Category: travel

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Apps for the road

These are some thoughts on the tech side of travel. What I love about having found a good set of apps is that I can focus on the sites and people when I travel, because technology helps make the logistics and complications recede into the background as much as possible.

Photos

Hey, I finally had some idle time to get some photos online. Here are a few photos from Sydney and Bangkok. Enjoy! Two samples. You can try to figure out which is which. Please...

Spring colors

No, these are not Lent-crazed worshipers dancing in a cloud of purple incense. They are Hindus celebrating the festival of Holi. Check out The Big Picture for some striking and beautiful photos of people...

The beauty of Ramadan

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Tanzania. I arrived just as Ramadan was beginning, and I spent most of my time in predominantly Muslim areas. It was, for me, a wake up...

The Taj LEGO?

I love travel. I love LEGO blocks. When they are combined, it is bliss. Check it out. Leaning towers, famous clocks, giant walls. It’s all there.

Around the world with $10

What can you buy with $10? CNN.com has the answer. This chart is a little short on data for the developing world. I was astounded a few years ago when I was in Bangalore...

Abundant life in an airport?

We love to complain. By “we” I mean pretty much everyone, pretty much all the time. I am not immune, as those around me will attest. “I canNOT believe this grilled salmon is medium...

Travel times to every spot on the globe

As a break from the tedium of the Angst-lican Communion, I have decreed this week to be a Festival of Infographics here at 7WD. The first one comes from Gizmodo. Here’s the pithy description...