Trapped in a Bahamas (airport) restroom

There's a lot of things that I like about the Great Exuma, a small island which is the biggest in the Bahamas, except for one incident that makes the island stand out in my book. It was when I got locked in at the airport restroom. Exuma International Airport is very small with just a few counters for the airlines serving the flights to and from the US and the Bahamas. There is…

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‘Frisked’ at the Hong Kong International airport

  One thing about air travel that I never look forward to is having to go through TSA inspection. I have yet to meet someone who looks forward to having to take their shoes and jackets off and surrendering all their belongings for X-ray, then raising their arms in total surrender to the body scanner, but it's a necessary security measure. Let me tell you of the time when I felt I was…

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Cash-strapped at the New Delhi airport

When I got off the taxi at the Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi a few weeks back, I already exchanged all the Indian rupees I had in the stash to Thailand Baht and was left with nothing else but a 50 rupee bill for a souvenir.That turned out to be the biggest mistake I committed. The Air Asia counter was in Section C and when I inquired about…

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I slept in a crypt in Kuala Lumpur

I slept in between two guys last night, with another guy on top of me and yet another guy across from me. There was also a girl and another girl next to her. We were all strangers to each other and we all slept on crypts. And I survived unscathed. When I say I survived a night in a ‘crypt,’ that is a big feat for a claustrophobic. I am talking about the…

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Frisked in Beijing

WHEN the Asiana Airlines I was boarding taxied into the runway of the Beijing Capital International Airport at 2 p.m., I had no idea that I was going to experience the most thorough security body check I was ever going to experience. It was the one that produced shivers and goosebumps for the first time in my life. I followed the rest of the passengers up the first escalator at the arrival area…

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Welcome aboard Hello Kitty airlines

TAIWAN—Forgive me if I start this article by saying that growing up with so many cats in the household, I’ve had my fill of them and don’t want to do anything with them anymore, not even if they are cute kittens. I pushed my cart along the seemingly endless corridors of Taoyuan International Airport looking for my departure gate for Guam later that night. A few minutes and hundreds of corridors later, I…

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