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Yesterday, 11:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By SJOGuy

You can't go wrong with any of those three...

You can't go wrong with any of those three options. If it were me, I'd pick one place and stay put, rather than having the disruption of needing to switch hotels.The Tree House Lodge is nice and fun...
Yesterday, 1:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By SJOGuy

Don't forget to factor in travel time, which...

Don't forget to factor in travel time, which always takes more time in Costa Rica than you expect. Getting from the Hilton Curio, which is smack-dab in the center of San Jose, to La Fortuna will eat...
Forum: China
Jul 15, 19, 7:13 am
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By SJOGuy

An issue you didn't raise: Oct. 1-7 is...

An issue you didn't raise:



Oct. 1-7 is a so-called "Golden Week," a weeklong national holiday. A LOT of people will be traveling during that week, and this year's Golden Week coincides with...
Jul 14, 19, 9:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By SJOGuy

Actually, it's Kolumbien in German. But the...

Actually, it's Kolumbien in German. But the suggestion that it's anything but Colombia in English is misguided.
Jul 8, 19, 4:45 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,852
Posted By SJOGuy

Smile There's an old episode of The Andy Griffith Show...

There's an old episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Aunt Bee goes on vacation to Mexico. Andy and Opie drive her to the airport. The guys aren't flying anywhere, but they wear suits just to see...
Jun 30, 19, 10:49 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,952
Posted By SJOGuy

Read the OP. This happened suddenly. There was no...

Read the OP. This happened suddenly. There was no way to "front load an extra day."
Forum: China
Jun 23, 19, 10:45 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By SJOGuy

Thank you, jiejie and 889. Yes, I'm talking about...

Thank you, jiejie and 889. Yes, I'm talking about travel to the region and not living there. I have one trip to the mainland under my belt and I do want to go back.
Forum: China
Jun 23, 19, 9:45 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By SJOGuy

I realize FT places Taiwan into the general Asia...

I realize FT places Taiwan into the general Asia forum and not this one, but Iíll ask about Taiwan in the context of this thread. Is it a good alternative for the traveler who wants the China...
Jun 23, 19, 9:32 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 9,327
Posted By SJOGuy

I think youíre missing JonNYCís point. No one...

I think youíre missing JonNYCís point. No one said you caused those problems. The airline did, obviously. But if AA continually disappoints you, then do something about it. Evaluate your options. I...
Jun 23, 19, 3:52 am
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By SJOGuy

There's no real jet lag per se, although this...

There's no real jet lag per se, although this time of year, Belize and Guatemala are two hours earlier than NYC. (They observe Central STANDARD Time year round. No DST) I'm just thinking after...
Forum: China
Jun 21, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By SJOGuy

I've looked for statistics, but I get the...

I've looked for statistics, but I get the impression many more Westerners travel to China in groups. If you're at a big tourist site (Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors), you'll see...
Jun 20, 19, 6:34 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By SJOGuy

If I remember correctly, you still have to be out...

If I remember correctly, you still have to be out when the ruins close even though you're on the grounds. You can't go wandering around on your own at night. You can "revisit" the ruins in the...
Jun 20, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By SJOGuy

I thought the Tikal lodges were kind of plain. As...

I thought the Tikal lodges were kind of plain. As I remember, there was nothing special about them. That's all I have to go on, so that may not be fair. I thought the town of Flores was charming....
Jun 17, 19, 1:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By SJOGuy

Plan on about 4.5 to 5 hours to get from Belize...

Plan on about 4.5 to 5 hours to get from Belize City to Tikal. You don't say where you originate from, but when does your flight get into BZE? If it's too late in the day, I'd set out the next...
Jun 15, 19, 2:12 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 13,754
Posted By SJOGuy

That's not quite my point. We all replay disputes...

That's not quite my point. We all replay disputes in our minds, wishing weíd said or done something we didnít. Iím saying that during or after a disagreement with someone, it never occurs to me that...
Jun 15, 19, 9:46 am
Replies: 143
Views: 13,754
Posted By SJOGuy

As they always say, there are two sides to every...

As they always say, there are two sides to every story. To the OP, a couple of things you said early on here, about wanting to tell the guy to [do something obscene] and feeling like you wanted to...
Forum: China
Jun 14, 19, 5:50 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By SJOGuy

No one can say for sure. It's one of those...

No one can say for sure. It's one of those "You'll know when you get there" issues. People can chime in with their experiences here but they'll have no bearing on your ability to cope. I'm not even...
Jun 14, 19, 5:21 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 13,754
Posted By SJOGuy

I don't understand: There were four non-infant...

I don't understand: There were four non-infant passengers who would have had space under the seats in front of them. Why not pack and plan for that scenario just in case?
Jun 12, 19, 4:09 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 9,248
Posted By SJOGuy

Of course. For most of the flying public,...

Of course. For most of the flying public, "Airline X is cheaper" blots out all memories of "I will never fly Airline X again."
Jun 11, 19, 10:58 am
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By SJOGuy

Belize domestic air travel

Any preference between Maya Island Air and Tropic Air? Have a work trip coming up and looking to avoid a few hours on the bus between Punta Gorda and Belize City. Thanks.
Jun 10, 19, 11:13 am
Replies: 113
Views: 9,248
Posted By SJOGuy

Thank you. No one was "stranded" anywhere. ...

Thank you. No one was "stranded" anywhere.


I doubt very much it happened exactly this way. I bet other options were presented, none of which was acceptable to the group. One of the chaperones...
Jun 8, 19, 11:04 am
Replies: 212
Views: 25,377
Posted By SJOGuy

Wow! Those Skytrax posters do not like TXL. I...

Wow! Those Skytrax posters do not like TXL. I haven't used the airport since West Berlin was an enclave in the middle of the GDR and I flew there from FRA on PanAm. I remember the hexagon structure...
Jun 8, 19, 10:58 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,437
Posted By SJOGuy

These situations are never fun, and add traveling...

These situations are never fun, and add traveling with kids into the mix, they become doubly trying. But I wish you lots of luck if you think another airline will never present you with a three-hour...
Forum: Cuba
Jun 7, 19, 3:23 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 65,233
Posted By SJOGuy

AA has some good fares this summer. I'm seeing...

AA has some good fares this summer. I'm seeing ORD-HAV-ORD $340 RT in Y, and $650 in J. I'd like to be able to take advantage of that.
Forum: Mexico
May 28, 19, 12:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By SJOGuy

Thank you, JDiver. This and your Oaxaca...

Thank you, JDiver. This and your Oaxaca compilation look like helpful resources.
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