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Dec 21, 17, 2:52 pm
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Views: 1,791
Posted By olafman

We just finished a small house in our backyard...

We just finished a small house in our backyard and I was thinking of listing it on misterbnb. Glad to hear people are using this.
Dec 21, 17, 2:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,826
Posted By olafman

I have stayed many times in DXB sometimes alone...

I have stayed many times in DXB sometimes alone and sometimes with my hubby always at some international brand hotel usually where I have status.

WHEN CHECKING IN WITH ANOTHER GUY:
At check-in...
Sep 27, 17, 1:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By olafman

Advanced Meal Selction for First?

On my last Japan Airlines flight in First from HND-SFO, they ran out of the Japanese meal and I only had the Western Options.

It looks like I can reserve one if I call. Is there anyway to do it...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 14, 17, 4:25 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,738
Posted By olafman

Nice report. I've been meaning to do a...

Nice report.

I've been meaning to do a staycation at the RC HMB for a while. I need to book something.

I just booked The Highlands Inn in Carmel which is now a Hyatt. More intimate property....
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 8, 17, 10:02 am
Replies: 24
Views: 6,662
Posted By olafman

Welcome to Trip Reports! Keep on posting! ...

Welcome to Trip Reports! Keep on posting!

Nice report.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 22, 17, 1:29 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,698
Posted By olafman

Here are some pics from our visit to Venice. ...

Here are some pics from our visit to Venice.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/36091148205_5f8c486f9d_z.jpg
Sunset on the Canal

...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 22, 17, 1:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,698
Posted By olafman

Congrats on 41 years! Monumental!

Congrats on 41 years! Monumental!
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 21, 17, 3:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,698
Posted By olafman

Gritti Palace, Citta Di Corinto Suite, Venice, Italy

I’ve just experienced the best hotel stay of my entire life.

SUPER GAY VACATION
My husband and I just took the gayest vacation of our lives. Three days in Madrid for World Gay Pride 2017, a...
May 23, 17, 5:00 pm
Replies: 289
Views: 29,122
Posted By olafman

I have been trying to book EK award also with...

I have been trying to book EK award also with little success. Very frustrating.

I'm trying to go SFO-DXB-JNB this week and NOTHING. The MVP Gold agents also struggling. Even the Partner Award...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 28, 17, 7:20 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,749
Posted By olafman

The downgrade of 777 to A380 is significant. But...

The downgrade of 777 to A380 is significant. But like you said, first class is still good. :)
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 31, 17, 1:52 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 33,664
Posted By olafman

Congrats on the achievement. I'm still a big fan...

Congrats on the achievement. I'm still a big fan of both CX and EK First Class.

I've never done a second caviar course on the SFO-DXB-SFO flight. But I have done the caviar with scrambled eggs in...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 15, 16, 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 29, 16, 8:15 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

SQ 2 New Biz Class HKG-SFO

I was dead tired when we finally took off after midnight so I went to bed instead of having another meal. Sleep was great and the bed was comfy. I didnít want to sleep for too long since we would be...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 29, 16, 8:13 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

SQ 2 New Biz Class SIN-HKG

After a great day in Singapore, I returned to Changi and was pleased that Kris Silver Lounge was nice and quiet. The food is lovely there. I had a nice prawn soup and cold draft beer to kill the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 3, 16, 9:17 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

SQ 479 Biz Class JNB-SIN

After a fun time in South Africa, it was time to head home. This time I decided that Iíd travel east through Singapore because I LOVE the food there. Itís a great reason to stop off and eat some of...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 18, 16, 12:16 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

Enjoying Cape Town

Since Tom has just started a new job, he only had five days in Cape Town before heading back to California. It was a long way to come but he got a flavor of South Africa.

During our time...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 14, 16, 10:52 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

Lunch at At.mosphere...

Lunch at At.mosphere (http://www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com/) is starts at 450 AED for a two course lunch.

Lunch at the Burj al Arab for their Culinary Flight...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 14, 16, 1:32 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

Unfortunately all four of parents have died at...

Unfortunately all four of parents have died at this point. Resi, my second mom, was the last to go in 2010. It was during the year that we took traveling around the world for our son's fifth grade....
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 13, 16, 8:19 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

EK 765 Dubai - Johannesburg First Class

With a 14:30 departure from Dubai, it meant that we could have a leisurely lunch in the lounge before boarding our flight. Tom had never been to the Emirates First lounge before so he wanted to make...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 11, 16, 1:12 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

The rest of our time in Dubai

The rest of our time in Dubai was low key. Tom went out and explored the fort, museums, and other sites while I enjoyed doing nothing. I enjoyed not leaving the hotel for the entire day until we went...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 8, 16, 8:27 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

Lunch at At.mosphere at the top of the Burj Khalifa

Last year, when I was here in Dubai, I did the special lunch presentation at the Burj al Arab called the “Culinary Flight”. We dined in four different restaurants in this iconic hotel, one...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 8, 16, 12:54 am
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

EK 226: SFO-DXB First CLass (continued)

About five minutes after turning off the seatbelt sign, the Captain Mark came by having changed into his sleep suit. It was time for some shuteye. I guess that he had his bird in the air so it was...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 5, 16, 6:27 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 13,682
Posted By olafman

Emirates First A380 & 777 with some SQ Biz with Dubai, South Africa and Singapore

My annual pilgrimage to South Africa is once again upon us and this time my friend Tom asked to join me for the fun. Hubby and son are back at home with work and school so it’s nice to have a...
Dec 28, 15, 12:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,503
Posted By olafman

Dubai has lots of gay people around. I've...

Dubai has lots of gay people around.

I've had lots of luck with Grindr and Scruff. Just be sure to use a VPN service as they are officially blocked in the UAE. Go to the app store and search VPN...
Dec 26, 15, 1:54 pm
Replies: 939
Views: 123,045
Posted By olafman

Yes, you can ask to order non-breakfast menu...

Yes, you can ask to order non-breakfast menu items in the early morning. Overall, I'm not a fan of breakfast.

In the past, they tell me that it is not a problem but it might take a little bit...
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