Off to India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log , Travel

Yesterday I started taking the malaria pills, which I’ll now have to take everyday that I am in India, and continue for seven days after I leave.  The doctor said they may “make you feel edgy,” but I haven’t experienced that. With my bag packed early Thursday morning, it was the first time that I had a minute, unhurried, to sit and think: I’d been running all week, tying up lose ends, knowing I would be away (in India and Asia) for perhaps a year or more.  Billy asked me […]

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Visa for India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: India Travel Log , Travel

Bureaucracy is what it is, but the people at the Indian Visa office were very easy to deal with even if the process caused a glitch for me. Having flown so often to South America, plus a trip to Mexico without needing a visa, I hadn’t thought about one for India until Tuesday afternoon — my flight was Thursday morning.

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San Pedro Mexico, The Mexico That Isn’t

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

It was the summer of 2011 when I got a call from my friend Jim. He had been working in Monterrey Mexico for almost six months as controller for Latin American operations for an almost nine billion-dollar-per-year technology company.  He often joked that despite his Ernst-Young and Deloit background, that he was hired as their GOG (gringo-on-the-ground). When he told me he had a two bedroom apartment up in the hills, and invited me to come down and share the space, I didn’t hesitate: I booked a ticket.

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NYC Hotspots

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

Every big city has its share of tourist attractions, famous restaurants and clubs. But in most cases, the best places arn’t found in a guide book.; they’re places you stumble onto. During my recent three week trip back to New York City, I returned to some of my favorite spots around town.

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The Travel Show 2012

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

With a wide spectrum of travel interests, knowledge, resources and connections, the New York Times Travel Show was the place to be for any would-be tourist or traveler.  Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City (34th Street at 11th Ave), the show opened on Friday March 2, 2012 to travel industry professionals — with conference sessions, a reception, and five hours to peruse the exhibit hall. On Saturday and Sunday the doors were then opened to the general public, and there was much to see. The […]

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