Travel – Foreign

Madrid

June 23rd, 2006 by alephnaught

Madrid

After cleaning up and breakfast we got a cab to go out to Glorieta of San Antonio de la Florida, which is decorated inside wiht frescoes by Goya celebrating the miracles of St. Anthony. The place is uninteresting on the outside, but the frescoes are amazing! The main scene in the rotunda ceiling portrays the […]

Toledo

June 22nd, 2006 by alephnaught

Toledo

We got up early, showered, ate breakfast, and then looked for a taxi. And looked. And looked some more. We had to try three places for over a half hour to get a cab down to the train station Estacion Atoche – there’s a large tropical garden with standing water and lillies; its very humid […]

Madrid

June 21st, 2006 by alephnaught

Madrid

We got up a little late and slow, grabbed breakfast in the hotel, cleaned up and skipped out to a local travel agent to get tickets for the AVE (high speed) train to Toledo tomorrow (30 minutes – can’t beat that); of course, it took almost an hour to get the tickets because friends of […]

Arrival in Madrid

June 20th, 2006 by alephnaught

Arrival in Madrid

We flew in with a connection at Schiphol in Amsterdam; our flight to Madrid was a little late. We took a cab from the airport and got to the hotel around 1:30P. We’re staying at the Best Western Premier Hotel Santo Domingo. The room is small but inexpensive – they claim they have wireless internet […]

May 28th, 2006 by alephnaught

Don’t Be Friends With Christians or Jews, Saudi Texts Say

Don’t Be Friends With Christians or Jews, Saudi Texts SayBy HASSAN FATTAHMay 24, 2006Quoted from The New York Times Translate

Posted in Saudi Arabia,

May 28th, 2006 by alephnaught

Somali in The Hague Faces a More Personal Attack

Somali in The Hague Faces a More Personal AttackBy Marlise SimonsMay 24, 2006Quoted from The New York Times Translate

Posted in The Netherlands,

May 23rd, 2006 by alephnaught

Going Dutch Has New Meaning In Corporate Takeover Battles

A short article from the Wall Street Journal on May 22, 2006 by Adam Cohen. Translate

Posted in The Netherlands,
Palm Desert, CA, March 12 – 17

March 17th, 2006 by alephnaught

Palm Desert, CA, March 12 – 17

We flew out in coach class (at least Aviva and I were on the two-seat side of the MD-S80). We walked around Palm Desert on Monday and Palm Springs on Tuesday, nothing really eventful. We did get to eat twice at Manhattan in the Desert, our favorite deli in Palm Springs. On Wednesday, we decided […]

January 29th, 2006 by alephnaught

Vandals wanted to test Amsterdam subway trains

In case you didn’t know, vandalism is common in Amsterdam…. Translate

Posted in The Netherlands,
São Paulo

January 21st, 2006 by alephnaught

São Paulo

I got to go to São Paulo , Brazil, on a business trip from January 15 through January 21, 2006. This was my first time in Brazil; I had a great time and would go again. We stayed at L’Hotel, a very nice hotel near one of the major shopping and banking streets, Avenida Paulista. […]