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Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 25, 12, 9:46 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 6,137
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

DCA Terminal A hasn't changed in much longer. ...

DCA Terminal A hasn't changed in much longer.

The one airport I've most noticed is KTM because it's a loooooonnnnngggg way down the airstairs from a 777
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 25, 12, 9:37 pm
Replies: 6,047
Views: 526,539
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Generally higher in ABV, yes. Seen one or two...

Generally higher in ABV, yes. Seen one or two under 8% but most are in the 8% range - the most hyped and one of the best Russian River Pliny the Elder is dead on at 8%. Triple IPAs head even higher...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 25, 12, 9:21 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 15,078
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

I live close to the OP and I don't particlularly...

I live close to the OP and I don't particlularly see it at all. If anything my-extra US asia experience has Ramen/instant noodles more popular. No use airline would ever serve them; they are a...
Forum: Asia
Jan 28, 12, 7:32 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

< shrug > so are plenty of other places in...

< shrug > so are plenty of other places in Laos
Forum: Asia
Jan 26, 12, 6:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

There's decent places there but overall I'd say...

There's decent places there but overall I'd say avoid Vang Vieng. The parties and the tubing are nothing special unless you are really into pom gap year sausage fests and stoned losers eating bad...
Jan 24, 12, 10:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 7,757
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

For relatively long exposures at night (i.e....

For relatively long exposures at night (i.e. auroras) a decent tripod and a camera capable of long exposures (i.e a "bulb" mode) with a remote release are pretty much mandatory. The GF1 has a remote...
Forum: India
Jan 24, 12, 9:59 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,588
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

I wouldn't go to India for nightlife of the...

I wouldn't go to India for nightlife of the bar/disco variety. Never had a good experience with that.

Less than ideal beach weather in July with the monsoon weather making swimming poor to...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 24, 12, 10:35 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,103
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

:confused: In this post the strength of the...

:confused: In this post the strength of the currency is very much the point. If you received poor value at places you stopped shop better. Oh, and don't go to Perth for gods sake.
Forum: India
Jan 9, 12, 8:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 37,493
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Watch the money changers at the airport. I've...

Watch the money changers at the airport. I've experienced "creative counting" at least once (DEL)
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 25, 11, 2:53 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 6,103
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

:confused: It's a wealthy country that doesn't...

:confused: It's a wealthy country that doesn't screw over the working class like the US does so the relatively "poor" actually have money to spend. Try your thumb or be prepared to spend "more money"...
Forum: West
Dec 21, 11, 10:21 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Tioga Pass will almost definitely not be open for...

Tioga Pass will almost definitely not be open for Easter 2012. It's extremely rarely open in April, it generally opens by Memorial Day but has been as late as 4th of July.

This means your routes...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 20, 11, 11:55 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 11,694
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Name Tag Lagers better than the Simple Times...

Name Tag Lagers better than the Simple Times Lager. Can't remember how that compares to the Simple Times Pilsener but none are remarkable.

The Boatswain Double IPA is swill, not worth the $2. Few...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 20, 11, 12:41 am
Replies: 72
Views: 8,379
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

err, yes, they can. PDX food trucks a decade...

err, yes, they can.

PDX food trucks a decade ago were mostly midday and closed for dinner; now they serve all day long and do good business for dinner or later. Pricing is similar to non chain...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 17, 11, 1:29 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,373
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

I once found good Malbec's for $4 in the US too. ...

I once found good Malbec's for $4 in the US too.

Sadly, those years are long gone.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 16, 11, 12:40 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,373
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

As implied above everyone outside of California...

As implied above everyone outside of California pays an extra $1 for the Chuck, $3 chuck doesn't rhyme so well though ;) I haven't had a decent "higher-end" box wine since the wine grape glut passed...
Forum: California
Dec 15, 11, 1:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,990
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

From a practical standpoint if you are interested...

From a practical standpoint if you are interested in going to the Channel Islands just take the train to Ventura. It's not terribly scenic, but it's much better than the 'nard. The 2 harbors are ~6...
Forum: Asia
Dec 13, 11, 8:58 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 12,725
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Depending on the teenagers I'd more worry about...

Depending on the teenagers I'd more worry about whatever Aussie hellions their own age they meet than them being bored.
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 13, 11, 5:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

If you want to take part in a "is China cheap"...

If you want to take part in a "is China cheap" pissing match I'd suggest the China forum, there's a long established one there...
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 13, 11, 2:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Depending on where in China, it's not that much...

Depending on where in China, it's not that much cheaper than Japan or W. Europe these days, certainly not as cheap as longtime budget favorites SE Asia and India.

A year isn't that long for what...
Replies: 23
Views: 10,920
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Would it surprise me? No. Would I disagree? Yes.

Would it surprise me? No. Would I disagree? Yes.
Forum: Budget Travel
Dec 13, 11, 2:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

I'm sorry the two I've downloaded (Bali and...

I'm sorry the two I've downloaded (Bali and Vietnam) are utter crap. Stay at Devi's warung before Dreamland gets overdeveloped? Dreamland's been dead for several years - see this story if you haven't...
Forum: Asia
Dec 12, 11, 2:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

:confused: You just go to the kiosk at FRU ask...

:confused: You just go to the kiosk at FRU ask for the form and hand over the money; the VOA window was rarely a mess ime.
Forum: South America
Dec 11, 11, 12:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

For those desires I'd pick Peru over the...

For those desires I'd pick Peru over the countries listed. Southern Chile/Argentina can indeed get dark and cold
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 11, 11, 12:21 am
Replies: 28
Views: 19,055
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

It depends. In the US I can get Veg. Korma...

It depends.

In the US I can get Veg. Korma "spicy" and "super spicy". In India people treated me like an idiot if I asked for Korma spicy because they, generally, didn't believe it to be a spicy...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 10, 11, 9:15 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 19,055
Posted By DownTheRappitHole

Is Chicken Korma "real"? I can't say I ever...

Is Chicken Korma "real"? I can't say I ever encountered a Korma with meat in India but like all travels in India mine are not exhaustive. Korma was vegatables in a gravy that range had...
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