Wednesday, January 19, 2022

TPOL’s Tip: Use Skype for 800 #s Abroad

Here's a good reminder that when things go wrong, 800 numbers won't help you when you are in a foreign country (see ATM Issues Abroad & Priority Pass Registration: Remember Not to Forget). The best...

Priority Pass Registration: Remember Not to Forget

Rust is not the word to describe how unprepared and disorganized I have been on this trip. The corrosion of my travel skills from almost 2 years of travel was apparent from before I left and continued at Medellin airport.

Visa Blunder Part 5: An Unexpected Birthday in Hong Kong

Some trips are perfect. Others don't go as planned. The true traveler keeps fighting through, knowing that an unexpected twist can go from a Travel Nightmare to a dream day.

Visa Blunder Part 4: The Worst Flight in the World

Read Visa Blunder Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3. Part 4 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora...

Visa Blunder Part 3: China Visa-Free Transit Disaster (again)

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong Island Tokyo,...

Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 first. Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete,...

Visa Blunder Part 1: Signing My Release to Be Detained

TPOL has done some stupid shit in his travel life. That's why I keep a page of Travel Lessons for you to learn from, have a laugh at my expense, and for me to never forget.

ATM Issues Abroad

Although I managed to escape the Medellin airport using Uber (see Uber Is Illegal in Medellin Airport, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up), I still needed cash. I went to the ATM and it...

TPOL Forgets How to Travel

My trip to Colombia was my first in almost two years. And it showed.

VeriFLY: What’s My Favorite Word? “Stupid!”

While Colombia does not require proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test, it does require that a health questionnaire be completed at least one hour before departure. 
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