The Unintended Consequences of Cheap Airlines

This is just a very minor thing I noticed but …

I needed to book a flight from Singapore to Hong Kong. I checked and the prices were pretty crazy.

$69 for Tiger (which is rated 1 out of 5 stars)
$105 for JetStar (rated like 1.5 out of 5 stars)
$520 for Singapore Airlines…

Istanbul - Scam, Scam, Scammed

In the first 30 hours I’ve been in Istanbul I’ve been scammed 4 times…

Form Over Function

I recently stayed at an apartment which you can see from the picture is a pretty nice looking apartment

It’s got the fancy show nothing cabinets that hide everything

It feels a little like living in some future sci-fi apartment from Logan’s Run or the Jetsons.

But … after the initial “wow, cool” factor wears …

AirBnB not all roses

AirBnB hasn’t been all roses. My first experience in Hawaii was awesome but most experiences since then have been less than stellar.…

Notes about Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice

I took my first trip to Italy. I started in Rome, then Florence, Milan, and finally Venice.

The short version is, Milan was best but over all I Italy didn’t live up to the hype for me.…

Manoa Falls

I was in Honolulu looking up a restaurant or something on Google maps and I saw a marker for “Manoa Falls”. I had never been and I assumed it would be like Opaekaa Falls or Wailua Falls in Kauai. Both of those are just off the road. You get out of your car, walk 50 …

Amsterdam Notes

Random notes to self about Amsterdam…

Tromsø Notes

Notes to myself about Tromsø

Small town on Island. Kind of reminds me of Kauai as their populations are similar although I don’t know if the population I read is just Tromsø city or if including the surrounding area makes it much bigger…

Amsterdam's Red Light District

I visited Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District. I thought about visiting it alone but decided a tour would probably be more fun so I signed up for this tour. Our tour guide was great. Very sex positive. Very supportive of the working girls. I highly recommend it. Here’s some notes and thoughts.

Copenhagen Notes

Notes to myself about Copenhagen

I’m not sure what I expected visiting all these Northern European countries but it’s interesting how they are all similar and yet all distinct. I guess that’s the same as any cities but they’re more distinct than say 2 US cities which generally have more similar cultures.

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