> Its a heart says 'yes', head says 'no' situation for me personally.
Me and my wife were visiting the UK a couple months ago and our tour guide for the Isle of Skye put it the exact same way when we asked him about it.
PS: This was my tour guide. If you are going to Skye, Donald is who you want. He was the best guide out of our whole trip to the UK.
Edit: Looking up Donald on tripadvisor has made me sad. I loved it over there so much and looking at all the pictures makes me want to quit my job and move over there. Me and my wife have already decided that's where we want to retire.
4 stars on Trip Advisor.
Quote from most recent reviewer: "you can get a reasonably good pizza for as cheap as 50 pesos. If you include the 600ml soda, a couple can dine here for less than 5 dollars. The selection is limited to 3 or 4 types of pizza, but the service is fast and the oven is always hot, so you practically get a freshly-baked pizza at all times."
East St. Louis - Before I knew how bad it was, I stopped at a random hotel there on a road trip. I walked into the lobby, saw a sketchy guy sitting on a couch that made me think, "drug dealer", and the girl at the desk took one look at me and said "I don't think you want to stay here." This was immediately followed by a crazed looking lady running down the hallway shouting "he's got a gun! he's got a gun again!". I took the clerk's advice and left :)
Here is the link on trip advisor - http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g303808-d4129163-Villa_Sonia_Teo_Hvar_Croatia-Hvar_Hvar_Island_Split_Dalmatia_County_Dalmatia.html
Edit: As spidersnake has pointed out, if you hover over the picture a message does come up stating that the pool is under construction.
Wow. Pretty much all the reviews for this place on trip advisor make some mention of the parking. What the hell is going on in this cove?
The family castle is now a bed and breakfast run by her parents. According to this TripAdvisor review, Rose makes a lovely chicken dinner.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Cape Town Central, South Africa
if you're fluent in Japanese this is their page, otherwise here's the tripadvisor page
You went to this place: Cross Club.
Someone had the exact same experience as you apparently. There's probably a lot of drug dealers going around knocking on the doors to make sales. I've stayed in some sketchy as shit hotels in the Los Angeles area but they were all better than that. The cost of living is much lower in the Midwest and South but the poor areas out there seem to be almost third world. It's honestly kind of amazing.
If I found the right one, Days Inn Corporate HQ has to already know this place is a shit hole. If they DON'T then they have their heads up their respective asses, and I'd say one email or phone call won't probably garner any additional enlightenment.
Very good 52
This is depressing indeed. I was in Kathmandu zoo and even if they do not have a lot of money and resources they are doing great job in trying to keep the animals to as close to natural habitat as possible. This should really be a lesson for zoo administrator.
The star system is basicly a checklist of how many things the hotel has, not on the quality of things. A hotel I stayed at for example had a "gym", it was a old cleaning closet with exactly 1 exercise bike and 3 dumbells with some weights. That "gym" earned the hotel an additional star.
And in Italy, if a hotel has a separate entrance for the lobby and the hotell rooms, it can never get higher than 1 star.
Tripadvisor would not let me browse by 1 star hotels, but this 2 star hotel doesn't look too bad
This one is in Freeport, ME
Here's something similar in Hyde Park, New York
It's funny, if you look at the reviews for Daigo-ji temple on Trip Adviser you'll see almost all the "poor" and "average" reviews are in Japanese, while the "Excellent" reviews are in English:
Japan is unimpressed with Japan.
Well obviously you're not going to travel to the slums and shit on the beach.
But like most poor countries, India still has a highly modernized tourist experience that will largely keep you away from the places you don't want to be. Modern hotels with modern amenities, nice clean restaurants, personal drivers, etc. I mean, you can go stay at the Four Seasons and have a 5-star experience if you want.
make sure you go here:
They speak a bit of English, and man, it's an experience! I love this place.
True "izakaya" experience. The energy of the staff is astounding and unforgettable. I went there a few times a year.
Also, in Shinsen (near Shibuya) there is an amazing place called Kaikaya
They've got an English menu and the food is amazing.
I lived in Tokyo for 6 years up until 3 months ago and eating is my hobby. Feel free to message me for any other advice!
FWIW, you can tour the executioner's home in Nuremberg. here is a link for some more info. The pics are of the general area. If you've never been there it is beautiful. Especially this time of year. Hope this helps. If it doesn't I'll move along.
Are you sure? This shows that crocs have closed mouths and alligators have open ones.
