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Entries by Richard Bangs from 09/2012

The Thin Line Between Life And Death, Running A River In Ladakh, Kashmir (PHOTOS)

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Travel

Walking down a vacant road on the way to Padum, capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, about five kilometers off the river, I pass a Tibetan monk with his distinctive red kasaya wrapped obliquely about his shoulders. He stops, and in halting English asks my age. When I tell him, he looks me in the eyes and says, "Ah, you have short life left." It's a daunting thought.

Which Airline Has Made The Biggest Comeback? (PHOTOS)

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel

Why do so many airlines, lifted with initial promise and hope, end up shuttered or absorbed on the ground? Sometimes it is bad luck or timing, politics or bad business decisions. However it begins, when an airline starts its descent, it is difficult to lift the nose and wheel the clouds again. This airline, though, is different.