Open Jaw: Where readers write back
Saturday 20 July 2013
Travelling across Nebraska
Your claim that the state of Nebraska is best traversed overnight triggered a memory for me. In the Sixties, I was one of many students who worked and travelled in the US. Once, I spent a day in Chicago then headed off west overnight and arrived in Omaha, Nebraska, for breakfast. The slow pace of life was clear and, as I took the bus westbound and sat looking at miles of fields and cattle the boredom drove me to sleep. I was woken by an animated Australian, who was thrilled to see such high-quality farming land and healthy cattle. That gave me a new perspective; instead of being bored with a flat landscape I began to see the area from the viewpoint of the people who live and work there. What started off as a drab journey became an insight into America.
All at sea in German
Europa 2 is a magnificent ship but it remains very much a German experience. Marketing material and documents may be "available" in English, but most passengers receive them in German. You suggest otherwise.
John Honeywell, @CaptGreybeard
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Thomson has free hand-luggage of 5kg. Any more and you pay £48 return for up to 20kg of hold baggage.
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