28. April 2008, 6:43 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (1)

mm-car-quality-for-less.jpgadopt-a-highway.jpgfedex-truck.jpg Quality for less I have travelled throughout parts of the USA these weeks. I have travelled along the formation of a leading country in our world. And I have hit the road of globalization with all its disparities. This is exactly the accurate metaphor because roads are so important in the U.S. Originating from a European country I have always focused on the places people live in which are conjunct by ... weiterlesen...

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27. April 2008, 8:53 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel


wolf-graves.jpg Southeast of Marfa towards the border of Mexico there is a little ghost town called Shafter. If you leave the highway and follow a dirt road to a tiny plateau you will find an old Mexican cemetery full of ‚wolf graves'. They are very shallow because the ground is so rocky that people can't dig deep. So they had to pile up stones to cover the bodies of the dead. Most of the graves have a white ... weiterlesen...

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26. April 2008, 4:30 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Cruise until forever lost

cruise-mirror.jpgcruise.jpghertz-never-lost.jpg Driving in the U.S. is a pleasure. There is nothing more comfortable in this country than cars and roads. And there is nothing people do care more about. Driving from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Marfa, Texas, I detected the cruise function in my rental car. That is awesome! You pull a little switch and the car glides down the freeway with nothing but a tender move of my right hand to ... weiterlesen...

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25. April 2008, 1:22 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Truth or Consequences

PS: The little town "Truth or Consequences" was formerly known as "Hot Springs" (based on the mineralized hot springs every guest still can enjoy in a hot tub under the nightly sky even without wearing a bathing suit - a quite uncommon opportunity in the U.S.) The town took the name of the popular radio show "Truth or Consequences" in 1950 after the presenter, Ralph Edwards, had announced that he would broadcast his show from the city that was willing to ... weiterlesen...

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24. April 2008, 6:02 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

A place to meet

shower-left.jpgear-plugs.jpg I learn to love these business hotels. They are almost all the same, green carpets with traces of former guests, a coffee machine, a big TV set with additional offerings of mature audience content. You won't be able to guess where you are until leaving the hotel again. And there are some places where even this is more difficult than one could expect, at the airport of Phoenix, Arizona, for example. Still some hotels ... weiterlesen...

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