Category Archive for: ‘Business or Leisure Travelers’

  • Historic Music Continues to Move Us

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    Throughout history, young female musicians have generally not had access to the large and celebrated organs in the churches and cathedrals of Western Europe and North America. On my vacation last summer in Geneva, Switzerland, I was stunned to see that times are changing. After …

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  • Liberation in Squares

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    The central squares of great cities are a double-edged sword. A central authority needs places to put itself on display so the people can feel its presence. Then, in times of upheaval, these areas become places where the government must look at its people. Liberation …

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  • Free and Easy (Bicycle) Transportation

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    Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, people think nothing of driving an hour or two from residential towns to jobs in the city. If there’s an accident, or if it’s Friday afternoon, this can easily stretch to three. However, mention the possibility of a …

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  • How Remote is Xinjiang?

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    Xinjiang, China’s remote western province, is in the headlines with bad news again. The New York Times is reporting on more separatist violence and deaths. I reflect sadly that Xinjiang is just another of those corners of the world that are most often viewed through …

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  • Jet Springing Beats Jet Lag

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    I happen to be one of those woeful unfortunates who can’t sleep on planes. While I love my sleep, it is only available to me at regular 8-hour intervals during the 24-hour day. This need for regular sleep cycles, and my aversion to the drone …

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  • 18 Taboo Gifts in China

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    Today, official policy in China dictates that giving business gifts is bribery, so take special care. Wait until all negotiations are concluded before offering a gift. It should be clear that the gift is offered from company to company, and the gift must be presented …

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  • Video for American Airlines

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    The following video was created by World Trade Press for the small business “Flights Camera Action” contest hosted by American Airlines.  

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