Monday, November 23, 2020

Moscow’s Metro: A Living Museum

If you know TPOL, you know I don't care to visit museums. As an eternal optimist, I think of it as something to do when I'm old and fragile.

Red Square: The Best Photo Op If You Can Handle the Drama

I travel today so I can have memories tomorrow. And nothing, beyond blog posts, is better for capturing these moments than the perfect picture. It is stressful to secure the perfect photo. It's not always organic.

Bolshoi Moscow: That Caviar & Rabbit Lifestyle

Bolshoi Moscow is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. The Russia I learned about in grade school and the Russia I visited are exact opposites. Sure, much has changed since the fall...

Cafe Pushkin Moscow: Pimsleur Lessons Payoff!

Cafe Pushkin Moscow is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. Who is the greatest man to live? That's too daunting a question to contemplate. If you ask me who the greatest linguist...

Mystery Solved: TPOL’s Disappearance in Medellin

Remember TPOL's Quest Around the Globe Trip Report? It was a bit sparse on what I did in Colombia when I visited Cartagena and Medellin. The reason I didn't have any pictures is because...

Singapore Airlines First to Moscow: Lobster, Krug, Givenchy, Prada

I begin this review with the sad news that SQ no longer flies from Houston to Moscow, Russia. The new routing is Houston to Manchester, England. That's the only negative you will find in this report as everything else was perfect.

AMEX Centurion Houston: Not My Favorite

I once asked the question, "How long is too long at the lounge?" Personally, I like to get there as early as possible and take my time drinking, eating, and mingling. Before my SQ flight to Moscow, I arrived at the Amex Centurion Lounge in Houston hours before my flight, excited for what may be the best airline in the world in terms of service.

Hyatt Place Houston Bush Airport: Waiting on SQ Flight

It's a Hyatt Place. I've stayed at enough of them at this point to know what I'm getting myself into. The room is spacious, the bed is comfortable, but the soaps, cleverly named 1-2-3, are nothing special.

Travel Advice: Mistakes in Medellin

The Mistakes in Medellin Post is part of The Quest Around The Globe Trip Report which covers the following places: Las Vegas, Nevada  Grand Cayman  Cartagena, Colombia Medellin, Colombia Miami, Florida  Houston, Texas  Moscow, Russia ...

Arepas Pues: The Best Arepas in Cartagena

Arepas were invented in Venezuela and some argue that they were perfected in Colombia. I'm not going to make that assertion until I visit Margarita Island to find out for myself. I can say that the arepas in Miami whether they be Venezuelan or Colombian restaurants pale in comparison to those in Colombia.
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