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Mar 24, 20, 11:23 am
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Posted By OB one

Just got mine after about 10 days wait. Called...

Just got mine after about 10 days wait. Called Diamond desk March 13 and they said no problem canceling and it should be quick. Refund hit my credit card yesterday March 23. Reservation was for...
Forum: Asia
Jan 29, 20, 6:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By OB one

The easiest bike ride is probably the Riverside...

The easiest bike ride is probably the Riverside ride which goes from downtown Taipei near Shilin to Tamshui. It is pretty flat and follows two rivers. There is a nice temple on the way for a break...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 28, 19, 7:43 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,076
Posted By OB one

I think the word "exotic", when speaking of...

I think the word "exotic", when speaking of anywhere one has travelled, is going to be dependant on that person's definition. I have been to places that others may term "exotic", but for me I think...
Forum: Asia
Apr 1, 19, 8:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By OB one

A quick search yields a chain called HAPET....

A quick search yields a chain called HAPET. https://www.hapet.com.tw/c/cat/toy-cat It appears that two are right next to each other by Da'an park. Stop by the original Din Tai Fung Xinyi on the way....
Forum: Asia
Apr 1, 19, 7:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By OB one

I have no idea about cat gift stores in Taipei...

I have no idea about cat gift stores in Taipei but a couple years back, I visited Houtong, an hour east of Taipei. Houtong was once a coal mine town but is now home to hundreds of cats who are taken...
Forum: Europe
Mar 22, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By OB one

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/europe/1696795-pra...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/europe/1696795-prague-budapest-vienna-16-days-september.html?highlight=prague
Forum: Asia
Mar 2, 19, 2:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By OB one

I don't have anything better to offer but I would...

I don't have anything better to offer but I would definitely do the first option. Your second option has you going in to Taipei to catch the HSR and then doubling back to the Taoyuan HSR station...
Forum: Europe
Aug 27, 18, 7:59 am
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By OB one

You will land at terminal 2 for Schengen flights....

You will land at terminal 2 for Schengen flights. See link here for a picture of directions...
Forum: Europe
Jun 29, 18, 1:38 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By OB one

Oh I understand where you are coming from....

Oh I understand where you are coming from. Really, one has to fit the pace to who is with you. As I said somewhere, I am in Prague for over a month per year, usually three visits, always for work but...
Forum: Europe
Jun 29, 18, 12:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By OB one

I agree, It is quite moving but I think watching...

I agree, It is quite moving but I think watching Anthropoid beforehand really brings it to life, and death. The church is worthwhile for a 5 minute visit. There was a baptism going on last time I was...
Forum: Europe
Jun 29, 18, 12:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By OB one

Hahahaha, I agree. I think it is doable but only...

Hahahaha, I agree. I think it is doable but only if there are zero stops. A lot of the places I mentioned are just walk bys but I agree that it is more of a multi day itinerary. And of course if you...
Forum: Europe
Jun 29, 18, 11:28 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By OB one

This is an email I send to friends who are...

This is an email I send to friends who are visiting Prague and have little time to spend.

Start early, like 9-10am. Ride the Metro A/C to Museum stop and get out at the top of Wenceslas Square...
Forum: Europe
Jun 5, 18, 10:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By OB one

You can also take the 397 bus if you are on the...

You can also take the 397 bus if you are on the far side of Dam Square coming up Damrak. If you take the bus from Schiphol to Amsterdam Bus Station Elandsgracht, Dam Square is just a little further...
Forum: Europe
Jun 3, 18, 10:46 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,435
Posted By OB one

I know the feeling well. I usually stay in...

I know the feeling well. I usually stay in Dejvicke area and was downtown one day just walking and soon ended up back at U Veverky near Hradcanske for some tanku pilsner at a more reasonable 39 kc. ...
Forum: Europe
May 29, 18, 9:50 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,435
Posted By OB one

I have been going to Prague three times a year...

I have been going to Prague three times a year since 2012 usually for about 10 days at a time. I never had a problem with pickpockets like I have in Paris or Rome but I only carry a limited amount of...
May 1, 18, 4:16 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By OB one

Very easy, call hhonors and tell them you want to...

Very easy, call hhonors and tell them you want to gift a stay and have them email you a copy of the reservation. Normally when I have done this, my diamond benefits are extended to my guests.
Jan 9, 18, 5:02 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By OB one

I am sure there are other ways to get there but...

I am sure there are other ways to get there but click on My Skymiles, then click on Choice Benefits and click on Continue about halfway down the page.

And no rollover for this pm yet either.
Dec 8, 17, 3:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By OB one

Idiocy indeed. I am of Irish heritage thus have...

Idiocy indeed. I am of Irish heritage thus have one of those O'Names and am a Jr as well. Never really know how my name is going to be spelled.
Oct 25, 17, 5:36 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 45,210
Posted By OB one

Also stayed here recently - two nights at the...

Also stayed here recently - two nights at the weekend on certificates. Had a queen Victorian room booked but my sister decided to join my wife and me at the last minute and we called ahead trying to...
Oct 13, 17, 5:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,200
Posted By OB one

Was there last month. had a 10:20 am flight and...

Was there last month. had a 10:20 am flight and left from Hilton Opera at 7:30 am in an Uber. Made it with plenty of time to spare. Leave by 7 am and you should be fine. Had already checked in and...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,516
Posted By OB one

Host agreed to cancel. No issue. Hope the...

Host agreed to cancel. No issue. Hope the hurricane damage is not devastating.
Replies: 9
Views: 4,516
Posted By OB one

Hurricane Maria and Airbnb Puerto Rico Cancellation

My son has an Airbnb reservation for next week in Puerto Rico. The cancellation fee is 50% one week out and he is still outside the window. Given hurricanes Irma and now Maria, he is thinking it is...
Forum: Asia
Sep 14, 17, 1:04 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By OB one

Between Zhongli and Taoyuan night markets, I...

Between Zhongli and Taoyuan night markets, I would choose Zhongli as it is a bit more organized and in my opinion cleaner plus it is easier to get to from the Novotel. You could enter the market on...
Aug 9, 17, 12:01 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By OB one

Since you made the reservation, I assume you...

Since you made the reservation, I assume you booked under your Honors number providing your Amex cc number as guarantee.

If nobody stops at the front desk on check out, your Amex cc should be...
Jul 12, 17, 4:05 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
Posted By OB one

When my university sends us abroad on official...

When my university sends us abroad on official business, we are covered by inext http://www.inext.com/ I have not had to use it so have no idea of how comprehensive it is. We get it through our...
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