Monday, February 6, 2023

Vietnam E-Visa Not Processed: Another TPOL Duck Up?

I hate writers who say, "in full disclosure" before starting a post. Are you saying absent that you are hiding something? With that preface, I would like to say, in full disclosure, I knew I needed a visa to Vietnam when I booked the world's longest flight.

Back to Phoenix on Frontier

Before TPOL moved to Puerto Rico in 2018, I was a resident of Scottsdale (see TPOL in the Desert). I am going back to the place where I lived most of my adult life,...

“Tickets, Please, Tickets”: Train Anxiety

I have great anxiety when riding them because I never know if I purchased the right ticket. I am always worried about being fined by the ticket checker because I booked the wrong fare or worse for not having a ticket at all.

Late Night Bite in Milan

Late Night Bite is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. TPOL's Tip: Upon arriving to a new city, proceed with urgency to the hotel. You don't know how a few minutes wasted can affect an...

100 GBP Carry-On Bags? Scammed by Ryanair & Trips.com

I have flown Ryanair before. I am aware of the cute ways it tries to maximize revenue. Whether it is charging for food or selling lottery tickets on board, Ryan is always looking to score a buck.

Scam Covid Test #2: Leaving the UK

Scam Covid Test #2 is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. Disclaimer: I drafted this post in October 2021. One day, and maybe that day is today, we can look back and see how stupid...

Scam Covid Test #1: Entering the UK

In order to go to the UK, I needed a magical code that said I was registered for a Covid test to be taken my second day upon arrival.

Room Service: I’m Here with Your Covid Test

The only way to return to the United States, the country of which I am a citizen, the country to which I have pled allegiance, is by producing a negative covid test within 72 hours of departure.

Welcome to Bogota: Almost Robbed in Broad Daylight

Almost Robbed is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement. It’s finally happening despite inconsistent policies, interruptions, and human stupidity as explained in these posts: 11 Reasons Why I...

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.
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