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MegaBus Sucks

image For those of you taking the MegaBus, beware – they don’t care about their customers.

I got a ticket from Boston to Secaucus for 10:20 on 9/7/2013.  All good, except I made an innocent mistake of mixing up AM and PM.  OK, no big deal – guys, just put me on the bus to NY at 11 and I’ll make my way to NJ myself.  And then…

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NY to Boston Bus Options

So, since Fung Wah and Lucky Star are both suspended, discovered some new services.

  1. GoBuses – just scored a ticket for $10.  Midtown to Cambridge (&Newton).  This is a rebrand of WorldWideBus. Midtown to Alewife. Continue reading

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I was on Tahrir Square…

IMG_2379Yes, this is me on Tahrir Square in Cairo.  Ridiculous. I know – I generally do not have pictures of self taken at different places and the iPhone is certainly not doing me any favors, but beggars can’t be choosers and this was The Tahrir Square.  Accidentally had a 9 hour layover in Cairo on the way back from Dahab and a cabby by the name of Mahmoud offered to drive me around.  So got to see the Nile, Tahrir Square, a number of mosques, was taken on a horse to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx (both from afar).  All totally unexpected.  If any of you want the number for the cabby, drIMG_2396op me a line – nice guy, barely functional English, not a tour guide per se, but you’ll get to see the city.  When he takes you to see his friend to do a horse ride out to the pyramids, if you end up negotiating with a kid, beware: that kid is a hustler.  Cute, but totally relentless, which brings me to the subject of culture shock…  some general impressions of Egypt as a whole:

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I recommend Boingo for internet access. It even works at the ghetto La Guardia Airport.

LaGuardia So it’s official.  LGA is a ghetto.  Low ceilings, crowded  waiting area complete with arcade machines and a wire banging against the window immediately outside where I am typing up this post, it feels… Soviet version of shabby, although I am sure that that’s only because my idea of what is both shabby and Soviet has been perverted by luxury of living in the US (and I am not being facetious, credit: my older badass cousin who took a trip to Uganada to get the linked photo).

But one thing is is positively definitely clear – Boingo is awesome.  It’s a service that costs $10 bucks a month and works in pretty much everywhere where people have internet access partnerships.  So far: all airports I’ve been at (not too many, but a decent sample) and an occasional Starbucks.  I am positively impressed

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Video Snippet: Browsing in Hong Kong

Curious whether this was intentional…  brilliant marketing if so…

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Video: How to Work Out

Mud Treatment at the Dead Sea in Israel

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Next Thing in Tourism: Fitting Video Content to Timelines

A platform that would place video content onto a timeline generating photos and identifying interesting video spots. 

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