Sunday, October 17, 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.

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...

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...

Traveling While Iraqi, Reading Signs, Misleading Hotels: Lessons from My #NoCollusion Trip

I created the page, TPOL’s Travel Lessons, to document all the dumb things I did in the hopes I’d learn from my mistakes. Here’s what I learned from my #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL trip. ...

Connecting in Madrid: Pack Extra Time Part II

I may have been too cautious arriving from Lisbon via TAP at 9AM when my flight wasn't until 8:25PM, but if I was cutting it close I would've found myself with major anxiety in trying to navigate the airport to make my connection.

Lost in Airports: Can’t You Read the Signs?

I like writing posts detailing my stupidity as a traveler. I especially enjoy the critiques that come after revealing my shortcomings. Here's another one for your amusement. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin' out the scenery,...

What’s the Worst Discount Carrier?

I miss Wow Air. I have contempt for Frontier. The rest I would fly because ultimately it's about getting from point A to point B. 

Rainy Season? Visa? Lessons from Travel (ANA Edition)

I created the page, TPOL's Travel Lessons, to document all the dumb things I did in the hopes I'd learn from my mistakes. Here's what I learned from my ANA, Take Me 'Round the...
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