/segment. I was too busy being delayed in Syracuse to notice the ~$10 round trip deal which would be a…

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Panama Canal: a tale of two museums

Monday I went to the Miraflores locks on a Complete ticket ($8) which entitled me to watch the locks, go through the museum, and watch a video.  The museum, at least as far as I noticed, is completely bilingual Spanish and English.  All placards are bilingual and the 3D movie has Spanish showing and English…

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