Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Corpus Clock in Cambridge

What an amazing piece of public art the Corpus Clock is. With its eerie sound, unexpected features (the creature on the top blinks), and sheer cleverness, it is almost worth visiting Cambridge just to see it. Here it is, unusually without tourists in front of it:

Here is a video of it in action. The Wikipedia entry for the Corpus Clock is well worth reading too.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Great customer service from Gray Line Mexico City

I emailed Gray Line Mexico today, a Saturday, to confirm that I arrive tomorrow evening and will be taking one of their vehicles into my hotel in the middle of Mexico City. They replied right away with all the information I need. I'd booked the trip through Expedia so I was half expecting a "we have not got the fax yet" reply, but instead it all worked seamlessly. Nice customer service.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Getting from Rental Car to the terminal at Philadelphia airport

When at PHL, I find that it's better to simply walk from the Rental Car return area to the terminals. The buses weave a circuitous route around the airport to reach the terminals, which are actually in close (5 minute) walking distance from the Rental Car return area. So next time, simply walk :-)