Edit Apparently How_Majestic knows a thing or two about gators, because that pic came from the Atagawa Tropical and Alligator Garden in Japan.
Thanks for the plug /u/JasmynMoon and /u/thr0wfaraway ! :)
And yes, we are 100%, unequivocally Not Toddler Friendly....but we are friendly.
Since we're talking reviews here...I'll take the opportunity to insert this shameless link to our kickass TripAdvisor page
Apparently they do at 19 Nathaniel Maxilluli Street, Swakopmund, Namibia.
The first review: "One of our fav's - staff are friendly. Good atmosphere when busy but if a quieter night - food is still yummy so worth it. Love the Nam twist on Mexican - its not for the purists but you're not in Mexico. Will keep going back - even with the new menu that took my fav filling away."
Wow. Tacos errywhere.
Here's the best/worst part:
The reviews for the place are awful:
People don't go for the food, or the decor, or because a famous chef works there. No one is showing up because there's no other restaurant open in NYC when Nello is.
They're just going there to show off.
They're paying $50k for a terrible meal so they can be seen doing it.
The human ego-motive is simple, but the disconnect from how everyone else lives is stunning.
If it makes you feel any better you can go to Tunisia and sleep in Luke's childhood home. Hotel Sidi Driss is the Lars family residence.
Right until you say "well a card is all I have, so take it or you get nothing" (which is the law in Chicago). Then amazingly it works!
>The City of Chicago requires that all non-independent taxis accept credit cards. (almost all cabs in the city are affiliated) However, when trying to pay with a credit card it is not uncommon for the driver to say something like "Sorry the machine is down," especially if they believe that you may be a tourist.
Took some digging but this is the best I could find the trip website with address
And the national park the sculptures reside in http://www.cliftonheritage.org
From what I can tell, hotels with no reviews at all are at the bottom of the rankings. I found only one reviewed hotel with a worse rating, America's Best Inn Birmingham. There is actually one of these in the general area of my office park, it is meth/prostitute city. We call it America's Worst.
Here's the review -- for the Alexandra Hotel in Weymouth, England
Does it matter that McDonald's has two?
FYI: It's Loveland on Jeju Island, South Korea.
If you ever go to Jeju, try the horse sashimi and black pig and mandarin makgoelli at Mawon
To have the perfect day in Bangkok I would recommend the following:
Get up bright and early and head to the Grand Palace. But don't go inside- instead loiter about outside, preferably with a map, and make some theatrical gestures conveying to everyone that you are completely lost and confused and don't know what to do.
Shortly you will be approached by a helpful man who will direct you to an alternative temple such as the Lucky Buddha, Special Buddha, or Prosperous Buddha. But don't worry where you go, as it's always your lucky, special, and prosperous day when you're approached by someone who will tell you how much money they're making buying and selling jewellery.
Well guess what, now's your chance to join in the action! Your tuk-tuk will take you to an unusually clean jewellery factory lacking factory workers. Make sure you buy up as much as you can.
Next you must declare to the tuk-tuk driver that you need a suit, or possibly several, immediately. He will helpfully take you to get a suit done at Rajawrongsize Tailors.
After the exhausting day of shopping you surely will be starving. What better way to fill your stomach and drain your bank account than by visiting Somboondee Seafood.
Edit - Almost forgot to recommend a naughty nightcap in a Patpong upstairs show bar. Admission price only 1 beer... maybe!
Seriously one of the coolest things I have found purely because I had no real set plan or route. Me and my girlfriend loaned a motorcycle in Nice and rode North, and found this somewhere halfway up France near Lyon.
Tons of fighter jets (over a hundred) parked outside, and tons of model jets / planes and motorcycles inside. Nuts!
There was a fee to enter (and you could also buy wine from the estate) but a nice Belgian couple gave us their tickets as they left. Here is some info on the place.
France requires you to carry ID (or rather, requires you to immediately and instantly prove your identity if needed, which is the same thing in practice) or the police will detain you until they can verify your identity.
Here is a TripAdvisor thread from a few years back discussing it.
The Colosseum was held together by nails until they removed them because they needed the iron to make weapons. The whole thing is now an accident waiting to happen.
That's not a ski lift. That's the top of the old Mount Beacon Incline Railway, a train that used to go to the top of Mount Beacon in Beacon, New York. There was never a ski resort there.
Source: Info about the railway
And, since that site doesn't recreate the same photo OP posted, you can see it on the TripAdvisor website for the historic train's tourist attraction
> Wow, it looks like such a creepy, but very beautiful place to visit. It must have felt like stepping back in time. I'd love to take a tour one day.
