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The Europe Trip: Coming Home to JFK (Day 13)

JFK Airport in New York City is like an island of the Third World right here in the middle of the First. The workers don’t speak English. The low ceilings are crumbling. It’s filthy. It’s chaotic. There aren’t enough taxis. And — unlike in many parts of the Third World — there’s isn’t even a […]

The Europe Trip: London (Day 1)

We’d already been sitting motionless at the departure gate at JFK for an hour when the garbled announcement from the cockpit came: “Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain. We’re going to try one more time to start the engine…” Leaving JFK Did he really say try to start the engine? I was sure […]