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Forum: Japan
Nov 15, 19, 1:12 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,945
Posted By kevincrumbs

I just went through the experience of purchasing...

I just went through the experience of purchasing football tickets (Cerezo v. Shimizu S-Pulse) via the official J-League website in English. While it was pretty easy, there were a few annoying things...
Forum: Mexico
Nov 13, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,962
Posted By kevincrumbs

We walked by Huset on our first night in CDMX and...

We walked by Huset on our first night in CDMX and noticed how beautiful it was inside. On our second night, we didn't have any specific dinner plans but recalled how beautiful it was, so we ended up...
Nov 13, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

Just wanted to add a data point but even though...

Just wanted to add a data point but even though our trip to HK was scheduled to start next week, we have decided to change our plans due to the recent escalation of violence surrounding the protests....
Nov 12, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

Anyone have an idea as to how load factors for...

Anyone have an idea as to how load factors for flights to HKG have been impacted? I'm specifically interested in US - HKG flights, either anecdotal evidence or publicly available statistics.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 7, 19, 5:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,962
Posted By kevincrumbs

We started off another morning with breakfast by...

We started off another morning with breakfast by the pool and then drove the golf cart along the eastern side of the island into town in order to spend the day there.
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Nov 7, 19, 4:01 pm
Replies: 304
Views: 68,678
Posted By kevincrumbs

I think for airside even the word "generally"...

I think for airside even the word "generally" gives an impression that while rare, something may/could happen. The reality is that nothing has happened to disrupt airside to airside connections, as...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 5, 19, 6:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,962
Posted By kevincrumbs

When we had checked into Casa Azul Maya the...

When we had checked into Casa Azul Maya the previous day, we were asked where we wanted our breakfast to be served. We selected the pool as our breakfast location and enjoyed our breakfast by the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 5, 19, 3:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,962
Posted By kevincrumbs

The ferries between the mainland and Isla Mujeres...

The ferries between the mainland and Isla Mujeres are operated by Ultramar, who run very modern ships for the short journey. The lower deck consists of an enclosed climate controlled cabin, along...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 5, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,962
Posted By kevincrumbs

Summer Vacation to Isla Mujeres and CDMX

Past TRs
In and Around Tokyo in January (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-reports/1936435-around-tokyo-january.html)
Trip to Sri Lanka (and Singapore & Hong Kong)...
Nov 5, 19, 3:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By kevincrumbs

I see... I know (and love) 及第粥 but I have...

I see...

I know (and love) 及第粥 but I have never heard of it referred to as scholars congee. I guess you learn something new everyday.
Nov 5, 19, 1:46 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By kevincrumbs

I know I haven't lived in HK for twenty plus...

I know I haven't lived in HK for twenty plus years but uh, what the heck is scholars congee?
Forum: Japan
Nov 5, 19, 1:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By kevincrumbs

Koenji is great too but I still prefer(red)...

Koenji is great too but I still prefer(red) Shimokitazawa. The central area feels more compact to me instead of just being one long street running between Koenji Station and Shin-Koenji Station.
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Forum: Japan
Nov 4, 19, 3:46 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By kevincrumbs

It was already hip years ago and I believe it was...

It was already hip years ago and I believe it was featured in a television advertisement for Expedia but obviously making it onto a list like this will increase exposure. However, it's not...
Forum: Mexico
Nov 4, 19, 10:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,962
Posted By kevincrumbs

We stayed in Roma Norte in August and really...

We stayed in Roma Norte in August and really loved it. A nice mix of some creature comforts, eg fancy cafes and restaurants, but also "normal" life like the taco stand we had breakfast from every...
Oct 17, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 304
Views: 68,678
Posted By kevincrumbs

Yellow - From the original Umbrella...

Yellow - From the original Umbrella Movement/Revolution a few years ago. Pro-democracy/more autonomy for HK
Blue - In support for the HK police. There have also been pro-PRC people wearing blue...
Oct 7, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

You have a very similar situation to ours, except...

You have a very similar situation to ours, except that our trip stars in late November and unfortunately we're in Y the whole way. I am leaning towards taking our flights because cancelling them and...
Oct 4, 19, 10:18 am
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

While HK may still be safe for most travellers,...

While HK may still be safe for most travellers, the escalation tonight would give me some pause. I know upthread there was something about how HK is still much much safer than a mid sized American...
Oct 1, 19, 2:03 pm
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

I'm not on the ground but I do follow the news...

I'm not on the ground but I do follow the news very closely and MTR is not scheduling closures weeks out at a time. It seems to be day of or day before but in general, I have found...
Sep 27, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

Obviously it's too early to know at this point...

Obviously it's too early to know at this point how the protests will evolve but if I were in your shoes, I'd consider booking one hotel on HK island and one in Kowloon while continuing to assess the...
Sep 9, 19, 1:24 pm
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

(Trying to keep this as politically neutral as...

(Trying to keep this as politically neutral as possible)

What is the general mood in HK if one is not part of the protests? I am a HKer with a trip booked in late November with my GF and her...
Aug 13, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 934
Views: 184,479
Posted By kevincrumbs

Three weeks? No one even knows what's going to...

Three weeks? No one even knows what's going to happen this coming weekend. I'd be more concerned about HX going bust than I would the protests, especially since you are only in transit.
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 2, 19, 4:19 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 13,501
Posted By kevincrumbs

Interesting! So I take this to mean that ET...

Interesting! So I take this to mean that ET doesn't trust (and perhaps with good reason) outstations to make Ethiopian food so they only offer it on the outbound sector. I'm not sure if I've ever...
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 2, 19, 12:21 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 13,501
Posted By kevincrumbs

I felt the same way looking at the menu for your...

I felt the same way looking at the menu for your ET flight from ICN. That menu looked like it could've belonged to any Western airline and had nothing besides the coffee that was remotely Ethiopian....
Aug 2, 19, 11:37 am
Replies: 619
Views: 111,599
Posted By kevincrumbs

HND-SEA is still a short eight hour run ;) I...

HND-SEA is still a short eight hour run ;)

I live here too but I don't understand why you think switching from NRT to HND will severely impact connections since there were few ST flights from NRT...
Jul 17, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,825
Posted By kevincrumbs

If we're at the point where I'm having to exit...

If we're at the point where I'm having to exit the aircraft via an emergency slide, I think the friction burn is going to be a pretty minor worry of mine. I'll continue to wear shorts on long haul...
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