Category Trials and Tribulations

I may need to fine tune…

Note to self: When your flight details look like this . . . . . . it’s the time ON THE LEFT that matters when planning when to arrive at the airport. The left. All you gain by focusing on the time on the right is a lesson in how high prices can be for […]

Aswan – sandstorm and a change of plans

Aswan was the last stop on our cruise, and while there are certainly things to see here, we had planned to use it as a jumping-off point for a more ambitious journey to the great temple of Abu Simbel (an additional 3-hour drive away).  We got up at the ungodly hour of 4am and were […]

Things don’t always go as planned…

Oh, the glamorous life of an expat in Europe!  After work on Friday I left my London office for the airport, where I caught the last plane out for a weekend in Milan.  I spent Saturday exploring parts of the city I hadn’t seen before (Cathedral! Da Vinci’s Last Supper!) and then went back to […]

I wrote a poem the day you left

I wrote a poem the day you left because my heart was breaking and I could not speak only hold you — let you hold me — and weep Gentlest man, so beset by monsters whose selfless love comforts with a compassing arm and nestled head I wish you would stay I wish you could stay […]

Third time is not the charm

Seriously. Orange screens again. They offered to put me on the next LuxAir flight, but I don’t trust it to go. So I’ve changed airlines and airports (British Airways to Heathrow) in hopes of actually getting out (at least I know they succeeded yesterday). One potential upside? Justin will land at Heathrow an hour before […]

Silver lining (but still not enough sleep)

So. Guess what I see after twelve hours of waiting in the airport for the next flight to London: Deja vu! A quick scramble, momentary hope for a flight on another airline to a different London airport, then bad news, a voucher for a night’s stay at the Ibis, a brief fight with a taxi […]

Thief in the night

My iPhone was stolen tonight. I had just alighted from the bus and paused on the sidewalk to finish reading an email, when around the building (on the sidewalk, far from the street) zoomed two guys on a motorcycle who snatched the phone from my hand and sped off. Bystanders expressed a moment’s sympathy and […]