Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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. 

Don’t Route Via Panama

TPOL is off to Colombia to pursue his IQKhameleon dreams. The most convenient route used to be a direct flight from PR. With that option gone, the second most convenient route is through Panama. Except...

Samsung Z Flip Was a Flop

TPOL always has the latest electronic gadgets including a functioning Blackberry (see My Travel Technology). When my other phone, the Samsung S9+, stopped working I decided it was time for a change. No longer...

Primo Pimsleur: Io Parlo Un Po l’italiano

I once wrote Pablo Pimsleur: Your Guide to Foreign Languages. This was followed up by TPOL The Polyglot: How To Learn Multiple Languages and updated with TPOL The Polyglot: A Better Way to Learn Multiple Languages....

Nothing to Rent in Tuscany, But Maybe I’ll Buy a House in Italy

I have been in Puerto Rico for basically 18 months straight. I only left to go to terrible Miami, Mario's favorite city, for two days. In need of a change of scenery, I finally...

The World’s Most Expensive Cities for Expats

Remember when TPOL was supposed to move to Albania (see Vote Where TPOL Moves in December (For Real This Time)), and then I used COVID as an excuse not to go (see Canceled! TPOL’s Move...

IC Bora Bora Thalasso: Cockroach, No A/C, Some Champagne, What The Duck!

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso Spa Hotel Review 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...
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