Telling Stories

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  10.20.01 | 8:50 PM ET

National Public Radio’s Savvy Traveler recently broadcast two stories of note. This week, residents of Gander, Newfoundland and passengers of Delta Flight 15, which was forced to land in remote Canada in the hours after hijacked planes hit the Pentagon and the World Trade Towers on September 11, tell their stories. The passengers of Flight 15 were stranded for four days, and locals turned out in droves to comfort them with hot showers and home-cooked meals. Previously, World Hum co-editor Jim Benning reported on an encounter with a Muslim man named Kenny in Malaysia. Kenny invited Jim to join him in a restaurant and told him he looks a little “like that American actor, that kung fu fighter.” Jim, who, for the record, looks quite unlike Chuck Norris, reluctantly joined him, and emerged with a renewed sense of why we travel.



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