Thursday, April 27, 2017

Is Chiang Mai TPOL’s New Home? Vote Now

Voting is underway for where TPOL should move in December. Wherever readers say I should go, I will go. Each week I'll feature two cities, one ranked the highest according to Nomad List and...

Where Is TPOL’s New Home Country? Voting Now Open

Okay, so I had to get rid of the cold countries on the list, something that nomadlist.com claims it can do but just freezes instead. I lived in the frozen tundra of Mongolia so...

Vote Where TPOL Moves Next! And I’ll Go There

So last time I decided to move abroad, it didn't work out so well. (see Mistake of Mongolia) Google Mongolia now and you'll quickly read how Mongolia is standing on a literal gold mine. What...

Window or Window: Side Does Matter 

Some of us have no airline status, so the best that we can hope for is a windor or aisle seat, depending on our preferences.  I'm not an aisle guy which is why I finally...

The Uber China App Workaround

Each time I go to China, I am reminded of Al Pacino's speech from Any Given Sunday. "You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's, that's part of life." Each time I visit China, something also gets taken from me.

Uber Motorbike Jakarta! What Could’ve Been A Great Story

I rationalize doing many things 'for the blog'. Caviar and vodka tour in Russia? For the blog. Impromptu trip to Abu Dhabi? For the blog. That's why while I was in Jakarta, I had to...

VPN: A Necessary Hotel Amenity in China 

TPOL was blocked in China! I've been trying to publish reviews as quickly as possible because I won't do it when I get home. The plan was thrown off when my laptop charger gave out,...

Thai Uber Asks For Gas Money

I usually include a Getting There section before my hotel review because hotel websites don't bother including this information unless you want to take their silly car service. With this new thing called Uber,...

Boarding Announcement Paranoia

​Nothing gives me more anxiety than the thought of missing my flight. I hate being late to the gate and have mild panic attacks when I think about arriving at the gate to find...

​TPOL’s Technical Troubles

My plan is to write my trip report in real time, allowing for a day lag so jeepers creepers don't know exactly where I am. I had hoped that I could use my wireless...
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