Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pho 2000 Saigon: President Clinton’s Bad Dining Advice

The normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam occurred on July 11, 1995. Five years later, former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton went to the Land of the...

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City: Should’ve Stayed At Ibis

After a nice stay at the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, I decided to sample a Mercure hotel, another brand in the Accor portfolio. The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Palermo's city center.
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The Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Myanmar Visa

This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to...

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome: Finally A TPOL Review

You ready for another review of the Park Hyatt Paris? Of course you are. This is a great hotel that will make you feel happy when you check in but leave you depressed when you check out.

JetBlue to Colombia: Taking Advantage Of A Flash Sale

Who wants to see more pics of the inside of an airplane? Nobody. This review has nothing to do with the flying machine I took to Cartagena and more to do with taking advantage of flash sales and getting over the stigma of flying coach. Unlike hoarders, I do not have a stash of points that keep me warm at night.

Bouillabaisse in Marseille: TPOL’s Real Birthday Dinner

It was my birthday which is why I thought I would treat myself to dinner at Le Petit, a Michelin 3 Star restaurant that Anthony Bourdain had gone to when he was in Marseille. After...

​The Pier Vs. The Wing: Battle of Cathay’s First Class Lounges 

Disclaimer: I reviewed The Wing when I was moving out of the nightmare that was Mongolia. Although I visited both lounges this past trip, this review will have mostly pictures of The Pier. Which is better,...

China’s 72-hour Visa-Free Transit Rule: Flyer Beware

This is part of the Trip Report The Visa Run Keeps Running (October 2014) which started and ended in Mongolia with these stops along the way: Shanghai, China Hong Kong Shanghai, China Osaka, Japan Kyoto, Japan ...

Where to Party in Marseille

Looking to party in Marseille? Right on Vieux Port is an endless row of pubs packed with people. Strangely, most of them were Irish. There's also a ferris wheel if you want to live...

Priority Pass Milan-Malpensa: Sambuca for Breakfast?

The Priority Pass Lounge in ‎Malpensa Airport was a lifesaver. Having 4PM checkout at the Park Hyatt Milan is meaningless when your flight is at 930AM and you have to be out of the hotel by 6AM.
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