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Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 15, 19, 6:30 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

I don’t know when the last time it was that you...

I don’t know when the last time it was that you caught a train in Italy or if you have anything to compare it to where you live, but in essence, if you haven’t experienced train travel in Italy on a...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 3, 19, 4:19 am
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

While were still talking about DIA, let me tell...

While were still talking about DIA, let me tell you about another idiotic thing.

Some bright spark decided that the airport needed to make a statement and that the road leading to the terminal was...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 31, 19, 4:15 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

See this is why I don’t travel with family. ...

See this is why I don’t travel with family.

Not 5 minutes after I dropped Number One Son and his faithful sidekick off at DIA, my phone rang. I wasn’t even 500 yards from the terminal.

“Dad,...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 29, 19, 6:40 am
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of...

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of holidays if I’m honest. They’re hard to arrange, too many people to please, you have no idea of what’s ahead of you and the uncertainty of what lies...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 28, 19, 4:49 am
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

You assume way too much but I appreciate the nice...

You assume way too much but I appreciate the nice remark...



Then you have the same genes as my daughter. You can borrow her for the weekend - lets see how long you last.



Thank you...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 28, 19, 4:32 am
Replies: 103
Views: 32,284
Posted By eightblack

SFO777 you really should teach a class on how to...

SFO777 you really should teach a class on how to write TR's.

As an Aussie, I am ashamed at the state of the SYD lounge - I have spent hundreds of hours at both the MEL and SYD lounges and have...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 27, 19, 1:01 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

Sorry about the slightly extended intermission....

Sorry about the slightly extended intermission. Minor medical emergency. Well at least thatís what I call it.

My unsympathetic wife called it having a tooth pulled.
Wait until you hear this.
...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 15, 19, 6:39 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

There’s a few things that strikes fear into...

There’s a few things that strikes fear into parents of teenagers. One is teaching the small humans we made how to drive.

Not far from where I live, there are a lot of those typical American office...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 12, 19, 3:07 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 41,684
Posted By eightblack

Porco Miseria...

Do you often contemplate life, while sitting on the toilet, asking yourself “Oh My God, how did this happen?”

Or if you are Italian, you might say something like “Porco Miseria!”

Ok, before you...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 25, 19, 11:05 am
Replies: 116
Views: 52,339
Posted By eightblack

I am simply amazed with this report and if there...

I am simply amazed with this report and if there are budding young trip reporters out there wanting to know what perfection looks like, then this is truly it. I lived in Singapore for 7+ years, spent...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 23, 19, 10:16 am
Replies: 123
Views: 41,540
Posted By eightblack

Holy Cow Daniel-san, what a simply stupendous...

Holy Cow Daniel-san, what a simply stupendous report. Amazing in fact. I read the whole thing. Having my consultant hat on for a moment, I'd hate to think of the non-billable hours the whole thing...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 22, 19, 9:26 pm
Replies: 358
Views: 46,204
Posted By eightblack

We are about to set off on a family holiday to...

We are about to set off on a family holiday to Florence shortly so I am very interested to read about your exploits and dining experience there. I intend to eat my body weight in cheese and pasta and...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 22, 19, 9:19 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 25,950
Posted By eightblack

Bravo stu1985. Excellent read. You know I have...

Bravo stu1985. Excellent read. You know I have some friends in Oz who to this day, still think that their holiday to South Africa was the best holiday they have ever experienced. And these are people...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 3, 18, 3:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 7,134
Posted By eightblack

Well done on popping your "First" cherry. See, it...

Well done on popping your "First" cherry. See, it didn't hurt a bit. And you should be hooked. LH F is my favorite. You wont be as impressed with CX. But SQ will do an honorable job. A very good...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 1, 18, 4:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 8,618
Posted By eightblack

My Last Trip Report. Ever

Did you know that the US Government has a thing called The Office Of Planetary Protection. Itís true. It really is. Iím not making it up. Use the Google. See for yourself.
See, I told you.
...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 14, 17, 8:44 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,122
Posted By eightblack

What a cracker of a report! Very jealous....

What a cracker of a report! Very jealous. Excellent job too with the imagery.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 13, 17, 5:35 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 48,627
Posted By eightblack

Do you sometimes tell people about us? Not me and...

Do you sometimes tell people about us? Not me and you. But you and us. As in FT us. Ay Carumba, that’s a messy sentence. But I know you understand.

Even though I fell off the grid for a little...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 13, 17, 3:42 am
Replies: 36
Views: 7,184
Posted By eightblack

Excellent trip report - you're telling a great...

Excellent trip report - you're telling a great story. Great photos. I've always wanted to visit Israel. Congratulations on your sons Bar Mitzvah...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 12, 17, 12:09 am
Replies: 127
Views: 48,627
Posted By eightblack

Finally. Iím stateside. Talk about a cluster. It...

Finally. Iím stateside. Talk about a cluster. It just shows you what happens when you fall off the travel conveyer belt after a while. You lose your edge. What a mother of all effort. All I know is...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 9, 17, 8:01 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 48,627
Posted By eightblack

And just in case the naysayers out there thought...

And just in case the naysayers out there thought present day, modern teenagers really don't talk like the way I have been describing, have a look at the screen shot below of my iChat thing/window on...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 9, 17, 4:07 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 48,627
Posted By eightblack

I never ever get sick of this place and in a...

I never ever get sick of this place and in a weird way, I’m glad I got stuck here. Even if it was my own fault. Mind you my wife thinks I did this on purpose. Which I swear I didn’t.

The thing I...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 8, 17, 6:13 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 10,966
Posted By eightblack

I really liked this report and would agree with...

I really liked this report and would agree with you re CX J - the product is getting tired and is falling behind. Obviously you put a lot of effort into this. Well done. Bravo in fact...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 7, 17, 5:23 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 48,627
Posted By eightblack

My buddy who helped me arrange my flights for...

My buddy who helped me arrange my flights for this trip wrote me yesterday. He said sorry for the crappy day. Then he said “Oh I thought you were just being creative with your writing…”

Folks this...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 6, 17, 9:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,024
Posted By eightblack

A nice little report. Ah yes, I remember those...

A nice little report. Ah yes, I remember those seats. Spent a lot of time in the air on one of those. Ok to Singapore. Not ok to the US. Well done dzinh. Good effort.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 6, 17, 6:01 am
Replies: 131
Views: 49,875
Posted By eightblack

I don't even know where to begin Seat2A. I'm...

I don't even know where to begin Seat2A. I'm literally stuck in HKG at present and came across this Epic. I sat glued to my Mac for 3 hrs. Read the whole thing. Am in total awe. I just cannot fathom...
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