But having said that, there can easily be an utterly wretched flight that before knocks you out of your zen zone. Eight hours where you seated in front of a kid kicking your seat because their parents won keep them under control, or squalling so loudly that even with your standard issue QC35s it drowns out your podcast/music/movie. Now, maybe the kid isn necessarily misbehaving, but their ears are in extreme pain because they too young for a pressurized cabin, or their parents thought bringing a 24 month old with congestion issues wouldn be a problem (spoilers: it incredibly painful even for an adult).

He could be brutal, as in waging a war in Chechnya that fueled his surprising ascension in 1999 and cost tens of thousands of lives. And he could be subtle, as when he was wooing his counterparts in the West, who embraced him as a new generation leader only to be surprised by his old style tendencies.Through it all, we were on hand to watch as the project unfolded, an effort combining the tools of modern politics with timeworn tactics from the playbook of the fallen dictatorship. It was not Soviet but neo Soviet.

Tourists swarmed in to Trinidad at 11am and hustlers tried to sell everything from taxi rides to tablecloths. But as the last bus left at 4pm, the town transformed into a place where old men played chess in the square and people shuffled around with shopping bags, buying the few provisions to be found in the local shops. Down one side street I discovered a bustling market: U bends, inner tubes for bicycles and fake Ray Bans.

I been following the Caps for years, but never talked about it with anybody much outside of a couple coworkers who are also fans. With the attention of a finals series, it natural that there are just more people talking about it and those who have been watching, but not talking about it are coming out of the woodwork. Not to mention the championship drought the (big 4) DC sports teams have been in lately, I think it makes sense that they have a lot of support from locals..

Many of the injured were children. Several were naked. One child wailed in pain as we walked up to the hotel lobby.. It took them a solid two years to do it but, alas, the NFL owners approved a new national anthem policy that requires all players on the field to stand. Yeah, they can still pout in the locker room till their heart’s content. But at least we proud Americans don’t have to watch them disrespect our country on the field anymore!.