If you do visit, and if you prefer a 'real' experience, I recommend the place I stayed in. My room, although small: had my bed in the city's wall fortifications, and my windows were arrow slits. Truly a unique feeling! Also, the owner gives free booze and bicycles for exploring the town, plus the most amazing organic breakfast you ever had. Although I live in nyc, and pay $ 30/lb for imported prosciutto, and $ 20/lb for imported cheese, still is not the same.
trip advisor does not bother with a veil, thin or otherwise:
York International ... the nightclub where prostitutes gather
edit: link impared
And why would you post it in AnimalPorn?
Looks like its from this place: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297924-d942775-Reviews-Tiger_Temple_Thailand_Tour-Kanchanaburi_Kanchanaburi_Province.html
Stone is bringing in a lot of revenue to the San Diego area. Their beer gardens certainly bring in some tourist revenue for the area. They are distributing a ton of other beer for other breweries in the Southern California area that wouldnt otherwise get the exposure.
Now is all of this worth a $33 million dollar subsidy? Couldnt tell you. But they are definitely one of the big players in the whole "craft-beer" movement. Some would argue they've already grown to the point of eclipsing that as well.
AN ENVIABLE ATTEMPT AT WHAT I CAN ONLY ASSUME IS YOUR FIRST WORLD SERIES TRASHTALK (YOU GUYS ARE SO CUTE). BUT YOUR REGULAR SEASON SHENANIGANS (AND POSTSEASON AGAINST THE LOL DODGERS) CARRY NO WEIGHT HERE.
THIS IS EVEN-YEAR POSTSEASON GIANTS YOU'RE UP AGAINST.
OH AND I GOOGLED "FUN THINGS TO DO IN KANSAS CITY" AND #6 OUT OF 101 WAS A MEMORIAL GARDEN. A FUCKING GARDEN. I CAN ONLY ASSUME THE OTHER 95 ARE PUTTING VARIOUS SORTS OF WEAPONRY IN YOUR MOUTH AND PULLING THE TRIGGER.
Google: chateau, france, drawbridge
Keyword searching can be beneficial.
Château de Tennessus 46°42'49.50"N 0°16'41.38"W
There is a 1 star trip advisor review for the hotel in Big Bend National park because the guys kid got attacked by a mountain lion.
Also, the reviews at Trip Advisor (yeah, I didn't even know that there was more than one hotel in Pyongyang) are an interesting read.
Just to add: the statue is placed at Shibuya Station, the same station where Hachiko waited every day until his death.
If you're ever in Tokyo and find yourself in the Shibuya area, pay Hachiko a visit! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1066456-d553408-Reviews-Hachiko-Shibuya_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html
I sold that business, and no longer have access to the Yelp business page. However, the traffic did not drop. It just did not increase - at all. Literally $350 or whatever it was a month down the tubes for nothing.
Google Adsense was a much better investment, as were Facebook ads. People actually noticed those and came in.
As far as reviews, our store had and has under the new ownership great reviews on every other review source out there. Compare:
Note the 4 really bad reviews that all came in after we stopped being a subscriber. Nothing similar was found on TripAdvisor. Coincidence? Doubtful.
This does not show the 2 or 3 reviews I reported that are either hidden or removed or whatever happened to them. All in the same time frame.
Edit: Also, regarding your comment about someone "punishing" a former advertiser. There need not be a "someone" - its probably automated in your system. If you guys are truly legit, you should publish the algorithm and put all of this to bed once and for all. The fact that you don't, or won't, just adds fuel to the fire.
I studied abroad in Germany but spent about a week in Florence...One of my friends got a bucket of water pourd on her by an old italian lady trying to sleep. I got kicked out of an apartment for vomiting red wine all over a bathroom, only to stumble drunkenly (and barefoot!) through Florence. I swear I walked by Il Duomo like 15 times trying to find my hostel. It just kept showing up. Good times...
PS: go to Gusta Pizza. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187895-d1155597-Reviews-Gusta_Pizza-Florence_Tuscany.html
I could not disagree with you more. There are things to do in pretty much every major European city and the surrounding towns. If you were bored, it's probably because you came unprepared or lack the resources (language/money) locally to do more. I like to schedule days during a vacation where I do nothing but ask for and take recommendations from people who live in the city. You get way more out of it that way.
At any rate Amsterdam is far from boring.
Apparently a lot of people have had really bad experiences with fines in this particular car park.
