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Travel feature

Travel feature: Stuck in Doha

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Late September 2001, and the world was still on-edge during the weeks after the infamous Twin Tower attacks. What better time to open a...
Travel feature: Big blazing guns – and birds’ blood!

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I arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January 2003 as the unofficial “number two” at the hotel I was working for, and a month...
Travel feature: A monster of a guest – Wife-zilla

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It was February 2001 and we were hosting a VIP global leadership conference at my hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The COO of the...
Travel feature: Dangerous job hunting

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The following true story depicts scenes of graphic violence which may not be suitable for all readers.  Reader discretion is advised. October 1999, Kansas City,...
Travel feature: A ploy in the presidential suite

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The presidential suite in a hotel is typically the most unsold room in the building.  Sure, occasionally you get a high-roller or a VIP...
Travel feature: Light my fire in Kansas City

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December 18, 1999. 9pm. Zero degrees. A light snow was falling. My birthday dinner in Kansas City, Missouri, USA with friends was interrupted by...
Tagaytay: Reaching the Philippines’ boiling point

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“Balance, balance,” coached the jockey, all the while yelping her own coded commands at my sturdy blonde-haired mare. Somehow, until this day, I would...
Travel feature: Brainless in the desert

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During my hotel career, my numerous “sales trips” to the Middle East often led to unexpected adventure. And thus there I was, one March,...