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Jul 17, 13, 2:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,334
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Steam Fast

I use the Steam Fast: http://www.amazon.com/SteamFast-SF-435W-Compact-Fabric-Steamer/dp/B00070OWMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374048052&sr=8-1&keywords=travel+steamer

A bit less than half the cost...
Jul 14, 13, 7:43 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 39,475
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Great advice! I would add that being conscious...

Great advice! I would add that being conscious of "angle vs round" is good to play with, depending on the situation.
Jul 10, 13, 11:47 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 14,948
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Pockets are best reason for a Barbour

I have the Mark Phillips model Barbour from about 20 years ago...it is long enough to wear over a suit jacket, and the inside game pockets are incredibly strong. Often I will put 20 pounds of books...
Oct 1, 12, 11:05 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Not true: I have been in some rooms (not...

Not true: I have been in some rooms (not Marriott) that have caused nightmares.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/hotel-transylvania-post-2.jpg
Forum: Russia
Feb 8, 12, 1:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,775
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Exclamation i Our experience (we run a travel agency...

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Our experience (we run a travel agency specializing in Russia and the former Soviet Union) is different. In years past the New York consulate insisted on two consecutive pages, but lessened the...
Jan 24, 12, 8:59 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 86,616
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow +1. Nice of you to post your experience as well....

+1. Nice of you to post your experience as well. Did you ask if the factory has any tours???
Forum: Russia
Jan 24, 12, 7:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,038
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Another board...

I haven't looked at it in years, but the Thorn Tree section of Lonely Planet's web site had lots of reckless adventurism going on, and it might be a good source for such information.^
Jan 16, 12, 7:54 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 15,602
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Bishkek info

If there is any commonality of dates of people going, perhaps I could organize something in Bishkek with the American Embassy or some business group.

I founded and head the Kyrgyz-North America...
Forum: Russia
Jan 16, 12, 7:45 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow I founded and head the Kyrgyz-North America Trade...

I founded and head the Kyrgyz-North America Trade Council, promoting trade and investment between Kyrgyzstan and US/Canada, and have lots of contacts there (we hosted President Otunbayeva and Prime...
Jan 9, 12, 1:54 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,547
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow "Cheap" Rimowa Carry-Ons

Greetings,

I saw this on koffer24's website:

http://www.koffer24.de/shop/de/en/product/cabin-trolley-iata-by-rimowa-opal?filter=detail

It looks to be the regular Topas carry-on, but with...
Forum: Russia
Jan 8, 12, 8:45 am
Replies: 36
Views: 19,734
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Since 2008 the regulations (and enforcement) have...

Since 2008 the regulations (and enforcement) have tightened up considerably. You really do need to speak with a lawyer who specializes in such issues (I would not rely on advice from a visa agency...
Jan 4, 12, 5:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

:td:Rubbish changes. Most of my points are...

:td:Rubbish changes. Most of my points are obtained by buying them during promotions-keeps a NER cost down to about $65 (normally pricing is from about $75-140), so I have to recalculate everything...
Jan 4, 12, 4:57 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,725
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Question Company rule on Travel Dress?

^

Interesting Is that common?

I never travel without a suit either around my body or in my check in, but not everyone is as organized as I am.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 4, 12, 4:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Exclamation Downsides to currency speculation

This issue constantly comes up for both our travel and consulting practices. For most travelers, we recommend just buying the currency overseas from an ATM when you need it.

The potential...
Jan 3, 12, 4:56 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 102,784
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Lightbulb So the IMF played both sides off each other...:D

So the IMF played both sides off each other...:D
Jan 1, 12, 1:35 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,051
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Aeroflot had it 10 years ago

Aeroflot had a JFK-LED flight for some time (ended about 9-10 years ago). I flew it in 1999 LED-JFK. For tourists it would be a great flight (either going non-stop JFK-SVO to and LED-JFK from, or...
Jan 1, 12, 11:59 am
Replies: 33
Views: 102,784
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Mission: Rimowa

Saw the Mission Impossible film last night (my first IMAX 'experience'). I think that the black carbon fiber briefcase in the Burj Khalifa was also a Rimowa. We're in good company!
Forum: Russia
Dec 30, 11, 4:49 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 10,626
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Unless she has specialized training in specific...

Unless she has specialized training in specific fields (mostly scientific) it is not an issue. I would, though, look for an online forum which could advise her on what the US Embassy is looking for...
Forum: Russia
Dec 30, 11, 12:32 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 19,734
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow Many, and I wouldn't discuss on a public forum...

Many, and I wouldn't discuss on a public forum for reasons which I wrote (and client confidentiality). Sorry to be coy, but there is a reason that quiet diplomacy works (and there is one incident...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Dec 30, 11, 11:16 am
Replies: 141
Views: 17,980
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow SkyTeam/Aeroflot

For flying on Aeroflot:

Delta does not have one-way awards (except that you could book a round-trip and not use the return...):mad: Also, Delta can normally only book the lowest-tier award travel...
Forum: Russia
Dec 30, 11, 7:43 am
Replies: 36
Views: 19,734
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Arrow I disagree. Recently I thanked one senior State...

I disagree. Recently I thanked one senior State Department official for her assistance when a friend (now deceased) was detained because of a technical violation of law in Asia. The assistance is...
Forum: Russia
Dec 29, 11, 8:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 10,887
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Exclamation Corrections/Amplifications

There are some good points on this thread, but as someone who has been working on travel to Russia and the former Soviet Union for over seven years, I would like to correct or amplify some of the...
Forum: Russia
Dec 29, 11, 8:28 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,805
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

The customs union is at such a beginning stage...

The customs union is at such a beginning stage that, for travelers, there are no practical consequences; we are advising clients to plan for a Russia-Kazakhstan trip as they would today.
Forum: Russia
Dec 29, 11, 8:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,805
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Exclamation dsauch raised the biggest issue regarding YOUR...

dsauch raised the biggest issue regarding YOUR citizenship which you really do need to address. I would only caution that just because you enter with a US passport you are, if you are considered to...
Forum: Russia
Dec 29, 11, 6:34 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 19,734
Posted By MaecDavidMiller

Exclamation Caution-you can really screw this up

Although it has been a month and a half since the question came up, I want to add some points here. Your issues are not particularly complicated but because of the timing there is room for a great...
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