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Forum: China
Oct 30, 17, 10:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,793
Posted By Martinis at 8

Thanks for all the feedback. Very informative...

Thanks for all the feedback. Very informative and I feel I armed with good information.

Best,

M8
Forum: China
Oct 29, 17, 8:00 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,793
Posted By Martinis at 8

Thanks for the reply. I suspected it had nothing...

Thanks for the reply. I suspected it had nothing to do with the government. Do you know of a property that will give me a/c on demand?

Yes, the Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang is a nice property...
Forum: China
Oct 29, 17, 5:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,793
Posted By Martinis at 8

Beijing Air-Conditioning in Hotels

I've made several trips to Beijing this year and last. Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang. The air-conditioning appears marginal. When I talk to the hotel staff they always say they are regulated by...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 29, 17, 4:56 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,609
Posted By Martinis at 8

bigguyinpasadena, You are still somebody. ...

bigguyinpasadena,

You are still somebody. Sorry to hear about the health stuff. I recall getting some good tips and advice from your posts.

Best,

M8
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Martinis at 8

'Fraid not. My post stated Nothing in there...

'Fraid not. My post stated Nothing in there about blaming UA.



If? That was the purpose of my post. Read this again...

Hence I wanted an answer from those who have flown UA or their...
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Martinis at 8

Who said UA had anything to do with it? Read the...

Who said UA had anything to do with it? Read the post. "If you don’t feel safe, don’t use it - pretty simple." Kein scheisse- Sherlock.

Do you have a recommendation for another car service or...
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Martinis at 8

Thanks for the quick reply. Was this recent? ...

Thanks for the quick reply. Was this recent? This was my third trip this year. My colleagues have reported the same. Wondering now if there has been a contract change for the driving company.
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Martinis at 8

Unhappy UA codeshare Air China PEK car service question

I've been flying Air China, IAH/PEK, miles go to my UA Mileage Plus. No complaints about the flight, service and food are sufficient, and my miles make it to my account instantly.

I do have a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 17, 17, 8:46 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 17,888
Posted By Martinis at 8

Nope. I travel solo all over Mexico on my...

Nope. I travel solo all over Mexico on my motorcycle. Ride from Houston. Have done many countries in the world solo.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 5, 15, 10:44 pm
Replies: 818
Views: 108,972
Posted By Martinis at 8

Eastern & Orient Express. It's a train ride in...

Eastern & Orient Express. It's a train ride in SE Asia. Best food ever and to my surprise the head chef was British.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 5, 15, 10:42 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 8,718
Posted By Martinis at 8

Routine for us to take the grandchildren...

Routine for us to take the grandchildren (toddlers) in premium seats. We can make sure all four of us sit together. Easier for the kids, easier for us, and easier for the passengers too. These are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 24, 15, 5:42 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,681
Posted By Martinis at 8

Update - Travel with Musical Instruments

http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Musical%20instruments_FR_final%20rule.pdf

I generally take one of my classical or flamenco guitars with me when I travel. Overhead travel is no longer...
Aug 26, 13, 6:01 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 18,561
Posted By Martinis at 8

Great thread. Inbound FRA and have booked a room...

Great thread. Inbound FRA and have booked a room there. Thanks JDiver.
Mar 14, 13, 1:59 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,483
Posted By Martinis at 8

I use SmugMug.

I use SmugMug.
Mar 12, 13, 5:39 pm
Replies: 906
Views: 52,936
Posted By Martinis at 8

The veggies sound like a good alternative ^

The veggies sound like a good alternative ^
Mar 11, 13, 12:17 pm
Replies: 906
Views: 52,936
Posted By Martinis at 8

Just finished an Unjury protein shake made with...

Just finished an Unjury protein shake made with low-acid orange juice, chased by a 1/2 turkey sammich made with Oroweat thins. Just the shake and the 1/2 sammich leave you feeling full.
Forum: Mexico
Feb 13, 13, 4:52 pm
Feb 6, 13, 7:54 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By Martinis at 8

We have reviewers in this week from our...

We have reviewers in this week from our affiliates in the UK and Canada. It's just one big food orgy! This includes business dinners at the local restaurant. I'll have to pace myself or I will...
Feb 6, 13, 7:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Martinis at 8

^ ^ I just download the app again.

^ ^


I just download the app again.
Forum: Mexico
Feb 4, 13, 10:37 am
Replies: 54
Views: 107,909
Posted By Martinis at 8

Arrow For those driving their vehicle into Mexico...

If driving, you can also get the vehicle import permit via internet. It comes to your house via Fedex or DHL. This will save the hassle of having to get the permit at the border, which sometimes...
Feb 4, 13, 10:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Martinis at 8

Reboot, no. Restore, yes. Also meant dowloading...

Reboot, no. Restore, yes. Also meant dowloading and installing iTunes again. The Restore takes forever. T'was a time thief. Also various web searches provide conflicting remedies.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 4, 13, 9:16 am
Feb 4, 13, 9:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Martinis at 8

Angry iPhone Screen of Death

My iPhone went on the blink yesterday. This is my rant.

I got this screen that shows a USB cable connecting to iTunes. Took me a couple of hours to fix and get rid of this screen. This happened...
Feb 4, 13, 9:02 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By Martinis at 8

I junk the old stuff. But I am keeping my slide...

I junk the old stuff. But I am keeping my slide rules forever!
Feb 4, 13, 9:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,573
Posted By Martinis at 8

I have one on my Casio. IMO it's not a good...

I have one on my Casio. IMO it's not a good compass. I have compared it with my military lensatic compass and my Silva compass for orienteering. The watch compass doesn't yield the same azimuth as...
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