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Sep 8, 15, 9:06 pm
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Posted By LemonThrower

we did lake bled, and while i would recommend it,...

we did lake bled, and while i would recommend it, we liked Lake Hallstat in austria even better - equally beautiful, just more peaceful.

in slovenia, we liked the caves as postojna and stocjan...
Sep 8, 15, 9:00 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 64,159
Posted By LemonThrower

august 2015 stay at the courtyard flora. ...

august 2015 stay at the courtyard flora.

about $60 USD.

not old town, but very convenient to subway and across the street from a mall that has several restaurants and a grocery and drug store....
Sep 4, 15, 1:43 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,447
Posted By LemonThrower

stayed here recently and recommend this property....

stayed here recently and recommend this property. have never stayed at a four points but this was like a cross between a W and Hampton inn, with the best aspects of both.

used 4000 spg points for...
Sep 4, 15, 1:30 pm
Replies: 554
Views: 107,473
Posted By LemonThrower

i agree sharon. for the uninitiated, looking...

i agree sharon.

for the uninitiated, looking at a map, the CY looks a lot further out, but its equivalent in time to the ring if you take the subway since the subway is faster.

its also a...
Sep 4, 15, 8:23 am
Replies: 554
Views: 107,473
Posted By LemonThrower

just returned from imperial riding school. ...

just returned from imperial riding school.

liked the hotel. had a 98 euro internet rate. if i had booked earlier, it would have been 89!

paid 40 euro extra to get exec lounge access (I'm only...
Sep 4, 15, 8:13 am
Replies: 429
Views: 87,373
Posted By LemonThrower

Boscolo August 2015

just got back from the Boscolo. 3 night stay on points. Neither my wife or i have hardly any paid stays on marriott, but we have the credit card, so i guess we have silver status.

at check in,...
Forum: Europe
Aug 7, 15, 1:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By LemonThrower

there are good self-guided tours of Prague in the...

there are good self-guided tours of Prague in the Eye Witness and Rick Steves guidebooks. there are a lot of things you might want to stop and linger - cafes, gift stores, etc. - so being in a group...
Aug 4, 15, 10:08 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,795
Posted By LemonThrower

I've convinced myself into the Sony a6000 over...

I've convinced myself into the Sony a6000 over the Nikon d5500, although for sub-$1000 camera bundles these are miles ahead of what was available not that long ago.

I think the sony will get more...
Aug 3, 15, 3:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,574
Posted By LemonThrower

post 14 on that thread is right on: the lens is...

post 14 on that thread is right on: the lens is ultrawideangle, which is its best feature and worst feature. you have a wide range of vision, but the depth of vision is distorted. they are best...
Aug 3, 15, 9:32 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,795
Posted By LemonThrower

looks like a lot of the mirrorless systems had a...

looks like a lot of the mirrorless systems had a maximum aperture that was a full f-stop or two worse than a $500 SLR, up until a year or two ago. The Sony a6000 you cite looks to be on par with the...
Aug 2, 15, 9:19 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,795
Posted By LemonThrower

thanks for the interesting suggestion looks...

thanks for the interesting suggestion

looks like these non-SLR cameras are generally more expensive, generally better for video, and generally inferior for photography (e.g. maximum aperture is...
Aug 1, 15, 6:40 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,795
Posted By LemonThrower

Need help selecting a digital SLR/video camera

looking to upgrade my camera. I have an old Canon rebel and a separate HD video camera. looking to get an HD Video camera integrated into a digital SLR.

my local Costco has 6 good options.
...
Jul 21, 15, 2:40 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,767
Posted By LemonThrower

fwiw, several luke warm to bad reviews on...

fwiw, several luke warm to bad reviews on tripadvisor, although most are from back when this property was a Holiday Inn Express.
Jul 17, 15, 10:02 am
Replies: 229
Views: 46,230
Posted By LemonThrower

was just pointing out that when you are done with...

was just pointing out that when you are done with Stone Mountain Park, there are more/nice restaurants and bars in midtown and downtown than over in Stone Mountain.
Jul 17, 15, 9:39 am
Replies: 229
Views: 46,230
Posted By LemonThrower

Marriott Marquis is well located downtown and is...

Marriott Marquis is well located downtown and is a very large hotel. Its geared to the convention crowd, which is mostly during the week. if there is no convention, or if its the weekend, then the...
Jul 17, 15, 9:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By LemonThrower

Need help with rental in Europe - Vienna to Budapest

I need help with a rental in Europe. We want to pick up in Vienna and drop off in Budapest 4 1/2 days later. We'll drive to Salzburg, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Best I am finding is $600 via...
Jul 16, 15, 10:37 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,767
Posted By LemonThrower

as best i can tell, there is no lounge and a...

as best i can tell, there is no lounge and a limited breakfast. a little ways out and not convenient to public transportation. its a great price at 10,000 points but i think i am going to stay at...
Jul 15, 15, 2:36 pm
Replies: 554
Views: 107,473
Posted By LemonThrower

what are the chance of lounge access as a lowly...

what are the chance of lounge access as a lowly silver at IRS?

was able to get a 98 Euro paid rate so i'm not complaining, and considering the cost of alternative hotels i'm downright pleased.
Jul 15, 15, 1:05 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,767
Posted By LemonThrower

i'm looking at late august, 2015 and see the...

i'm looking at late august, 2015 and see the Hilton Vienna (Stadtpark) @ 40K, Vienna Plaza @50K/nt, and HGI South @10K per night.

Hard to pass up a deal like that, even if it is a bit further out....
Forum: Midwest
Apr 29, 15, 9:57 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,611
Posted By LemonThrower

in Atlanta, we find ourselves drawn to the...

in Atlanta, we find ourselves drawn to the suburbs and exurbs.

we do shop at whole foods, but we also buy from mom and pop organic farmers, and it looks like SF has a coop that is similar.
...
Forum: Midwest
Apr 28, 15, 5:10 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,611
Posted By LemonThrower

Opportunity to reolcate to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

i have an opportunity to relocate to Sioux Falls. Am I crazy?

coming form a temperate climate.

professionally its the right thing to do.

I worry about the climate and the isolation. Of...
Forum: Europe
Feb 17, 15, 6:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By LemonThrower

absolutely we plan to visit budapest. our home...

absolutely we plan to visit budapest. our home flight departs BUD so that is the plan. please elaborate on the castle, and any other sights around budapest that others without a car may skip. ...
Forum: Europe
Feb 14, 15, 7:39 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By LemonThrower

Thanks, great replies. i should have added...

Thanks, great replies.

i should have added that we are traveling with our 12 year old son, and my wife and i separately have seen some of these cities. So its less important to us to see...
Forum: Europe
Feb 13, 15, 4:07 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By LemonThrower

Comments on Central/Eastern European itinerary

was able to book award tickets flying into Prague and out of Budapest for the 2nd half of August.

Thinking of spending 2-3 nights in Prague, maybe a day trip to Dresden or Cesky Kumlov.

then...
Replies: 34
Views: 3,632
Posted By LemonThrower

thanks for the rec on BW. have heard reports...

thanks for the rec on BW. have heard reports from "fine for one night" to "never again."
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