Tuesday, October 26, 2021

JJ Express VIP Bus to Mandalay

How can a ten hour bus ride, let alone in Myanmar, rival the train to Chiang Rai? When it is the JJ Express VIP bus to Mandalay. You would think that you...

Juno: Another Rideshare, Another Discount Opportunity

How many ride services do we need? I have Uber (where I don't tip), I use Lyft (which has grown on me), tried GETT (which doesn't surge), and have written about VIA (the greatest glorified...

The Uber China App Workaround

Each time I go to China, I am reminded of Al Pacino's speech from Any Given Sunday. "You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's, that's part of life." Each time I visit China, something also gets taken from me.

Train Vs Plane? Transport Decisions in Europe

I took a flight on Vueling airlines from Milan to Paris Orly. The plane cost $38.50. That is cheap until you factor in the train to the airport in Milan which was 13 euros...

Malpensa Express to Milan Airport: Forget The Automated Machine

The cost to take a taxi to Malpensa Airport is 95 euros. The smart solution is to take the Malpensa Express train which takes fifty minutes if everything goes right. The first problem was the...

Viking Line Cruise to Stockholm

This is part of the Trip Report Welcome to the Cold where I went from NYC to: Helsinki, Finland Stockholm, Sweden Riga, Latvia Istanbul, Turkey Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia If you’re just tuning in now be sure to read how I ended up...

What Is Uber Fare Review Etiquette?

Uber has become my wing man and guardian angel when I'm forced to use a taxi. I've written extensively about the Worst Places to Hail a Cab and just completed a dispute with Citi regarding...

“Taxi my friend?” The Worst Places to Hail a Cab

Here are the worst places to catch a taxi on Earth! 1. Dubai, UAE: Dubai is tiny yet the drivers are new to the city and have no idea where anything is. If they get...

Uber in Trinidad: Save Hundreds

I wanted to go to Maracas Beach in Trinidad‎. I had to make a choice.  Rent a car and drive on the left side of the road through winding roads and up and down...

The Hell Bus to Ngwe Saung, Myanmar

If you're tired of the crowds, incessant heat, and general dirtiness take the hell bus to Ngwe Saung. Ngwe Saung, a beautiful beach town in Myanmar...
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