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Sep 17, 14, 6:50 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,947
Posted By robyng

You won't get disdain/discord from me. As with...

You won't get disdain/discord from me. As with many on-line reviews (from hotels to housewares) - I immediately hop to the bad ones - and read the negative things some people are saying. And...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 17, 14, 6:26 am
Replies: 155
Views: 22,330
Posted By robyng

I was just looking at the 8 places in the MBS (as...

I was just looking at the 8 places in the MBS (as opposed to the "celebrity chef" restaurants there):

http://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/chinese.html

I'm sure there is better Chinese...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 17, 14, 6:07 am
Replies: 2,483
Views: 588,875
Posted By robyng

^ I fly out of JAX where UA and DL are the...

^

I fly out of JAX where UA and DL are the dominant legacy carriers and AA has only a few flights. If I flew out of MIA - AA is totally dominant there.

It also depends where you want to go -...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 16, 14, 3:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By robyng

Thank you very much for taking the time to...

Thank you very much for taking the time to recommend so many places. I have just started to print out maps of Singapore - and figure out where everything is. Although Singapore isn't a huge city...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 16, 14, 3:01 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 22,330
Posted By robyng

Which - unless something is really wrong - means...

Which - unless something is really wrong - means the crab will be very fresh. Robyn
Forum: Singapore
Sep 16, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 22,330
Posted By robyng

Apart from any philosophical issues - I just...

Apart from any philosophical issues - I just don't know how restaurants with counter seating (and a lot of high end restaurants are like that these days) could cope with every person/couple at a...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 16, 14, 2:33 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 22,330
Posted By robyng

Well - 6000 km away - about the distance from my...

Well - 6000 km away - about the distance from my home in Florida to London - just doesn't seem around the corner to me :). OTOH - my husband's favorite wines these days are from AU/NZ - so he'll be...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 16, 14, 7:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By robyng

Thanks :). That Park Mall looks interesting -...

Thanks :). That Park Mall looks interesting - fairly close to our hotel as well. I'm pretty much more interested in seeing design trends than buying anything - especially from a store 10,000 miles...
Sep 16, 14, 6:02 am
Replies: 106
Views: 12,871
Posted By robyng

If Cabo San Lucas is still on your list of...

If Cabo San Lucas is still on your list of possibles - I'd erase it for now. It's going to take a fair amount of time for it to get back to normal after Hurricane Odile:
...
Sep 15, 14, 4:32 pm
Replies: 277
Views: 61,339
Posted By robyng

Yes - I stayed at Villa San Michele in Fiesole as...

Yes - I stayed at Villa San Michele in Fiesole as well - which is why I thought the place near Venice was Villa San Michele too (as opposed to this or that Cipriani - the place we stayed in Venice). ...
Sep 15, 14, 10:46 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,417
Posted By robyng

Don't think western NC is Appalachia - more like...

Don't think western NC is Appalachia - more like "Florida north" in the summer ;). I don't recall any real luxury when we've been there. This is more typical:

http://www.pinecrestinn.com/

The...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 15, 14, 7:28 am
Replies: 155
Views: 22,330
Posted By robyng

Like I've mentioned elsewhere - I can't drink...

Like I've mentioned elsewhere - I can't drink wine these days. Before taking wine to Singapore - I'd check on things like duty-free allowances - and corkage fees and BYOB policies at various...
Sep 15, 14, 6:57 am
Replies: 277
Views: 61,339
Posted By robyng

We once did a 3 week driving trip in this part of...

We once did a 3 week driving trip in this part of the world. Started in Milan - and then spent a while north of Milan in the "Lake District" before heading to Villa Cipriani. I thought the Lake...
Sep 15, 14, 6:12 am
Replies: 277
Views: 61,339
Posted By robyng

Thank you for clearing up my muddled memories! I...

Thank you for clearing up my muddled memories! I have always recalled that we stayed in a place in a small town near Venice that had the same name as another hotel we stayed at. And I also recalled...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 14, 14, 4:05 pm
Replies: 818
Views: 114,037
Posted By robyng

You're younger than I am. But still very much...

You're younger than I am. But still very much middle-aged (I'm past the middle now - unless I live to be 115 <LOL>). And - once one gets to our ages - most of us pretty much have our tipping rules...
Sep 14, 14, 3:03 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 12,888
Posted By robyng

You don't read enough magazines ;). I've read...

You don't read enough magazines ;). I've read about the place before - probably in a design/architecture magazine. And it was definitely in the AC flight magazine:
...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 14, 14, 2:26 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 22,330
Posted By robyng

If you can wait a bit - we've reserved Andre for...

If you can wait a bit - we've reserved Andre for our trip (end of the month and will return early next month) - and will report back. Haven't reserved Tippling Club - but it's on our list of...
Forum: Japan
Sep 13, 14, 5:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,303
Posted By robyng

Totally agree - have enjoyed wandering around...

Totally agree - have enjoyed wandering around there. But I think the OP is back in the United States now. Robyn
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 13, 14, 5:00 pm
Replies: 818
Views: 114,037
Posted By robyng

No - I wasn't trying to chastise you at all. ...

No - I wasn't trying to chastise you at all. It's just that tipping - and all its various protocols/conventions and various points of view - seems entirely too convoluted to me.

Like WRT bringing...
Forum: Japan
Sep 13, 14, 3:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,290
Posted By robyng

I realize it's a personal decision. But I vote...

I realize it's a personal decision. But I vote in favor of going into Tokyo ASAP upon arrival - sightseeing in the afternoon and having dinner there - and then departing in the morning for NRT. The...
Forum: Japan
Sep 13, 14, 3:48 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,303
Posted By robyng

A pineapple is quite a bit larger than a lemon or...

A pineapple is quite a bit larger than a lemon or lime or even an orange. Tougher/more fibrous too. So the tool I normally use for cooking quantities of citrus juices - a manual wooden reamer -...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 13, 14, 8:21 am
Replies: 818
Views: 114,037
Posted By robyng

"Innards" = offal? Robyn

"Innards" = offal? Robyn
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 13, 14, 8:13 am
Replies: 818
Views: 114,037
Posted By robyng

Alinea adds an automatic 20% tip to one's bill...

Alinea adds an automatic 20% tip to one's bill (including the price of alcohol):

http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/06/restaurants-dont-accept-tips.html

So I can see why no additional tip is...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Sep 13, 14, 6:55 am
Replies: 818
Views: 114,037
Posted By robyng

I'm not sure I understand all of your logic WRT -...

I'm not sure I understand all of your logic WRT - for example - the "basic wine" versus the "premium wine". When it comes to food - say you order a 4 course fixed menu that has various supplements...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 12, 14, 4:57 pm
Replies: 2,483
Views: 588,875
Posted By robyng

Guess it also depends where you've already been. ...

Guess it also depends where you've already been. And whether your trip is discretionary - or not.

At our age (my husband and I are pushing 70) - we've been to Europe umpteen times. And - except...
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