Mar232017

Gdansk Free Walking Tour sightseeing day

Gdansk, Poland is the first European city ‘free walking tour’ I actually planned to attend out of my free walking tours in five different cities during the past year. Timing helped as I learned about the free guided walk at the Gdansk Tourist Information center. I was standing 50 meters from the tour starting point…

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Mar212017

Sofia, Bulgaria Street Scenes

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The idea for this post came to me after reading a comment about the neighborhood view from my hotel room at Ramada Sofia looking depressing. Bulgaria is a poor country, one of the poorest in Europe. There are some great shopping deals, some interesting and old architecture, and a culture to experience interacting with people…

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Mar202017

Ramada Sofia Bulgaria trip report

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For my February trip to Sofia, Bulgaria I booked three different hotel stays for the same dates with reservations for Radisson Blu Sofia on a 2-for-1 rate, Starwood’s Sofia Balkan Hotel on a Cash & Points rate and Ramada Sofia City Centre on Wyndham Rewards GoFast rate. Why did I choose to keep the Ramada…

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Mar192017

Japan Airlines LAX to Taipei $482

Japan Airlines has Los Angeles to Taipei TPE at $482 round trip with one stop itinerary via Osaka KIX. There are some departure dates in May at $505 round trip and then August to January 2018 has $482 ticket prices, except December. Japan Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – Osaka KIX – Taipei TPE – Osaka…

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