Friday, June 18, 2021

Detained in Israel? Check The Back of Your Passport

I have a separate category on my blog called Travel Nightmares. It's where I recount everything that can go wrong or has gone wrong in my travels, whether it was self-inflicted or not. Visas...

Renting a Car in Tasmania: The Devil Is on the Island

Renting a Car in Tasmania is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Since I didn't know how long I was staying in Hobart nor did I plan ahead what I was going to do there,...

Not YUM! Hundreds Sickened at KFC Mongolia

Before TPOL Moved to Puerto Rico, TPOL lived in Ulaanbaatar (see Mistake of Mongolia). During the downs and further downs of my time there, I went to KFC for a taste of home. Today,...

Hong Kong: Airport Express vs. Bus vs. Taxi

Hong Kong Airport Express Bus Taxi is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. What's the best way to get to and from Hong Kong airport? There are three options: the train, the bus, or taxi. Layover If you're...

Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?

Cutting It Close is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report which covers the following places: San Juan, Puerto Rico  New York, New York  Hong Kong  Sydney, Australia Darwin, Australia Melbourne, Australia  Hobart,...

Churning Cards? Don’t Let Your Priority Pass Lapse

This experience should 1) serve as a reminder to everyone who churns to make sure your Priority Pass is linked to your current card. 2) Serve as a reminder that a lounge is better than no lounge.

Bags Recovered! Ending My Tel Aviv Ordeal

Female announcer: Captain Oveur, white courtesy phone. Captain Clarence Oveur, white courtesy phone.

“You Leave Only with Passport!” Detained in Tel Aviv Again

I will start my post by showing you a photo of what I arrived with in Warsaw. You'll notice that these are not my carry on bags. So what happened?

Detained in Tel Aviv: A Most Unwelcome Welcome

I had a great nap aboard Iberia from MAD-TLV. Rested, I was ready for a night out in Tel Aviv. Instead of going straight to the bar, I found myself playing twenty questions with Israel's Immigration.

Connecting in Madrid? Pack Extra Time

What airport is the worst for connections? Chicago? Dallas? They say even on your way to heaven, you have to connect through ATL. I'd like to add Madrid to the list.
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