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Everything posted by alvnv

  1. I wouldn’t want to be on a plane that lands nose first
  2. Unfortunately, Montreal did not make the Economist’s Top 10.
  3. I don’t believe Vienna, Zurich, or Geneva are known for their affordability either
  4. And thoroughly inspect the masseur for any rashes, lesions or swollen lymph nodes 😱
  5. The lists we should be looking at are those for LGBTQ+ tourists and expats
  6. They must be from one of the autocracies and must not know any better
  7. It seems to me that this list is based on the quality of life for locals - and not necessarily for foreigners.
  8. Trees/greenery would have helped with the noise levels, too
  9. I took it as a reference to Jupiter 2018 guys
  10. To each their own… For me, time is more valuable, so rather than taking extra day off, I fly business/first, shower and relax during layover, and arrive refreshed. If the layover is more than 8 hours, I opt for a day room, or a hotel. If it’s less than 8 hours, I’ll try to fit in a massage or spa treatments. I do not do it at the expense of my accommodations, or activities either. More you spend on travel, better the perks accrued, and at a higher rate. Once I’m retired, or on a fixed budget, I may alter my traveling habits. However, at this point I can only take a very limited time off and it’s worth it for me to spend a little extra to travel in comfort.
  11. I just watched “Uncoupled” on Netflix. It evoked some “Sex and the City” vibes (or, it could be just a confirmation bias as I saw that it was produced by Darren Starr). Overall, I enjoyed it:
  12. As a rule, when the airplane has both, first and business classes, the latter is worse than business class cabins where first class is not offered.
  13. No, they neither claim nor are considered Native Americans, or First Nations. As for the term American, even though it’s widely used to refer to US citizens, technically, describes the citizens of both continents of North and South Americas
  14. Furthermore, if you’re jealous type, you may have a hard time on a gay cruise with your young boyfriend getting all the attention and being hit on constantly.
  15. Another interesting series suited to be released this year is Big Dragon:
  16. New MileApo project to be released in 2023:
  17. Yes, and I hear it’s quite lively: Jokes aside, Thailand has both, life sentence and death penalty
  18. The fact that they invaded and made a home of a part of the South-Eastern Europe almost 600 years ago does not make them European. I don’t want to get into the definition of European right now, because that would be a lengthy conversation. Undisputedly, they are mixed with Europeans, which is evidenced by their appearance (at least, some of them). However, non-native denizens of North American countries do not claim to be Native American. We don’t consider Northern Africans as Europeans either, even though they were part of the Roman Empire; Spaniards did not become Africans during almost 8 centuries of Reconquista. Besides, ain’t nothin’ wrong with being an Asian - this forum is full of Asian-lovers 😉
  19. Don’t go on a high-end cruise line, but rather opt for lower-end cruises or, better yet, free-style cruising like Norwegian (ncl.com) where there are no assigned tables or meal-times - you may not have to interact with anybody but the cruise personnel.
  20. Quite a few airlines used to feature bars but it seems to me that they moved away from this practice. In my most recent trips, I only encountered them a couple of times. However, my knowledge is rather limited: if I recall it correctly, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and South African Airways are the only non-European or North American carriers I’ve traveled on.
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