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Yesterday, 2:36 pm
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Posted By AlanInDC

Am now finishing a 5 day rental and went from my...

Am now finishing a 5 day rental and went from my normal Hertz to Avis because the rates were quite high--all-in, over $100/day for an economy/compact at DCA airport. Avis was pretty high too, but not...
Jul 2, 20, 6:53 am
Replies: 210
Views: 35,747
Posted By AlanInDC

I just called and said I'm interested in a lower...

I just called and said I'm interested in a lower fee card since most of the lounges have been closed since March and many don't look to re-open very soon. Surprisingly, the agent answered the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 29, 20, 10:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By AlanInDC

In a similar situation, I stayed at a corporate...

In a similar situation, I stayed at a corporate apartment -- 1 bedroom, furnished, with gym and free donuts. I bought my condo and had to agree to a 3 month rent back. I didn't think about an...
Jun 16, 20, 6:16 am
Replies: 567
Views: 66,837
Posted By AlanInDC

I'm happy to see this policy. Masks are not...

I'm happy to see this policy. Masks are not perfect, nor how people wear them. The United policy won't be enforced 100% but it is going in the right direction. There are no absolutes. This is about...
Jun 10, 20, 5:21 am
Replies: 58
Views: 10,918
Posted By AlanInDC

I'll be taking my first trip in mid-July, since...

I'll be taking my first trip in mid-July, since late-ish March. I've pretty much decided to drive the 9 hours rather than fly, though I dislike driving. Since there is no vaccine or treatment, all we...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 29, 20, 4:51 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,537
Posted By AlanInDC

Yes, not a consideration for me. I don't like...

Yes, not a consideration for me. I don't like plastic-wrapped plastic eating utensils because it evokes a fast-food restaurant experience, not environmental concerns. I guess this will change in many...
Apr 20, 20, 2:52 am
Replies: 210
Views: 13,557
Posted By AlanInDC

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Forum: USA
Mar 13, 20, 10:25 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,067
Posted By AlanInDC

Some private and smaller museums will be open....

Some private and smaller museums will be open. Ones that I know about:
Phillips Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, OAS Art Museum. Kreeger Museum closed. There are others.
Jan 21, 20, 10:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,066
Posted By AlanInDC

I work for a nonprofit. If the payroll check...

I work for a nonprofit. If the payroll check clears, I'm happy.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 12, 20, 7:53 am
Replies: 128
Views: 24,168
Posted By AlanInDC

Yes, I'm about 5 hours max too, so IAD-SFO....

Yes, I'm about 5 hours max too, so IAD-SFO. Though I have spent $ or miles sometimes to upgrade transcons. 3 hours or less I would not consider spending anything to upgrade. Transatlantic or...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 11, 20, 4:26 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 17,502
Posted By AlanInDC

I have a definite dislike of bus gates. I'd...

I have a definite dislike of bus gates. I'd rather wait on the plane. It is one of the negatives when flying to Europe. Especially thinking of Frankfurt, where you may well get a bus gate on a...
Forum: Asia
Dec 31, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By AlanInDC

I'm in Siem Reap now after 5 nights in Phnom...

I'm in Siem Reap now after 5 nights in Phnom Penh. A few thoughts on the above:

My meals in foreigner restaurants have run more like $15 not $5 and still not the fanciest places. While I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 14, 19, 5:53 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,302
Posted By AlanInDC

Yes exactly. Now I have more wisdom and money.

Yes exactly. Now I have more wisdom and money.
Forum: Germany
Dec 7, 19, 4:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By AlanInDC

Berlin is great. It is easy to spend a week...

Berlin is great. It is easy to spend a week there. Then train south - lots of possibilities: Potsdam, Dresden, Leipzig, Nuremberg, then Munich. Within an hour of Munich are Augsburg and the starnberg...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 23, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 55
Views: 23,344
Posted By AlanInDC

I too, like pretty much everyone, prefer carry-on...

I too, like pretty much everyone, prefer carry-on for the reasons articulated here and elsewhere. But if I have too much stuff for carry-on only, I'm ok with checking. Sometimes I can make good use...
Forum: Europe
Oct 27, 19, 11:19 am
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By AlanInDC

Warsaw attractions are really spread out. I'd...

Warsaw attractions are really spread out. I'd start with what I want to see. I'm sure some like it but I found the Warsaw Old Town to be too Disney-like for my taste. I used the subway system a good...
Sep 15, 19, 8:36 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,045
Posted By AlanInDC

Yes, perhaps not worth going into the city. As...

Yes, perhaps not worth going into the city. As for visiting, there's a number of places: High Museum of Art is a very good art museum. There is an excellent civil rights museum next to a football or...
Sep 6, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 50,058
Posted By AlanInDC

I would complain -- and I rarely complain (maybe...

I would complain -- and I rarely complain (maybe an average of 1 complaint per 4 years, except non-functioning wifi). A request from a United employee has a dimension of coercion to it. It was a...
Forum: Asia
Aug 31, 19, 12:56 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By AlanInDC

I spent a week in Hanoi and don't recall any...

I spent a week in Hanoi and don't recall any mosquito problems. This was during Christmas time so time of year is likely a critical factor to keep in mind.
Aug 29, 19, 4:48 am
Replies: 509
Views: 34,915
Posted By AlanInDC

No need to waste. I have a small zip-loc in my...

No need to waste. I have a small zip-loc in my toiletry kit. The leftover soap goes in there, either to use at the next hotel stop or at home. If at a hotel, then I just take home the intact soap in...
Aug 28, 19, 8:31 pm
Replies: 509
Views: 34,915
Posted By AlanInDC

I understand the rationale but I'll miss them....

I understand the rationale but I'll miss them. And I always take my leftover little bottles and use them later.
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By AlanInDC

I was on MUC-LJU before. It was oversold. Somehow...

I was on MUC-LJU before. It was oversold. Somehow my *Gold number wasn't in the record. I was sent to Treiste and then there was a shuttle bus to Ljubljana--along with about 7 others. However the ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 24, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,779
Posted By AlanInDC

Lithuania, returned a couple of weeks ago

Lithuania, returned a couple of weeks ago
Forum: Europe
Aug 11, 19, 4:39 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By AlanInDC

From a tourist point of view, I found Gdansk to...

From a tourist point of view, I found Gdansk to be more similar to Krakow -- basically everything you'd do is in the central old town area and is within walking distance. Warsaw has an old town but...
Forum: Mexico
Aug 11, 19, 1:36 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,142
Posted By AlanInDC

One last thing: I had the good fortune to...

One last thing: I had the good fortune to see/hear the Oaxaca Symphony Orchestra during my visit. They performed at a historic theater in the center of the city. So also got to see the inside of this...
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