Some people are going to confuse this hotel with the Zhongshan International hotel which is located in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province (http://www.zsih.com.cn/ca/). The hotel in Zhongshan is the first result on a Google search. This hotel certainly hosts foreigners as I lived in the area and knew many that stayed there. They also hire foreign staff in their kitchen and management positions (a friend from France worked there).
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g297417-d304905-Reviews-Zhongshan_International_Hotel-Zhongshan_Guangdong.html ^ THIS IS NOT the hotel OP is referring to...
Yes, it most certainly does. I have sat in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and watched the mountain gorillas snack on them in person. Here, under the lists of things to bring even Trip Advisor suggests wearing long pants, saying "You need to wear long pants whilst walking in the bush due to stinging nettles."
This really depends on how much traveling and shopping you want to do and your standard of accommodation. I don't have a lot of money so I flew with Delta and from LAX to HND. The round trip cost $1989. You can get cheap accommodation for as little as $40 per night. You'll need a 7 day JR Pass for bullet train transportation and that cost about $240. I had only $1500 on me and it was more than enough for the week I spent there. I didn't do much shopping. I was there to see my mother.
These are some helpful sites for planning: www.hyperdia.com train, bus and air plane travel http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g294232-Japan-Hotels.html for hotels www.japanrailpass.com info on Japan Railpass
Have fun in Japan if you visit the country!
Been here. This is Takaragawa Onsen in northern Gunma prefecture. Every bit as awesome as it looks. Usually more people in the bath as it's a popular location.
The name engraved is the name of the sculptor.
>Einar Jónsson (May 11, 1874 – October 18, 1954) was an Icelandic sculptor, born in Galtafell, a farm in southern Iceland. inar's works fall into three general categories. First, there were the public monuments that he was commissioned by the government to produce. The second group was private commissions that he obtained, consisting of portraits and cemetery monuments. The third collection consisted of the private works that he labored over as he became increasingly and deeply spiritually attuned and reclusive. In this large body of works Einar's spiritual nature is clearly seen, though it is often difficult to describe. The themes for these works are frequently drawn from Christ's consciousness, deep Cosmic spirituality like the eternal, infinite body and consciousness of the universe or God, Icelandic Mythology (Understanding of the so-called Norse mythology or North-East, North-West and even Central-European War-Godhs mythology is just a part of Icelandic Mythology and understanding or description of these is mostly derived from the Icelandic one) and Icelandic folk tales. Einar's world is populated by Elfs, "Hidden people" or "Huldufolk", Vættir, Jötnar, angels and trolls, by beautiful women and bold warriors, and most of all a layer of symbolic content that can invariably be felt, but not always understood.
1909 is when he moved back to Iceland from his studies. This piece is in a museum that is dedicated to his work in Iceland. You can see some of the sculptures at this trip advisor site for it.
There might be a Norse / Icelandic story behind it.
EDIT: reads down - looks like /u/wonderlandrabbit found it.
I loved how there were no cars by the major churches, to keep everything feeling period authentic.
The food is also terrific, be sure to try Mario's, by far the best steak I had while there, only open for lunch. The house wine is also great there, as it is in most places there.
> do not ever go to Ciudad Juarez
Boy do I have some bad news for you: The American Embassy at Ciudad Juarez is the only embassy in Mexico that processes immigrant Visas. The local clinics around, 5 of them IIRC are the only ones allowed to process your health checkup.
You don't get to much of a choice.
There's even a report of someone in TripAdvisor who said that they were caught by Hurricane Irene and was unable to make it due to the state declaring an emergency and they were still charged. The owners said that there was nothing wrong with the weather. Read the hilarity here.
I've been wondering the same thing for a while now. With all the Argentinian restaurants here in A'dam you would almost think there was some kind of a special connection (e.g. former colonization) between Amsterdam and Argentina, although I'm pretty sure that is not the case...
I found this page about the same topic on trip advisor and the most plausible explanation IMO is what commenter no. 7 says, and I quote:
"There are many Argentinian "restaurants" in Amsterdam quite simply because the steak & chips formula works the best in the big touristic centre Amsterdam is and gets most revenue. If you want to make a money with a small restaurant in Amsterdam without wanting to invest 100 000's of €, you cover your place in goat skin and put a big sign above the door "Argentinian Restaurant."
In short, the Argentinian restaurants seem to be a way to earn some easy money from naive tourists.
Man, I can't imagine being a cuntwaffle to the people who prepare and serve my food. And this episode pretty much shows why.
