Archive: Tales From The Road/Skies

Taxicab Confessions

Cabbie: Where are you from? Us: Washington, D.C. in the United States. C: You know George Bush? U: (polite laughter) No, we've never met him. C: You know Osama Bin Laden? U: (slight discomfort) No.... We've never met him either....

By Meredith Bragg | May 7, 2006; 07:43 PM ET | Comments (8)

Fraser Island

One day is not long enough in Fraser Island. We knew this before we departed on on our pricey "exclusive" tour with the Fraser Island Company, but it couldn't be helped. We had whiled away a good chunk of our...

By Meredith Bragg | March 23, 2006; 12:21 AM ET | Email a Comment

Carrying on in the Commonwealth

We have unintentionally planned an international itinerary that takes us to three of the largest countries to emerge from the former British Empire: South Africa, Australia and New Zealand....

By Meredith Bragg | February 23, 2006; 04:43 AM ET | Email a Comment

Dying For The Cure

When travelling in Southern Africa, it is assumed malaria will be an issue, so a few weeks before leaving for our trip we made the dreaded doctor's appointment. After some consultation, we were given prescriptions for a malaria prophylactic and...

By Meredith Bragg | February 8, 2006; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (5)

Flight Plan

To get to Johannesburg, we got a ride to catch a bus to catch a cab to catch a plane to catch another plane. We left D.C. on the ninth but by some trick of space and time the 10th...

By Meredith Bragg | January 11, 2006; 05:27 PM ET | Comments (1)


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