Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

Agritourism in Sicily: The Insane Asylum Accommodation

Welcome to the insane asylum. That is the only way to describe Casale Poggio del tiglio - Catania 4584, an agritourism accommodation at the base of Mt. Etna. Before I get into the horror story...

Park Hyatt Milan: Let Me Live Here, Please

Everyone talks about traveling off the beaten path. Sometimes, it's nice to get off of that and get back on the red carpet. After my stay at the Insane Asylum, I was more than ready for pampering.

Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo

Before the annoying trolls come through with their predictable comments, realize that I am writing this to spare others from my trauma. After eating and drinking until 3AM in Palermo, I woke up late and...
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