Friday, December 6, 2019

TPOL’s Worst Flight Experiences

If you haven't been reading TPOL, then you missed out on my sports bet whereby the loser, me, more than likely has to fly Air India in coach for 17 hours from SFO-DEL. Go Blue! But damn,...

Off to Newark to See Freddie

TPOL is a gambling man. I often double down on 12 when the dealer is showing a face card. Yesterday I missed my flight to JFK and was presented with a few options: 1)...

Avoiding Tourist Traps: My Naples Summary

Traveling is tiring. Going from one city to the next takes its toll. It's this exhaustion that leads to bad decisions. Unfocused, I forget to ask a taxi driver for the price before hopping...

The Kama Sutra of Airplane Sleep: Surviving a 17 Hour Flight

“Your flight time will be 16 hours,” the flight attendant nonchalantly announced after going through the safety procedures. This was the second time in four months that I would take this hellish route from Addis...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous? Nonsense

If you read the #fakenews on the Internet, you would believe that Trinidad & Tobago are dangerous, especially Trinidad. There are articles about tourists being killed by machetes and robbed in broad daylight. There...

Travel Advice: Mistakes in Medellin

The Mistakes in Medellin Post is part of The Quest Around The Globe Trip Report which covers the following places: Las Vegas, Nevada  Grand Cayman  Cartagena, Colombia Medellin, Colombia Miami, Florida  Houston, Texas  Moscow, Russia ...

Napoli: An Interesting Arrival

As soon as I landed in Naples, I knew I was in for an adventure. Leaving the terminal, a man asked me in Italian if the ATM was working. I nodded yes. Then an...

World Baseball Classic Guadalajara: The Adventure Getting Tickets

On the advice of my hotel, I took an Uber to Plaza del Sol to go to Mr CD, Mexico’s version of Record Town (shout out to my Genesee Valley Mall workers in Flint)...

There’s Such A Thing as Too Much Aguardiente

Welcome back from Colombia. Medellin and Cartagena were great but this will not be a happy tale of pina coladas and chicas bonitas. This is a sobering tale of what can happen when you...

Missed My Flight to NYC: The Freddies Strikes Again

I can recall only two instances where I have missed a flight. Both of them involved having too much fun the night before. The first was when I was supposed to go from PHX-LAS...
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