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Oct 6, 16, 11:41 pm
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Posted By iff

My French bank provided me with a small device...

My French bank provided me with a small device (insert card to generate code offline, then enter code into verification portal) for this type of situation. Ask your bank if they have something...
Jan 29, 16, 9:53 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By iff

You don't mention which Saturday in March, but...

You don't mention which Saturday in March, but keep in mind that the clock will move ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, as European Summer Time begins. If you're traveling earlier in...
Aug 16, 15, 11:45 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
Posted By iff

I just realized my iDTGV travels were during...

I just realized my iDTGV travels were during winter non-holiday times, which may explain why my trips were more peaceful than yours during the peak summer vacation period.

Still, for young people...
Aug 14, 15, 10:04 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
Posted By iff

Were you in Zap or Zen? I've ridden...

Were you in Zap or Zen? I've ridden Paris-Bordeaux in iDTGV Zen and it didn't seem much different than a regular TGV. I can't comment on the bar, though, since I never use it in the train.
Feb 13, 15, 10:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By iff

It is, and the last of the 10,000 available...

It is, and the last of the 10,000 available passes was sold on January 29.
Dec 31, 14, 6:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By iff

Not necessarily; it depends on one's interests...

Not necessarily; it depends on one's interests and priorities. For someone who doesn't even have a full day in Paris (perhaps only a half day, if the times listed are the actual arrival and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 26, 14, 6:49 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 8,858
Posted By iff

A few decades ago I encountered a few situations...

A few decades ago I encountered a few situations where it was helpful to adopt a pseudo-British accent when speaking with foreigners who had learned English from British-educated teachers and had...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 20, 14, 12:30 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,289
Posted By iff

I once encountered it some 30 years ago in a...

I once encountered it some 30 years ago in a Sunday brunch buffet at a "nice" restaurant in small-town Minnesota but would never consider it representative of a Minnesota Thanksgiving dinner dish. ...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 19, 14, 5:07 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,289
Posted By iff

No surprise there! I would have expected wild...

No surprise there! I would have expected wild rice stuffing or a wild rice salad, but grape salad--what were they thinking?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 13, 14, 11:55 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By iff

I can't imagine that they would be. Who's to say...

I can't imagine that they would be. Who's to say you didn't take a picture of somebody else's stuff, for example, a friend's Rolex instead of your Timex*?



*I'm not making any judgments about...
Nov 13, 14, 5:14 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 12,950
Posted By iff

Their flippant manner of saying so would be...

Their flippant manner of saying so would be enough to keep me from buying their product for domestic travel, too.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 13, 14, 4:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By iff

Sorry for a sort-of-off-topic question, but I...

Sorry for a sort-of-off-topic question, but I don't have a TV or cable. Do I need to subscribe to HuluPlus to see this online?

Up until last season I really liked the French version of Top Chef,...
Nov 10, 14, 8:34 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,750
Posted By iff

You could buy some Mobilis day passes and keep...

You could buy some Mobilis day passes and keep them on hand for future trips, or even some carnets (packs of 10 metro tickets)--they don't expire.

The transport authority in Paris has said they...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 8, 14, 11:04 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By iff

I'm located in the Midwest, pretty much in the...

I'm located in the Midwest, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. We do have a Costco, but I won't be getting a membership. Other than that, it's basically grocery stores and one or two local...
Nov 7, 14, 9:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,750
Posted By iff

Probably because the Navigo is not a...

Probably because the Navigo is not a pay-as-you-go transport card where a per-trip amount is deducted; it's a time-limited card with unlimited transport. They don't want you sharing your pass with...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 31, 14, 4:44 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By iff

Thank you! I was looking for those threads and...

Thank you! I was looking for those threads and they didn't show up in my search.

I appreciate everybody's comments. I'm not in a big city or a location where out-of-state wine can be shipped,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 30, 14, 9:38 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By iff

Thanks for your reply. That's a very broad...

Thanks for your reply. That's a very broad listing, almost as overwhelming as standing in front of the wine selections at the store. :eek: I guess I'll just have to try some and see. Thanks again.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 30, 14, 4:12 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By iff

Budget wine recommendations?

I searched but didn't see a thread that really corresponded to my question.

I don't have much wine knowledge or an educated palate; I just know some of the French wines I've enjoyed in the past...
Sep 14, 14, 11:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 5,860
Posted By iff

It would be helpful to know what would "exactly...

It would be helpful to know what would "exactly fit the bill". What features are you looking for? For example, duffels with wheels or without? Any other particular details?

Here's an...
Sep 9, 14, 10:16 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 11,225
Posted By iff

Finding your way shouldn't be a problem as avenue...

Finding your way shouldn't be a problem as avenue Marceau is exactly opposite avenue Carnot, so whether you go right or left around the place de l'Étoile makes no real difference.

Personally, I...
Forum: Europe
Sep 5, 14, 9:55 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,775
Posted By iff

This has happened to me twice in Paris when using...

This has happened to me twice in Paris when using a US-issued non-chip credit card: once in a clothing store for about 150 euros, the other time in a hypermarket for a purchase of around 80 euros. ...
Sep 3, 14, 10:31 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By iff

The new iPhone app is currently on sale at 99...

The new iPhone app is currently on sale at 99 cents. One option for non-iPhone users is the e-book version; an updated version of that is supposed to be available soon.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 31, 14, 9:13 am
Replies: 95
Views: 10,240
Posted By iff

I didn't read that he got a discount, simply that...

I didn't read that he got a discount, simply that getting two economy seats was still only one-fourth the cost of a seat in J.
Aug 29, 14, 8:31 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,187
Posted By iff

Apparently in the FT "Trick It" forum and...

Apparently in the FT "Trick It" forum and elsewhere in the blogosphere it's used to refer to adding an extra segment in order to lower the fuel surcharges.
Aug 27, 14, 10:40 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By iff

The new Lite App is now available for free...

The new Lite App is now available for free (http://paris-pastry.com/paris-pastry-blog/2014/new-app-free-lite-version), and apparently next week the full new version will be available on iTunes at a...
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