And hey, me and my friends heaped praise when visiting a good restaurant once(THIS ONE in Krakow, go eat if you can!), and the manager gave us free shots to finish the meal with.
Both sides should be capable of making the other side have a brighter day, and then cause a happiness feedback loop.
The prettiest and my favorite part was seeing the "Schwarzwald" or Black forest. It was so beautiful, especially in the late spring time.
If you like history, Berlin is a natural choice.
You can do almost anything. I work as an engineer and architect, and their style of architecture is really fascinating.
The food is amazing, you will absolutely gain 10 pounds and not regret it.
Frankfurt has some of the best food places, my favorite restaurant was "Bockenheimer Weinkontor", I found a like with details
Anything you would like to ask about? I was there for about 10 weeks, and got to see a lot and experience awesome stuff.
Don't get me wrong, ''L'Avenue'' is pretty decent place to have brunch or breakfast, but I think it became a victim of it's own popularity. The food isn't as good as it used to be a few years ago. I'd still go but wouldn't wait in line.
I'd recommend ''Pistou'' and ''La petite marche'' if you go in the week-end (anything in the brunch menu is awesome)
Probably because whoever made it wanted you to enjpy drinking whatever was in it.
This person enjpyed some fresh seafood
I think this one is the winner. It's not a real Hampton Inn, they just call themselves a Hampton Inn. I have no idea how they get away calling themselves that, because they're not related at all to Hilton / Hampton Inn. It's also extremely ghetto.
Totally looks like a place for kids.
Also, check the reviews for one by someone who sounds like the same woman. Surprise, it's the one star review.
I've seen this and it is pretty ridiculous looking in person. I googled it to find a picture to link here and thought this was very fitting: Nicolas Cage's tomb
Honestly I wish I knew. I got it at this restaurant D'Napoli when I was visiting Trieste: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187813-d3348642-Reviews-D_Napoli-Trieste_Province_of_Trieste_Friuli_Venezia_Giulia.html
>They were originally warehouses that were later converted into private residences in the 17th century. Due to the lack of space, they built the kitchens "hanging" over the Damsterdiep canal - a practical solution which also allowed the housewives back then, to collect the water for cooking directly from the canal and after the washing up, to throw the water out the kitchen window back into the canal.
Did you stay in room 4208? According to this review it was haunted or something.
Since they never seem to be working, why not try Metro Escalators?
According to http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28970-c56842/Washington-Dc:District-Of-Columbia:Metrorail.Trivia.html
Longest Continuous Escalator: Wheaton (Red Line) - 230 feet long. Woodley Park-Zoo (Red Line) is deeper (154' vs. 140') but vertical access consists of two escalators, the longest of which is 204'. Second longest escalator is Bethesda (Red Line) at 213'10". Third longest is Woodley Park-Zoo at 204', and fourth longest is Medical Center (Red Line) at 202'6". Rosslyn (Blue/Orange) ranks a paltry fifth, with an escalator of only 194'8" in length and Dupont Circle's northern entrance is in sixth place at 188'10". For the trivia-minded, the escalators travel at 90 feet per minute and transport you at a 30-degree angle.
We visited an olive mill during a recent trip to Italy. We bought some of the oil there and it is far and away better than anything I've found on the shelves of our (American) grocery stores.
So... When I ran out of what we bought on site, I emailed the lady I met at the olive mill and asked if she'd send me some. Turns out, she was very happy to do it! Only problem is the high shipping costs (70 Euro) - the oil itself isn't really all that expensive, especially considering its quality (about 15 Euro per liter.)
Still, for about $120, I have 3 liters of top notch olive oil that I use sparingly enough that it will probably last more than a year, even though I gave about 1/3 of it away as Christmas gifts.
The oil we bought comes from this farm in Chianti. If you want her email address, PM me and I'll send it to you.
I agree that it is not a huge amount of money but just the fact that it is a scam should piss you off a little bit. I am honestly very surprised at the man's reaction to call the individuals very pleasant.
This people are not pleasant at all. They act as if they are. But they are part of a mafia and won't hesitate to use violence against anyone attacking their business.
Saturday I was going to take the subway at people square and wanted to save a tourist from the scam. As he was taking a picture of 4 young chineses (2 guys and 2 girls) I went to him to tell him to not trust them and not follow them anywhere. Immediately after, one of the chinese left the group to come and insult me saying I was "so stupid" and "killing his business". 2 other guys came over and I received two kicks and was ordered to leave inside the subway. They didn't care that it was the middle of the day in people square.
