Thursday, October 28, 2021

ATM Issues Abroad

Although I managed to escape the Medellin airport using Uber (see Uber Is Illegal in Medellin Airport, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up), I still needed cash. I went to the ATM and it...

Uber Is Illegal in Medellin Airport, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up

Uber Is Illegal in Medellin 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...

TPOL Forgets How to Travel

My trip to Colombia was my first in almost two years. And it showed.

VeriFLY: What’s My Favorite Word? “Stupid!”

While Colombia does not require proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test, it does require that a health questionnaire be completed at least one hour before departure. 

Booked! One Way to Madrid…No Return in Sight

The international travel drought is over. TPOL is back. It has been a long time since I can put together a spreadsheet.

COVID Test for Return Travel Is Stupid

Last March, I wrote Describe Trump’s Travel Ban: It’s Stupid. Today I use the word stupid again to describe the US's requirement that travelers returning from abroad need to present a negative COVID test taken...

Breakthrough Infections: Another Reason Not to Travel

I'll file this one under Punxsutawney TPOL, the directory of trips I say I'll take but do not because of COVID. The latest in the world of imaginary adventures includes a gorilla trekking safari...

Don’t Route Via Panama

TPOL is off to Colombia to pursue his IQKhameleon dreams. The most convenient route used to be a direct flight from PR. With that option gone, the second most convenient route is through Panama. Except...

Kayak Answers, “Can I Travel to…?”

Admittedly, it's becoming silly to write about trips that I won't be taking (see No Vegas for TPOL). Yesterday, while feeling the confines of my incarceration and the effects of my Manhattan, I let...

No Vegas for TPOL

The Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report is off to a slow start. So far, I've gone to the most overrated city in the US, Miami (see The Worst Cities in the World). That led me to...
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