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.في خلال سفرياتي ، لاقيت العديد من الأشياء المثيرة للاهتمام . لقد قمت بجمعهم في هذه الصفحة كي تستمتع بهم .أيضاً فأنا أحتفظ بصفحة أخري متعلقة بالسفر حيث أوثق نصائح خاصة بالسفر في نصائح للسفر لمسافر دائم محترف .

6/2/2009 - Tips for English Learners

Learning a new langauge is hard. I certainly have said crazy things in other languages, but here are a few things I've overheard those learning English. More...

5/29/2009 - Languages

Its obvious I travel a lot. I also like languages. One of the big regrets I had while living in Turkey is that I did not learn Turkish better. More...

10/15/2008 - Chinese Circles

Chinese characters originated as drawings that resembled the word they represent. Over thousands of years however they have evolved into simpler to write yet less recognizable forms. More...

10/5/2007 - My recent name change

Everyone knows me as Chad Z. Hower a.k.a "Kudzu". Kudzu is a nickname. Often conference organizers have booked me into hotels as "Kudzu". But recently something more interesting occurred. More...

9/2/2007 - When you need concrete now

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6/2/2007 - How many 7 wonders have you been to?

The New 7 Wonders website encourages people to vote for the "New 7 wonders" of the world. I think its a neat idea and hopefully raises interest in these magnificent places. More...

4/16/2007 - Got a sleepy pilot?

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11/25/2006 - Am I serious?

Anyone who has ever had to apply for a visa from an Embassy knows how bad staff can be. They are often rude, and uncaring. These traits are often only exceeded by their total incompetence. More...

11/12/2006 - Power Gagging

I saw this DVD in a kiosk on my recent and very quick trip to Rome. I am not sure what "Gag" means in Italian, but its quite a funny proposition in English. More...

11/12/2006 - Unattended baggage?

Everyone is familiar with the phrase repeated in airports over the speakers "Please report unattended baggage. Do not leave unattended baggage as it will be removed and destroyed". On a recent trip to Rome, I saw this extremely unusually placed unattended bag. More...

9/26/2006 - Next generation road signs

In Cyprus road signs are not just informational, they are often entertaining. I will post more of them in the future but for today let me share this one from an off roading trip. More...

9/26/2006 - Retain what?

We are all used to crazy notiices about thinks like "Do not use while showering" on instructions for hair dryers. But look at this one on a toy. More...

9/16/2005 - The power of marketing

I've stayed in a lot of temporary housing. In fact when we first moved to Cyprus we ended up living for over 6 weeks in the most roach infested place I have ever seen. This is quite an amazing feat considering that I once worked for a pest control company. My most recent adventure in temporary housing is not in that league and is not all that bad, but it has some interesting wiring - let me show you how they've wired this place in Istanbul. More...

8/4/2005 - Plan on riding the metro?

Some useful advice if you plan on riding the metro, especially the tube in London. More...

17/04/27 - 2005_08_04

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6/25/2005 - New Blog

Because of my work and the number of conferences I speak at each year, I travel quite frequently. In fact in a given year its not unusual for me to visit 20 countries. During my travels I often find interesting, and sometimes humorous things. In this blog, I will post pictures and other figments from my travel. More...