Wednesday, October 27, 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...
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The Hell Boat to Bagan

Tired of taking the bus, I thought it would be a great idea to float down the river from Mandalay via boat to Bagan on the Irrawaddy River for ten hours...

Shanghai’s Maglev: No Time to Waste

In each of my Hotel Reviews I start off with a Getting There snippet because I am tired of getting ripped off by taxi drivers right when my vacation is about to start. Landing in a new city there is nothing more frustrating than looking up how to get to a hotel and only finding information about the pool...

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...

Are Uber Promotion Credits a Sham?

Despite being a former taxi driver, I have crossed over to the Uber side for the on-demand service, better pricing, and the elimination of awkward moments when the driver asks for a tip. I...

Uber: Springfield :: Lyft: Shelbyville

The end of the Hyatt Diamond Challenge means I'm on my way to the airport. The worst thing about flying Allegiant besides it being Allegiant is that the airport is in Mesa, about an...

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...

The Mexico City Metro

I had read about the terrible traffic in Mexico City and thought it would be more convenient, more cultural to take the scenic route via the Mexico City Metro.

Why Hotels Don’t List Airport Transport Options

If you've been reading my Hotel Reviews you will notice that they start with a 'Getting There' snippet. I do this for two reasons: 1) If you are landing in a country and google...

Egyptian Traffic Jam: A Lesson in Being Proactive

A memorable day at the pyramids gave way to an afternoon of disappointment as I sit here stuck in Cairo rush hour traffic on a road to nowhere. I was supposed to go to...
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