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Aug 21, 19, 12:02 am
Replies: 262
Views: 162,543
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

My friend’s experience as an agriculture violator...

My friend’s experience as an agriculture violator in the USA was that he had secondary screenings upon reentry to the the USA for the next five years. But as there were no subsequent violations he is...
Aug 4, 19, 2:46 am
Replies: 411
Views: 153,096
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

If you get a handwritten SSSS from a vindictive...

If you get a handwritten SSSS from a vindictive airline employee, why not just reprint your boarding pass?
Forum: Peru
May 24, 19, 5:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

I flew LIM-AQP-LIM last month on Viva Air Peru....

I flew LIM-AQP-LIM last month on Viva Air Peru. They are very picky about luggage weight, and would have charged me for being one kilo over, but I popped my bag open and threw a couple things into my...
Dec 6, 18, 7:53 am
Replies: 571
Views: 311,629
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

SG is Singapore. Singapore credit card bonus...

SG is Singapore. Singapore credit card bonus rules are more complicated than American ones with bigger bonuses but monthly/quarterly/annual bonus caps and minimum monthly spends to trigger the...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Dec 5, 18, 11:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 5,620
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

It is for new subscriptions only.

It is for new subscriptions only.
Nov 20, 18, 11:20 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,086
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Daniel Onn, the stringed instrument family has...

Daniel Onn, the stringed instrument family has hand made instruments. There is a bit of variability between different instruments, so to get the best results one needs to spend a little time on them....
Forum: Korea
Oct 23, 18, 7:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Jeju is not tropical like Hawaii: you wonít be...

Jeju is not tropical like Hawaii: you wonít be swimming when you are at the beach.

Why donít you rent a car? The cost will not be great, because you are off season. And the traffic you find in the...
Oct 17, 18, 1:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,290
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

I know this is a TK thread. But the easiest way...

I know this is a TK thread. But the easiest way to fly from Cyprus to IST is on AtlasGlobal, which flies A320s 3x daily. TK and Pegasus service on this route is much more irregular.
Forum: Peru
Oct 16, 18, 1:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 13,016
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

I think people are possibly not realizing what...

I think people are possibly not realizing what having a local SIM card means. To me, it means one has made a little bit of an investment in the visit to Peru. And I think Peruvians think that as...
Jun 15, 18, 12:19 am
Replies: 250
Views: 46,755
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Four Points

I have stayed here when I have had stopovers at MEX. It is closer to MEX and is on a trendy newer street with plenty of decent restaurants. The rooms themselves are nothing special but I like the...
Jan 26, 18, 5:46 am
Replies: 291
Views: 60,409
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

SPG platinum upgrades

I have been upgraded to the "massive suite" for 3 out of 4 paid visits over the last two years as an SPG platinum. The lone miss was on a Fri & Sat night stay. It is not difficult to get room comps...
Dec 13, 17, 6:46 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 40,644
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

You can save $32.20

If you show a passport that is not from Philippines at ticket issuance, you can get the Philippines travel tax taken off, saving you $32.20.
Forum: Peru
Sep 28, 17, 12:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

My landlady in Peru always charges me in USD, and...

My landlady in Peru always charges me in USD, and she was a Peruvian Central Banker before she retired. So, somebody in a position to know, would rather not keep her money in Peruvian Soles.

i...
Forum: Peru
Aug 22, 17, 11:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Your best casa de cambio is a casino

All casinos in Lima post one rate, usually within .01 of the rate posted at xe, for transactions in either direction, dollars to soles, or soles to dollars.

If you buy chips at a table, or put...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jul 4, 17, 2:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 9,914
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

I disagree about the neck bag. I think a thief...

I disagree about the neck bag. I think a thief with a knife could get it. I prefer a belt bag, where my valuables are just outside my underwear underneath my pants.

Romelle talks about accessing...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 29, 17, 7:21 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,567
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

No need to travel less, just work travel into...

No need to travel less, just work travel into your lifestyle, like I have.

Being located near CAI, very familiar with international travel, and fluent in English suggests to me you should work...
Forum: Peru
Jun 28, 17, 1:41 am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,116
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Just like RustyC, on my ride in May, only three...

Just like RustyC, on my ride in May, only three pax on the bus. Are they going to make it?

One thing I found irritating is that they checked my passport. As a non-Peruvian, I was forced to pay a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 27, 17, 12:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

The Singapore $10000 note is a very large note. I...

The Singapore $10000 note is a very large note. I folded it in half in both directions to put it in my wallet. I would guess that it is the largest note actually in circulation. I have handled quite...
Forum: South America
Jun 21, 17, 11:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Taxi Green is currently S./60 LIM to Miraflores.

Taxi Green is currently S./60 LIM to Miraflores.
Forum: Las Vegas
Nov 21, 16, 9:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,377
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Soft opening Sat Nov 19

This property is now open. I was there just as it opened. There was a pretty big crowd as it was the first day of business. Because it is aimed at Asian customers, there is more casino floor area for...
Forum: South America
Sep 17, 16, 11:42 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,830
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Courtyard Paramaribo

This property is the best value Category 1 redemption in the entire Marriott portfolio. The only disadvantage is that there is nothing in the immediate neighborhood. The Chinese restaurant 1km away,...
Forum: Europe
Sep 17, 16, 11:24 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 6,477
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Taoyuan, you will stick out a bit less if you...

Taoyuan, you will stick out a bit less if you dress European rather than American while in Istanbul.
Sep 17, 16, 10:51 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,825
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Best low point redemptions

The best low point redemptions I have done are the Country Inn, Panjim, Goa, India (9000 points/ night) and the Park Inn, Davao, Philippines (15000 points/night) . Both of these properties are new...
Forum: Las Vegas
Jan 6, 15, 8:58 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 12,066
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

Do others park at the Strip casinos? The longest...

Do others park at the Strip casinos? The longest I have left a car is three weeks, and that was at Silver Sevens, then called Terribles. I think you are OK if you make sure your car has been recently...
Forum: Peru
Dec 22, 14, 3:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By atLAS, aLAS

The area right around the Sheraton is mostly...

The area right around the Sheraton is mostly computer shops, but if you venture just a little bit further, there are a lot of grand old buildings from the colonial era. The street behind the hotel...
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