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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 12, 14, 11:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,485
Posted By dcman2

Noisy Hotel Neighbors and Package Fee

2 separate issues - you should feel free to request compensation for the noise or a waiver of the fee if you feel you are entitled to them, but to expect one to be offered for the other is a...
Forum: Japan
Apr 30, 14, 12:14 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 23,110
Posted By dcman2

http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~doitaxi/

http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~doitaxi/
Forum: Japan
Apr 30, 14, 10:35 am
Replies: 111
Views: 23,110
Posted By dcman2

We were in Kyoto recently and decided against...

We were in Kyoto recently and decided against using public transportation to hit the areas we wanted to visit, we used cabs and hired a guide for a day (as opposed to Tokyo, where the trains were...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 12, 14, 3:17 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 5,577
Posted By dcman2

A380. Swan or fat duck?

Fly the A380 with Singapore in economy - by far my best flying experience ever. The seats were comfortable, entertainment great, food quite good, Singapore service was excellent.
Forum: Japan
Mar 4, 14, 12:23 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,069
Posted By dcman2

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden - We visited...

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden -

We visited twice during our recent trip to Tokyo - it's beautiful.

dcman2
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 17, 14, 4:32 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By dcman2

deceleration

Coming into Key West a few weeks ago the pilot announced we would be doing a faster deceleration than usual and encouraged everyone to be prepared - translation - the runway is short and I have to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 10, 14, 12:33 pm
Replies: 863
Views: 269,534
Posted By dcman2

Delt with seat poacher today

As unpleasant as I'm sure it was - great way of handling it.
Forum: Japan
Jan 29, 14, 8:42 am
Replies: 111
Views: 23,110
Posted By dcman2

First Time To Japan - Kyoto/Tokyo Advice

We used a tour guide for a day in Kyoto, and were very pleased. This allowed us to see more than we could have done on our own, and added immeasurably to the richness of our experience. Kyoto needs a...
Jan 26, 14, 10:07 am
Replies: 141
Views: 18,992
Posted By dcman2

While I don't particularly want to add flame to...

While I don't particularly want to add flame to the fire, I do want to add here. This happens to me nearly every single time my family flies. We get our tickets, we reserve our seats, our seats get...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 14, 6:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,218
Posted By dcman2

DisneySea/TokyoDisneyland during Spring Break 2014

Visit as early as you can. We visited Disneysea and found it quite manageable for a while but if progressively filled to the point of being hard to navigate and impossible to move or to find a place...
Forum: Japan
Jan 19, 14, 6:17 am
Replies: 75
Views: 7,404
Posted By dcman2

Help plan family trip to Japan

We traveled in July, and the heat was substantial. Carrying water at all times became a very big deal.

We had to do a few other things to compensate, When outside, we simply moved a little slower...
Forum: Japan
Jan 17, 14, 5:14 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 23,110
Posted By dcman2

We loved our time in Kyoto - more so than our...

We loved our time in Kyoto - more so than our time in Tokyo in a lot of ways - we spent 3 days in Kyoto and still didn't get everything done we wanted.

dcman2
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 1, 13, 4:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,518
Posted By dcman2

DrinkUpNY - any experiences with this store...?

They may be able to fold a box and then include it in their shipment - it's worth asking them if it's important to you, I suspect they accommodate requests like this from collectors when they can. ...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 1, 13, 5:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 4,518
Posted By dcman2

DrinkUpNY - any experiences with this store...?

I have purchased from them for years and have had orders shipped to me - never had anything but positive experiences. Bottles are shipped in special packaging that protects the bottle, but there...
Forum: Japan
Nov 20, 13, 3:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By dcman2

kyoto style sushi restaurant recommendation... need it within 5 hours :)

We had a fabulous meal at Omen, an easy 3 minute walk from the entrance of Ginkakuji. Not sushi, but worth every penny.
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 13, 9:59 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,970
Posted By dcman2

Perhaps my wife and I are remembering it...

Perhaps my wife and I are remembering it incorrectly, but I could have sworn it was sumimasen I heard over and over again. It didn't matter if I was walking into a family mart, a restaurant, or a...
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 13, 6:03 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,970
Posted By dcman2

Perhaps it could be sumimasen - I believe it...

Perhaps it could be sumimasen - I believe it technically means "excuse me", but sumimasen was spoken as a greeting to us when entering a business for the most part. We rarely heard konichiwa.
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Nov 13, 13, 1:05 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,407
Posted By dcman2

"PUSH! PUSH!, YOU PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!" DXB etiquette explained

Stories like this give me the urge to push their things OFF the machine and on to the floor.
Nov 13, 13, 6:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,728
Posted By dcman2

No gym - long-trip -what to do?

Thanks for all the feedback and help -

Update: our trip is over, here is what happened. I took exercise bands, and used them 3x a week for the first 2 weeks of the trip. Then I got lazy, but...
Forum: Japan
Nov 13, 13, 6:09 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By dcman2

Personally, I've had good luck hiring a guide. ...

Personally, I've had good luck hiring a guide. I'm not particularly interested in a group tour, but having a guide who could show us around for a few hours immensely added to our enjoyment, what we...
Nov 12, 13, 9:39 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,873
Posted By dcman2

A very interesting question - As a parent...

A very interesting question -

As a parent of teenagers, I think providing them with lessons emphasizing the need to be a hard worker and to appreciate what you have, no matter how much or how...
Forum: Japan
Nov 11, 13, 5:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By dcman2

Kyoto - Takagi Coffee

Several smokers - still great - probably should mention that so folks expect it
Forum: Japan
Nov 9, 13, 3:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By dcman2

Kyoto - Takagi Coffee

Had breakfast here 3 days in row - local enough we were the only Americans there all 3 days, had great meals (breakfast) all 3 times And the best coffee during our 12-day vacation. Jazz in the...
Forum: Japan
Oct 23, 13, 4:52 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,970
Posted By dcman2

Us too - 4 of us - that's a total of 5

Us too - 4 of us - that's a total of 5
Forum: Japan
Oct 21, 13, 7:35 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By dcman2

Kyoto hotels all sold out?

I'll throw my opinion into the ring - 2 of my favorite places on Kyoto were the Arashimaya bamboo forest and Ginkaku-ji. We had a great meal at Omen, easy walking distance from the grounds of the...
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