Thursday, January 23, 2020

TPOL's Latest

Mercato Trattoria : Breaking the Rules on Eating Out in NYC

Mercato. Go there. Break the rules. You're welcome. 

Game Over: TPOL Found the Best Pho in NYC

On this day, Sao Mai served the best pho in NYC. When I go again, I hope that is still true. 

Wyndham Tortola BVI Resort: What a (Isolated) Beach

I stayed here because it was the most affordable option in Tortola. The hotel was fine but next time I'm in BVI, I plan on sleeping on my yacht.

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2019

Happy Festivus! It’s been a great year for TPOL, but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and...

Looking to Churn? Move to Puerto Rico

I moved to Puerto Rico last April for the generous tax benefits (see Despacito! TPOL Is Moving to Puerto Rico! Effective Inmediatamente). What I...

Delta’s Website: The Phantom Of the Opera

Fool me once and you'll fool me again because TPOL is a fool. I've written about how I'm the Ali of points (see Booked!...

Rip-off Alert: $700 NY Hotel Room = $20 Vodka Soda

TPOL is back in the US after completing my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip and my expat experiment in Shanghai (see TPOL...

Disputing A Credit Card Charge? You Have 118 Days

I once wrote a post called "Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?". I wrote, "What about times when nobody responds? Do I...

Turkish Business Beirut to Istanbul: Lamb Chop!

I was happy to leave Beirut. I was there too long and I was, for the most part, not impressed.

Ahlein: Priority Pass Lounge Review Beirut

Every recommendation I received in Lebanon was a gross exaggeration. Another one was how soon I should arrive to the airport.

IC Phoencia vs. Le Vendome Beirut: Either Way, Time to Splurge

Unlike the Hilton Habtoor, the IC Vendome is located right in the heart of Beirut at the Corniche coastal promenade.

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand: Suite? Spa? Breakfast? Yes!

The Hilton Habtoor is not located in downtown. It is in the old business district where the pretty buildings are not.

Should You Include Work Trips in Your Country Count?

TPOL makes his millions from blogging and moonlights as a lawyer because he loves the law. That is a lie.

“Puerto Rico Rocked by Earthquake”: Enough Dramatic Headlines

Two nights ago, there was an earthquake in the southwest part of Puerto Rico that I felt on my side of the island in...

Super Bowl with Bonvoy Points? Not Since the Bills Lost

I've been complaining about the decline in points redemptions (see Chasing Status in 2020: A Worthless Pursuit?). I thought a great way to go...

Happy New Year from TPOL: The Year & Hindsight Is 2020

Happy New Year from TPOL. Hindsight is 20/20 and the year is 2020. Looking back at this decade, I've made three mistakes. Moving back...

Kenny G China: You Don’t Have to Go Home, But…

Kenny G Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. In China, what does the Fake Market, the Fabric Market, and the grocery store...

Game Over: TPOL Found the Best Pho in NYC

On this day, Sao Mai served the best pho in NYC. When I go again, I hope that is still true. 

Sherpa’s Shanghai: Food Delivery When You’re Craving Home

Sherpa's Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. If your Airbnb experience in Shanghai sucked and you ended up finding refuge in...

Fake Market Shanghai: 2019 Pricing Guide

Fake Market Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. The days of going to the fake market at Chengdu Lu and Nanjing...

Fabric Market Shanghai Prices: How to Bargain (2019 Edition)

Who's the flyest Arab you know? The answer is TPOL.

Unhappy Upon Check In? Don’t Let Buyer’s Remorse Sink In

Buyer's Remorse is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. The Airbnb in Shanghai was awful (see Airbnb Long-Term? Never Again: My Shanghai Experience)....

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