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Forum: Trip Reports Yesterday, 7:15 am
Replies: 48
Views: 11,671
Posted By mkjr
did they flash freeze the extra halibut for you?

did they flash freeze the extra halibut for you?
Forum: Japan Yesterday, 7:04 am
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
You raise a good point. I frankly think it...

You raise a good point.

I frankly think it should be more about what the government needs to do for its residents to accept increased tourism....

but we should see how that plays out in 4 years...
Forum: Japan Jul 26, 16, 10:12 am
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
I would say another 20M tourists would probably...

I would say another 20M tourists would probably add $25-30B in spend in Japan...so going from 20M to 40M to focus on tourism when there are economic issues is not a bad idea...but like i said,...
Forum: Japan Jul 25, 16, 6:23 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
I suspect there are more than a few who agree.

I suspect there are more than a few who agree.
Forum: Japan Jul 24, 16, 3:32 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
Too many tourists....I know. How ironic.

Too many tourists....I know. How ironic.
Forum: Japan Jul 23, 16, 4:30 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 8,489
Posted By mkjr
Fantastic post!!!!

Fantastic post!!!!
Forum: Japan Jul 22, 16, 6:38 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
And with due respect, Japan is predominantly...

And with due respect, Japan is predominantly isolationist in the majority mentality.

The sad thing is, that I see that what Japan offers gets worse with more tourists.

I'm glad to have...
Forum: Japan Jul 22, 16, 6:34 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
Perhaps with small numbers. With mass tourist....

Perhaps with small numbers. With mass tourist. They want to travel to a far off place that offers them exactly what they have at home.

My mother would never travel to Japan. Never never never.
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Forum: Japan Jul 22, 16, 6:09 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
Some. How about a massive cultural shift from the...

Some. How about a massive cultural shift from the traditional isolationist ideology.

Or they can continue and expect the world to read a five page doc on how to behave in Japan. Ummmm no. This is...
Forum: Japan Jul 22, 16, 6:05 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
Hey. I'm a Canadian. When it comes to tourism. I...

Hey. I'm a Canadian. When it comes to tourism. I don't care about my views. You visit...enjoy. You want to behave like you do in Japan in yyz. Welcome. Spend your money. Enjoy. I'm good. Spend more...
Forum: Japan Jul 22, 16, 5:15 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
But you assume that the same is not the basis for...

But you assume that the same is not the basis for an impediment to increased tourism. Which frankly, it is.

So if the government truly gives a crap about the same, then they need to criticize...
Forum: Japan Jul 22, 16, 1:36 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 2,973
Posted By mkjr
don't assume because a person has a tattoo of...

don't assume because a person has a tattoo of tweety bird on their boobs they are part of the yakuza...or don't use this as an excuse to deny services at onsens to gaijins...
Forum: Hong Kong and Macau Jul 22, 16, 9:45 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By mkjr
i see. but the reference to the first class...

i see. but the reference to the first class lounge is a give away coupled with the fact that so many people on these boards over the years have posted about how to go airside and then go landside...
Forum: Trip Reports Jul 21, 16, 7:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,394
Posted By mkjr
did you know carfield was also on the same...

did you know carfield was also on the same flight? he seems to have stayed on it for a few flights....
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Forum: Trip Reports Jul 21, 16, 7:00 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,094
Posted By mkjr
nice TR. that is a new CX lounge is it not at...

nice TR. that is a new CX lounge is it not at HND? Looks great. Food looks very nice. The JAL lounge is equally nice at HND.

i have never understood the criticism of the CX J seats...perhaps...
Forum: Trip Reports Jul 21, 16, 6:50 am
Replies: 48
Views: 11,671
Posted By mkjr
damn. that looks like a scene out of TWD. ...

damn. that looks like a scene out of TWD.

nice photos.

the ones of the glaciers carving the adjacent mounts up are awesome as are the crevasse's....it is remakable about how docile the...
Forum: Hong Kong and Macau Jul 21, 16, 6:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By mkjr
is that not duplicating your route? Tai O and...

is that not duplicating your route? Tai O and Mui Wo are on opposite sides of lantau.
Forum: Hong Kong and Macau Jul 20, 16, 4:07 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By mkjr
Yes Tai o or if you want to go further afield and...

Yes Tai o or if you want to go further afield and see seafood o rama, perhaps Sai Kung...the fish market was decent but I felt out of place there.
Forum: Hong Kong and Macau Jul 20, 16, 3:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By mkjr
Sounds like the arrival lounge was not a...

Sounds like the arrival lounge was not a desirable location to freshen up versus an airside F lounge.
Forum: Trip Reports Jul 20, 16, 3:53 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By mkjr
Me too. And is any lounge food really...

Me too.

And is any lounge food really healthy?

And all the booze you gobble down with it. :cool:

Otherwise good report. QF lounge was very nice when I was there in March.

I do like the...
Forum: CommunityBuzz Jul 20, 16, 1:41 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 9,396
Posted By mkjr
are you going to allow people to violate the...

are you going to allow people to violate the T&C's with their views?

well others have raised it but seriously fix the moderation problem that borders far to often on censorship and favoritism.
Forum: Canada Jul 20, 16, 1:37 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By mkjr
this is a good trip itinerary.... beauty has...

this is a good trip itinerary....

beauty has more than a mere real estate cost, however. there are people like me that can not imagine moving home to YVR ever again having lived there for 30...
Forum: Japan Jul 20, 16, 12:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By mkjr
speaking of articles ...

speaking of articles

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/20/brazen-video-shows-pokmon-go-player-on-ttc-subway-tracks.html
Forum: Japan Jul 20, 16, 9:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By mkjr
all this over a game...but then again, i worry...

all this over a game...but then again, i worry about the first person that gets shot dead on property where a person in the US has such right....i really do....since when it comes to phones and...
Forum: Other Asian, Australian, and South Pacific Airlines Jul 18, 16, 1:04 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 55,715
Posted By mkjr
Yes. It is.

Yes. It is.
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