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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 30, 16, 10:15 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,511
Posted By afterglow

Base in NJ

I have to spend 3-4 days attending to some stuff in NJ, specifically Somerville, Manalapan and Newark. I'm budgeting a day in each but need to be flexible in case things happen quicker/slower than...
Dec 18, 13, 5:20 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 13,569
Posted By afterglow

Im gonna give my vote to Aeropress. No voltage...

Im gonna give my vote to Aeropress. No voltage issues to worry about and makes a damn good cup of coffee. The only real problem is that people I travel with hijack my coffee so I run out sooner than...
Forum: Asia
Sep 23, 12, 6:05 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By afterglow

The latest reports I've read is that...

The latest reports I've read is that Xiamen-Kinmen via ferry is entirely doable via ferry is entirely doable as long as one has a multiple entry PRC visa and a means to enter ROC.

With that out of...
Forum: Asia
Sep 23, 12, 5:07 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By afterglow

Thanks jimbo99. Kinmen is one of the things my...

Thanks jimbo99. Kinmen is one of the things my dad wants to see but with an upcoming trip to Xiamen in November, we're thinking of visiting Kinmen from there instead. Does that make sense?
Forum: Asia
Sep 23, 12, 4:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By afterglow

Six days in Taiwan

We're set to arrive in Taipei at mid-afternoon on a Sunday, set to leave morning the following Sunday so that gives us six+ days in Taiwan. There's gonna be five of us: two adults, two kids (7 and...
Forum: Europe
Aug 25, 11, 7:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By afterglow

Eastern/Central Europe-16 nights

The wife and I are arriving in MUC early morning of 25 Sep and leaving from the same airport noon of 16 Oct. I have to visit family (~3 days) in the countryside of Hungary some time during the trip....
Forum: Hawaii
Apr 21, 11, 4:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By afterglow

Here's a quick update: My UA flight got in a...

Here's a quick update:
My UA flight got in a bit late. Got a Mustang vert for $47/day and drove straight to the USS Arizona memorial. Got tickets just before the movie started and went to the...
Forum: Hawaii
Mar 27, 11, 3:12 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By afterglow

1.5 days in Honolulu: sightseeing strategy

I arrive in HNL at 1:15PM on a Thursday and leave late AM on Saturday. There are three sightseeing things I want to do: explore Waikiki, visit the USS Arizona memorial and drive around Oahu. I have...
Forum: Italy
Nov 26, 10, 7:39 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By afterglow

My wife and I got back around a month ago so I'm...

My wife and I got back around a month ago so I'm sorry to only be updating this thread now.

There is a wealth of information on the various sights around Rome and Florence so for the most part I...
Nov 25, 10, 2:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By afterglow

Great tailors: WW Chan (http://www.wwchan.com/)...

Great tailors:
WW Chan (http://www.wwchan.com/)
Y William Yu (46 Mody Rd)
Gordon Yao (Royal Garden Hotel)

These three are the best. Suits start at around US$1000.
Forum: Hawaii
Nov 8, 10, 11:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By afterglow

Sounds like a plan. This may not be the proper...

Sounds like a plan. This may not be the proper venue for this question, but do you know of any discount codes for a one-day convertible rental??
Forum: Hawaii
Nov 6, 10, 3:17 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By afterglow

1.5 days in Honolulu

I have a free stopover reward in Honolulu. I'll get there around 1:30pm on a Thursday. Leaving 11am on Saturday. The last time I was there was in the late 70s so consider me a first-timer. Will...
Forum: Star Alliance
Oct 26, 10, 3:21 am
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By afterglow

MNL-SFO

I'm looking to get a total of four tickets (2 reward, 2 to be purchased) for MNL-SFO for some time in April next year. There seems to be a dearth of options for *A for this routing. CO has two...
Forum: Asia
Oct 25, 10, 9:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By afterglow

Most of the big hotels will have some sort of...

Most of the big hotels will have some sort of Thanksgiving menu. Where did he go to college?? If his has a local alumni club, then they usually have some sort of dinner for Thanksgiving (mine does).
Forum: Italy
Oct 7, 10, 1:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By afterglow

A quick update: We took the Vatican tour on...

A quick update:
We took the Vatican tour on Monday and when it finished we promptly went to the Scavi office to try our luck. The Swiss Guards wouldn't let us through at first but we eventually made...
Forum: Asia
Sep 22, 10, 10:07 am
Replies: 86
Views: 24,809
Posted By afterglow

That would be Je Suis Gourmand. Great value.

That would be Je Suis Gourmand. Great value.
Forum: Italy
Sep 22, 10, 2:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By afterglow

The Scavi office has been very prompt in...

The Scavi office has been very prompt in responding to my tour date requests (just not the answer that I want to hear). I first sent in a request for a few dates that would have been ideal but they...
Forum: Italy
Sep 21, 10, 7:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By afterglow

Scavi tour status?

I've been trying to book the Scavi tour for Oct. 4-9 but haven't had any luck. Does it really fill up this early (2 weeks before) or is the Scavi tour not available for some reason?? What are my...
Forum: Italy
Sep 17, 10, 9:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By afterglow

Rome & Florence: guided tours?

My wife and I will be first timers in Rome & Florence this October. Which sights are we best advised to join a guided tour for maximum enjoyment? We hate going to a place and looking at stuff...
Forum: Asia
Sep 11, 10, 8:54 am
Replies: 39
Views: 14,531
Posted By afterglow

The problem with Manila is that it got bombed out...

The problem with Manila is that it got bombed out in WW2 and hasn't really recovered its pre-war charm.

The top experience of my out-of-town guests has always been the Intramuros walking tour...
Forum: Asia
Aug 24, 10, 5:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By afterglow

It's the same as the ones in the US, but with a...

It's the same as the ones in the US, but with a poorer selection. Don't bother.

If you must have Tex-Mex, head to Ristras in San Juan or Zapata's in Angeles.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 11, 10, 9:03 am
Replies: 63
Views: 6,872
Posted By afterglow

Mammoser's in Hamburg, NY....

Mammoser's in Hamburg, NY....
Aug 6, 10, 5:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By afterglow

There's a fair bit of luck involved in getting it...

There's a fair bit of luck involved in getting it at the lowest possible price. I got in at $608.30 tax inclusive HKG-FCO. They have similar prices to other European destinations. The prices...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 6, 10, 5:16 am
Replies: 79
Views: 14,997
Posted By afterglow

Gotcha. A Filipino meal is truly a...

Gotcha.

A Filipino meal is truly a multi-course affair best enjoyed with family and friends. I'll try to give a few suggestions for each course:

Hors d'oeuvres
Chicharon - deep fried pork...
Forum: Asia
Aug 6, 10, 12:31 am
Replies: 86
Views: 24,809
Posted By afterglow

In order to enjoy Philippine food, you've got to...

In order to enjoy Philippine food, you've got to understand what it is and what it isn't. Philippine food isn't very "refined" since it uses simple ingredients prepared very simply. It uses big,...
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