Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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.

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. 

TPOL Forgets How to Travel

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

Uber Is Illegal in Colombian Airports, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up

Uber Is Illegal in Colombian Airports 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: ...

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...

Where to Feast: Medellin, Colombia

Where to Feast 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 Reasons Why...

Priority Pass Registration: Remember Not to Forget

Rust is not the word to describe how unprepared and disorganized I have been on this trip. The corrosion of my travel skills from almost 2 years of travel was apparent from before I left and continued at Medellin airport.
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