Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Shanghai Fabric Market: What Is Friend Price?

TPOL is the best bargainer. Period. That's the attitude you need when you enter the tailor market at Liujiubang Lu. There's nothing more fun than spending a Saturday afternoon picking out shirts, suits, and button combinations. Sometimes the suits end up looking like something from Star Trek.

Haircuts Abroad: Marseille Edition

Some bloggers write about the UNESCO sites they've visited. Other bloggers write about every plane they've boarded. I choose to document many overlooked areas of travel. The first is obviously pho. The second is espresso. Another...

Where Is Uber at LAS?

Where is Uber LAS? I recently wrote a post on capturing Uber and Lyft in Vegas, a compulsion on par with finding Pokémon in Central Park. One thing I left out is how to find Uber...
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The Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Myanmar Visa

This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to...

Tirana, Albania: Debauchery & Promiscuity! Vote Now

TPOL's Runoff Vote for where I live next is live! To recap, the choices are Bangkok, Taipei, Lisbon, or Tirana. An avid reader, Kalboz, warned me in a comment about going to Tirana. He...

China’s 72-hour Visa-Free Transit Rule: Flyer Beware

This is part of the Trip Report The Visa Run Keeps Running (October 2014) which started and ended in Mongolia with these stops along the way: Shanghai, China Hong Kong Shanghai, China Osaka, Japan Kyoto, Japan ...

Agritourism in Sicily: The Insane Asylum Accommodation

Welcome to the insane asylum. That is the only way to describe Casale Poggio del tiglio - Catania 4584, an agritourism accommodation at the base of Mt. Etna. Before I get into the horror story...

Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo

Before the annoying trolls come through with their predictable comments, realize that I am writing this to spare others from my trauma. After eating and drinking until 3AM in Palermo, I woke up late and...

Are You Ready for Some Football? An Expat’s Survival Guide for American Deportes

It's finally here! College football begins next weekend and the NFL a week after. But, when you live overseas certain sacrifices/adjustments have to be made to stay on top of your game. My apartment...

Tirana, Taipei, Lisbon, Or Bangkok: The Runoff Vote!

TPOL has gotten to the bottom of the election fraud that has plagued his Vote Where TPOL Moves Next! And I'll Go There. It started with a huge list of random places. Then I found...
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