Chai Digest: Confounding Rental Cars, Perfect Chai and more

Back from BoardingArea maintenance, here are some belated reads of interest.

Cooking Light editor Ann Taylor Pittman visited the land of her mother in this thoughtful look at growing up in the US South as a Korean American, in Mississippi Chinese Lady goes home to Korea, and listen to her Splendid Table interview.

The Skeptical Traveler shares 10 hotel secrets from behind the front desk, and add his commentary.

A Second Act for Biosphere 2 (NYT).

All about Renting a Car gives tips and website suggestions new to me (Wild About Travel). Johnny Jet adds Do You Need Insurance for Rental Cars?

Baffled by rental cars? So are frequent travelers playfully explores the befuddlement of travelers when first encountering evermore complex rental car controls (USA Today).

Taiwan offers free Wi-Fi to all foreign tourists (Skift).

Thai Air Asia, first carrier to serve Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw from Bangkok (TravelDailyNews).

Diego Garcia: a shameful history that keeps repeating itself recounts the plight of the Chagos islanders expelled from their home decades ago by British authorities to make way for a US base (The Globe and Mail).

To avoid crime, Venezuelans run together (Washington Post).

How to Make the Perfect Chai (WSJ India Real Time).

For Airbus and Bankers, Big A340s Pose Sizable Risks and On Sale Now: Very VIP Jets (WSJ). Lessens my hope that China Eastern will ditch their A340s.

Nicaragua Revives Its Canal Dream (WSJ).

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