It is not just me, other people tried to save tourists from the scam and received the same threats. Just look at the testimonies here : http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294211-i642-k5727594-o10-Tea_room_scam_in_Shanghai-China.html
"They started following us everywhere, making phone calls and telling us that their friend was about toarrive, he even told me that he would kill us that it was useless to tell the police"
"We decided to go and tell the tourists that they were about to get scammed. As I went over the ring leader tried to break off and stop me from coming over. She recognized me from the morning and tried to be friendly at first and said I should come and help her friend. About 30 seconds later she attacked me with her umbrella and asked me if I wanted to loose and eye or a leg and swore at me a number of times."
I hope this story will change your perspective about these people and that no matter how much money they rip you off, these people are anything but pleasant. No one should have any tolerance for what they are doing.
Here is an informative article that touches on Cuban wages.
Cubans make around twenty dollars a month. I believe salary depends on profession, correct me if I'm wrong. Skilled professions earn slightly more. It sounds low, but Cubans only have several dollars in bills, because housing, healthcare, food, electricity, water, education, etc, are public services and virtually "free".
Number one in this list helps explain also why it is misleading to quote Cuban salaries in dollars. Cost of living is much, much lower.
Speaking from experience, Slovenians tend to be quite fluent in English.
You could get a job at a "University for 3rd phase of live" (they teach esp. older people different crafts and languages) or look into getting a job at the British council or other certified school (google is your friend).
Now, just giving lectures I seriously doubt you're going to be making enough to live comfortably or even afford rent at the seaside: - most schools are out during the summer - rent is the highest in Ljubljana and on the seaside, esp. during the summer
Your final nail in the coffin would probably be that unless you intend to work under the table, you'll going to need a lot of papers to start working as an American citizen in EU and I don't know if that really makes sense if you'll be staying just for a month or so.
My suggestion would be to come nice a a tourist, stay at a hostel or try some couch surfing and just travel around Slovenia. We're small enough to get anywhere by card and a good starting point for exploring either Croatia (1hr from Ljubljana), Austria (1.5hr from Ljubljana) or Italy (1hr from Ljubljana).
If you can afford it, rent a car, that would enable you to visit around.
Good starting points are: - http://www.slovenia.info/?lng=2&redirected=1 - http://www.slovenia.si/visit/ - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g274862-Slovenia-Vacations.html
Hope this helps.
Cheers and welcome!
Tipping is a big one. When in doubt, tip, because it's a part of the culture here and it's how a lot of servers, bartenders, hairdressers, and cabbies make their living. It doesn't matter if you think it's a stupid custom (I agree!). It doesn't matter that most of the rest of the world doesn't do it. Read some tipping guides, and follow them. And welcome to NYC! This place is awesome.
So I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday. It had been a while since I had been to the Temple of Dendur (I never had much of an interest in ancient Egyptian history honestly) but my friend really wanted to see it so we went and I have to say that I never noticed all of the nineteenth century graffiti on that thing. It's seriously everywhere, I found a couple photos of it here and here. My favorite was the one that said "1891 NY US", I really wonder how shocked that guy would be to find the Egyptian temple he carved his name into made it's way all the way back to his home city.
The best part though was the Islamic and South Asian art sections. I spent forever looking at the various Quranic manuscripts, Persian rugs and of course the Mughal miniatures. Then I ate a chicken kebab in the rain, so it was a pretty good day.
Edit: since it's sort of relevant to my post, plug for /r/southasianart
In linea di massima hai ragione: ma questo è un coglione.
Un utente su tripadvisor gli lascia 3 stelle (giudizio medio) scrivendo:
>Non male! Premetto che vengo da Caserta (prov) ed essendo vicina a Napoli sono abituata ad una pasta per la pizza diversa, più "morbida" con un cornicione doppio che preferisco! Tuttavia, non posso lamentarmi, pur essendo questa pizza più "croccante". Ho assaggiato quella con lo speck e con il bre e l'accostamento di questi due ingredienti mi è piaciuta moltissimo. Il prezzo è più alto rispetto alle mie zone poichè una singola pizza, una coca cola, patatine e acqua naturale sono costati 18 €, prezzo più alto rispetto a quelli a cui sono abituata. L'ambiente è rustico e smplice ma il personale è molto cortese.
