Austin-the best city for blues, R&B, Rock and alternative music

It’s been a few years since I was in Austin and this city still rocks, what with one of a kind shops, great vibe, great restaurants, a big, serious university-so lots and egg heads and VCs cruising around and MUSIC. Now I have not been to South by Southwest and would love someone to give [...]

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Breakfast in the room-When time’s short and expectations are low

The dreaded a la  cart breakfast. The continental one is overpriced, you just dont have enough time to do the gym and b-fast, you’d kinda not want to get ready yet and go downstairs to the hotel restaurant. And maybe the hotel doesn’t yet have a mini-starbucks.. so you suck it up, order some bacon, [...]

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Airport Architecture-LAX’s Jetson’s Restaurant-What’s Your Favorite?

Creating icons and interesting architect at airports ranges from the modern terminal rooftops that look like billowing sales to the famous  classic Eero Saarinen designs at Dulles in DC and the old TWA terminal. I’m an LA guy so my favorite is the  Encounter Restaurant at LAX. Like some giant  Centipede, It’s a perfectly playful [...]

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mumbai going downtown

omg, have just arrived to the new cathay “oberoi” FC lounge at mumbai airport, and you cannot believe the total upgrade.  Big cushey lounge chairs, watching big screen cricket at 1:30 in the morning.  man, it’s like they’ve gone hong kong or something.  after a week of 34 plus temps, this newly opened facility is [...]

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The First Time-Gatekeepers at the Barbarians?

Sooner or later, we all lose our travel virginity-it can happen a number of ways, a cabbie takes you for a ride, a bartender disappears with some change you were waiting for, a street vendor changes the price of the fried scorpion fter you’ve had the first bite..the luxury boat rental place “forgets” to tell [...]

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cathay’s wing lounge in hong kong airport

sitting here on my way to mumbai, and still feel this is up there with the best airline lounges in the world! ironic that they’re serving california rolls tonight!

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