Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fancy French Food? Choose Street Food In Marseille Instead

I love to eat. I especially love to eat authentic local cuisine. I'm not talking about the incomparable Olive Garden Times Square or the bistro, McDonald's (said in French accent) in Paris. I'm talking about...

Four Points Long Island City: Best Place to Stay NYC

Long Island City baby! I've lived all over NY and surrounding areas. First, I was in Brooklyn, specifically Greenpoint. That was very boring. Then I was in Hoboken. That's in New Jersey.

Ticket Scalping NYC: Know Before You Go

Tonight, I went to see my beloved Detroit Basketball! Pistons at Madison Square Garden. Fresh from a bargaining victory at Yankee Stadium where I procured 4 tickets for $60 when their face value was...

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.

Amalfi Coast: A Beautiful Tourist Trap

I hate tours. I say hate with a capital 8. Short on time, the only practical way to see the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii is on an 8 hour bus tour which goes for $85....

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...

Is This The Worst Person In The World?

Let me quickly state that the question should not be taken out of context. I'm talking about seemingly normal people who somehow believe their behavior is acceptable. I had a great day at the Admirals...

Constructing Tahiti: The IHG Rewards Bora Bora Trick

How do you get to Tahiti? That's a question for another day. Unlike my planning for most award bookings, I'm going to start by securing the hotels then moving onto flights. If difficult is the word used...

How Long Is Too Long at the Lounge?

The answer to this depends on where in the world you are. In Auckland I was at the lounge for 12 hours and was not ready to leave. Today I'm at JFK in the...

Champagne & Cigars at the IC Marseille

My birthday started in Paris with mild day of tourism followed by dinner at McDonald's at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. Following that classy feast, I left for Marseille for proper French cuisine. That was followed...
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