Utente campana scrive che ha apprezzato la pizza, dà una recensione tutto sommato positiva, mette tre stelle. Risposta del proprietario:
>La prossima volta che sara' a spasso per Brescia , magari mi rendera' partecipe di che tipo di Pizza le piace .... cosi' magari le potrei spiegare , dopo una tradizione che ha piu' di mezzo secolo, alcune cose riguardanti la pizza... cosi' magari , capendo certe cose , forse rivedra' alcuni gusti.
Texan here. There was a large migration of Czechs to central Texas and now kolaches are everywhere.
If you're wondering, yes, kolache dough DOES contain more cream cheese and butter than flour.
traveling to any place is dangerous.
this could've happened in america too. the guy was a psycho and murdered a girl.
nepal is fairly safe for tourists.
food in rome is famously terrible if you don't know where to go, just like in paris and other touristy big cities. tourist traps and assorted crap are everywhere, with an abundance of overpriced shitty pizza and pasta. you may want to look around the web to find the good stuff, authentic roman cuisine. as for pizza, if you can, endure a couple hours of train to naples and you'll have all the pizza you'll ever want .
In countries like India even the McDonalds and KFCs serve 'Chicken tikka burger' 'McSpicy Paneer' and Veggie Zinger burger. TGIFs are pretty much the same.
But there were some rare gems here and there like 'Le Club' at Pondicherry and Sparky's at Chennai who served absolutely marvelous stuff. The lasagna at sparky's especially was to die for. Felt like I am back in the US.Pics http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g304556-d1059051-Reviews-Sparky_s_Diner-Chennai_Madras_Tamil_Nadu.html#photos Unfortunately the owner died last year and the place closed.
Not just restaurants. Taxis. Bartenders. Housekeeping. Bell hops. Spa treatments. Strippers. You'd be much better off reading this guide: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-s606/United-States:Tipping.And.Etiquette.html
In LA, 15-20% is standard.
Great job with all the legwork. This list is really thorough and helpful.
Depending on the market, Lawrenceville, East/West Windsor, and the Dayton / Cranbury areas are pretty centrally located and pleasant, but as u/AIPOMN said, kind of sleepy medium sized town.
As a transplant myself I've only ever heard good things about Bordentown. Some good friends lived there for a few years and loved the neighborhood with its tons of street fairs, specialty shops, new, inventive food and chill, almost hippy atmosphere. It worked really well for them as a new couple just starting out.
Another thing you'll have to adjust to is that NJ travel is measured by traffic, not distance. Map says 6 miles? Don't be surprised if it takes 30-45 minutes... Rush hour down Route 1 or the Turnpike can easily triple your commute.
The main thing I would recommend is to try to find a place with relatively easy access to a main highway like Route 1 / 130, 295, 195, the Turnpike,.etc...... or some convoluted mishmash that I'm sure natives could navigate blindfolded on a 2 wheeled tricycle in a blizzard with no shooz.
Disregard the title - I thought the Googles would come through for me (but it did not): "http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28951-c118992/New-Jersey:United-States:Idiots.Guide.To.New.Jersey.html
I'm sure in the morning I will regret this brief foray into real estate advice. But for now IT STAYS! Take tHaT.
This is where we stayed :) When you purchase a package, they take care of everything with you to make sure you don't forget anything or get stranded anywhere. They also provide you with a list of fun adventures and things you can do both on the island and on the mainland. I really, really recommend it! There are other resorts along all of those cayes, and I HIGHLY recommend Belize! It's currently their rainy season though, so take that into account!
Dude stop at Cassis just after Marseille. We should have decent weather this week. Take the "route des crètes" road from Cassis to La Ciotat.
First Stop is on top of Cap Canaille Mountain, with a HUGE view on Cassis Bay... On a clear day, you won't regret it.
It appears to be Villa Vizcaya "on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida," and not abandoned after all.
Also TripAdvisor photo
Hey man. This is kinda funny for a local, but it makes so much sense that you seem confused.
Let me explain: motels in brazil/sao paulo are places that charge for a small period of stay -- like you said. But the thing is: they're not for sleeping. They're for sex. No joke. They aren't "motor hotels" like in the US/anywhere else.
You should look for a Hotel. There are cheap options! Ibis is one chain of hotels that is good and reliable. They have a hotel in Avenida Paulista and another in Rua da Consolação, for example.
The Polar Park in Northern Norway is one such place. Used to be called Polar Zoo.
^THIS IS NOT the hotel OP is referencing
The above hotel is the actual Zhongshan International hotel in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, which I know for a fact can and will host foreigners.
Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning is the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere. Also, the inside will make you feel like you're at Hogwarts
Up until 2009 you didn't need a passport to get to Canada.
I used a birth certificate and a drivers license last time I went.
Here's Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule Hotel in Tokyo.
A comment says
>For the single traveler a capsule hotel can be a decent budget option at a cost of 2500-3500 yen.
Here http://gojapan.about.com/cs/accommodation/a/tokyocapsule1.htm says
>Capsule hotels are unique accommodations developed in Japan. It usually costs from 2,500 yen to 4,500 yen per night.
2500 yen = 32 US dollars = 26 euro = 20 British pounds
4500 yen = 57 US dollars = 46 euro = 37 British pounds
So, you don't get much, but you don't have to pay much for it either.
125,000 times the rooms have been rented. 0.0005% of tenents arrested 62. 62/20=3.1 people arrested each year. I tried counting the parking spaces of the motel, it looks like they have close to 40 rooms.
But...Upon further research http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g41863-d1124170-Reviews-Motel_Caswell-Tewksbury_Massachusetts.html -Known for drug use and prostitution with constant police patrols
http://tewksbury.patch.com/articles/two-days-four-incidents-nine-arrests-at-motel-caswell "Tewksbury Police made nine arrests involving four separate incidents at the Motel Caswell, 450 Main St., over the weekend.
The arrests resulted in charges including larceny of a motor vehicle, drug possession, minor in possession of alcohol and several outstanding warrants."
So the reasoning behind the police being angry could be justified. I still do not like the idea of them taking property though.
I posted here a little over a year ago, with some pictures of the champagne glasses my wife and I bought for our wedding dinner. I meant to post this for our one year anniversary last month but my new job has been keeping me busy.
We went to Easter Island for our honeymoon and came across a sushi restaurant called Kotaro. It was one of the best meals we had on the island, but the sign outside the restaurant cemented it as the most memorable. And we had just spent the day hiking so we were looking to relax.
Found a photo of someone's deconstructed latte and you're right, it's total hipster nonsense: http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60878-d7617947-i121968672-Slate_Coffee_Roasters-Seattle_Washington.html
Oh man, you're in for a treat! Do you have accommodation booked? I highly recommend Arte Vida. it's in an excellent location, the room was beautiful, the staff was extremely nice, and it's easy to enter/exit as you wish. It's more of a boutique hotel, very nice and comfortable.
The Monkeys Cafe-Bar was a great place to grab a beer or a latte (we stopped by in the morning and evening) for a great view of the fortress and to hang out for a minute with a drink to use wi-fi, enjoy the scenary, and talk to some locals. The owner is very nice and will give you tips on things to see. It didn't feel touristy at all, it was a refreshing place to get away from some of the more hustle-n-bustle areas.
The cafe up in the fortress itself had great food and really good beer. I'm not sure what beer you like, but they had several amazing hefeweizens there.
Be sure to see the Salzburg Cathedral, the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and spend time walking around the Old Town - there's plenty to see and do all throughout there! Oh, I don't remember its name, but there's a really cool church and cemetery below the fortress. There are catacombs to visit, too! (I think it was 2 euros). Very cool place to walk around!
About an hour south of Salzburg is the Hohenwerfen Castle and the Eisriesenwelt ice caves (from the album). I highly recommend them as a day trip (just be sure to check their hours during the time you're visiting). Both can be easily done together, they're not far apart. And the train ride/drive down is gorgeous.
I ordered this in Poland once. The pricing in the restaurant was by the 100/g. I ordered 500/g, which in my mind was a pretty healthy portion. The waitress sort of huffed at me, and said "Sir, the minimum order is 1 kilogram".
Oh my god it was awesome. Podwale in Warsaw for the curious.
People and Dinosaurs living together - just one of their many fine exhibits.
This is no place for a public school to go.
You should try Vernon's BBQ if you've never been. Currently ranked on Tripadvisor as #17 best restaurant in St. Louis, #1 best in U-City, and #4 best BBQ.
Here is one I stumbled across while hitchhikeing through Reno NV. It's a massive (164ft) lead wall that goes up the side of a hotel.
actually the GA Tech conference center hotel is pretty nice I stayed there for a work thing a few years back. It's right by the Cheetah if you are into that sort of night life as well. GT Hotel
I also like the W Midtown on 14th, stayed there many times
Parking on Campus is a mess, same as most campuses, use Uber or a cab you'll be better off unless your conference has a special area/lot or parking pass