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Jan 18, 19, 3:08 am
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I very much miss the classic speedbird of the...

I very much miss the classic speedbird of the 1960s. It was as iconic as the Lufthansa/JAL crane and the AirFrance seahorse.

So yes...get rid of that insipid ribbon (what the hell is it called?...
Jan 8, 19, 1:57 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 11,062
Posted By Vaterland

This is a brilliant idea.

This is a brilliant idea.
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 3, 18, 3:33 am
Replies: 125
Views: 35,086
Posted By Vaterland

I'm sort of bummed that this is the end. I...

I'm sort of bummed that this is the end.

I truly enjoyed tagging along on your incredible Israeli adventure.
Sep 29, 18, 1:56 am
Replies: 1,021
Views: 209,220
Posted By Vaterland

Just a reminder that the Capitol Kempinski opens...

Just a reminder that the Capitol Kempinski opens on October 1st. Yes, Kempinski is the Kardashian of the hotel world; however, the Capitol looks to be strikingly beautiful. And I bet there will be...
Jul 8, 18, 11:14 am
Replies: 174
Views: 31,680
Posted By Vaterland

Ratua Private Island in Vanuatu also comes to...

Ratua Private Island in Vanuatu also comes to mind. And I believe the owners plow 100% of the profits back into local organizations.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 7, 18, 1:37 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 35,086
Posted By Vaterland

Greetings Mr. Wolf, I hope you continue...

Greetings Mr. Wolf,

I hope you continue writing this TR. I'm sure some will say that there is too much detail; however, I must say that I rather enjoy it. It's like reading someone's personal...
May 31, 18, 11:01 am
Replies: 84
Views: 8,955
Posted By Vaterland

The top suite at the NoMad also has a lovely and...

The top suite at the NoMad also has a lovely and large rooftop terrace; I was there for a function and thought it was a magnifcient space. The wonderful Lowell is my home in New York; however, I...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 20, 18, 9:20 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,869
Posted By Vaterland

I though such interesting options were only...

I though such interesting options were only available on flight LH69.

Please forgive my embarrassingly adolescent humor. I am, indeed, quite ashamed of myself.

Splendid review, as always.
Mar 17, 18, 12:15 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By Vaterland

The attention to minutia is what delineates a...

The attention to minutia is what delineates a true luxury hotel from a simply nice 4* property. L'occitane bath products at a Kimpton? Sure, that's fine. Oh, but there would be hell to pay if I saw...
Mar 10, 18, 2:26 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,494
Posted By Vaterland

Molokai, perhaps? Splendid hiking. Beaches,...

Molokai, perhaps? Splendid hiking. Beaches, cliffs, waterfalls, forests, history. A tourist infrastructure is very much lacking, but I consider this to be a great plus. It's Rough & Wild Hawaii, a...
Mar 8, 18, 12:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By Vaterland

The bar at the Vagabond was quite the dynamic...

The bar at the Vagabond was quite the dynamic scene on all three nights of my stay; it seems to be popular with locals. I would not place Vagabond in the same league as the Ham Yard. The Vagabond is...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 4, 18, 2:39 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By Vaterland

Doctor, I have a bone to pick with you (that was...

Doctor, I have a bone to pick with you (that was suppose to be a pun)...

I so thoroughly enjoyed reading this trip report. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to forgo precious sleep and read...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 28, 18, 3:14 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 20,218
Posted By Vaterland

A highlight of any ironmanjt trip report is the...

A highlight of any ironmanjt trip report is the cliffhanger! Jason does them so well; I am always left in a state of gleeful suspense! It's like watching an episode of the original Dynasty. So...
Feb 27, 18, 1:14 am
Replies: 510
Views: 103,070
Posted By Vaterland

Agreed: lovely photos. And the review was a...

Agreed: lovely photos. And the review was a delight to read.
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 24, 18, 11:49 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 26,942
Posted By Vaterland

"...multiple air vents..." Forget onboard...

"...multiple air vents..."

Forget onboard showers, fancy bars, bottles of Krug or Dom; I'm sighing with longing glee just at the notion of having multiple air vents all to myself.
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 5, 18, 1:10 am
Replies: 76
Views: 20,218
Posted By Vaterland

I love Europe in winter as well; I leave on...

I love Europe in winter as well; I leave on Wednesday for a much anticipated trip to Cluj-Napoca to buy a painting and tour a paintbrush factory.

Leipzig has always intrigued me. I am looking...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 27, 18, 9:21 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 20,810
Posted By Vaterland

No need to be modest! You are quite charmingly...

No need to be modest! You are quite charmingly photogenic.

And your trip reports are really a joy to read. I find myself looking forward to your posts.
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 23, 18, 7:25 am
Replies: 113
Views: 28,265
Posted By Vaterland

Splendid report, as always. Does the King David...

Splendid report, as always. Does the King David deserve its reputation for abrasive service?
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 13, 18, 2:09 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 17,882
Posted By Vaterland

I have taken to be bed as I am overwhelmed with...

I have taken to be bed as I am overwhelmed with misery and grief. Doctor says it is because I have the flu; I say it is because yugogirl has not shared more of her splendid photos and commentary on...
Nov 17, 17, 1:54 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 29,812
Posted By Vaterland

The Bel Air is s very special property. Gorgeous...

The Bel Air is s very special property. Gorgeous grounds, beautiful suites with a strong sense of place. I am not so enthusiastic about the public areas; nonetheless, the Bel Air is the...
Nov 10, 17, 2:32 am
Replies: 243
Views: 71,352
Posted By Vaterland

I wholeheartedly agree that a stay at Le Bristol...

I wholeheartedly agree that a stay at Le Bristol Paris is an extraordinary experience. And I say this despite my loathing of the decor, which is just way too fussy. Some may have the same complaint...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 9, 17, 10:57 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 16,732
Posted By Vaterland

I will, now and forever, wear an appropriate ...

I will, now and forever, wear an appropriate evening suit when attending the opera (and the theater in general) or having a late evening drink at a proper cocktail bar. I guess that makes me a...
Oct 21, 17, 11:46 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,156
Posted By Vaterland

Conde Nast Traveler was a great magazine back in...

Conde Nast Traveler was a great magazine back in the 1990s. Back then, CNT featured some truly superb writers; Ann Magnuson's essays were particularly outstanding. Now, CNT has all the quality and...
Oct 13, 17, 3:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,675
Posted By Vaterland

What an extraordinarily beautiful photo of...

What an extraordinarily beautiful photo of Judith! I literally swooned.

I am a sucker for the Sacher. Your description of it was right on target; it is, indeed, a more clubby, intimate hotel...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 8, 17, 3:39 am
Replies: 115
Views: 31,397
Posted By Vaterland

Sir, your beautiful photos of Petersburg have...

Sir, your beautiful photos of Petersburg have stirred some wonderful memories! I would love traveling to Petersburg during the harshness of winter. That's when it is truly glittering and vibrant. I...
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