fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Travel and Adventure Show

The Travel & Adventure show was today (and continues tomorrow) at the Convention Center. It's potentially dangerous to my budget, but it is a usually a good source of information. However, this year's offerings were fairly thin. There was some good information and I collected brochures on Ethiopia (since I am contemplating the Omo Valley) and on some West African festivals (as I have wanted to go to the Festival in the Desert for quite a while), as well as a few other things. But there were far fewer exhibitors than usual. And, for some mysterious reason, the travel show was combined with some sort of real estate show. I can understand the people selling vacation homes, but I really don't grasp why the gutter cover people were there. Or the Mahatma rice people, for that matter. I ran into a friend who also complained about the reduced size of the show. Very disappointing.

On the cultural side, Kajal (the woman who teaches my Bollywood dance workout class) was there. I missed her group's performance, however, since the metro had been troublesome. Or to put it in my more normal metro complaint medium:

I don't understand
why they can't offload just the
car with broken door.

Not that that would really have helped since it was the car I was in that had the door which wouldn't close at Clarendon, but still ...
Tags: haiku, metro, travel

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