This is a random listing of information that I come across as I travel around. This will at some point become outdated, and will lack cohesion. The only point is to have that bit of information you are looking for and can't find.
Below is the information as of the last time I had it for Dung Tailors in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Address: 221 Le Thanh Ton, District 1
Telephone Numbers: 3829 6778, 3824 5676
Mobile Number: 0903 954546
Email is dungtailor at hcm.vnn.vn
Work is somewhat commensurate with the price. Deadlines often missed. English is spoken by the main woman is charge which makes things simpler. You can choose your fabric at the store next door and have them work together to make what you need. I’ve had pieces with bad sewing jobs and pieces that came out great. I write about Dung Tailors and a couple others spots in my Vietnam guide
The cheapest way to get from NYC and EWR (Newark Airport) and back is as follows:
Cheapest Way to get from NYC to EWR
I suppose the cheapest way is to do something illegal.
For the second cheapest way:
Take the PATH train from NYC to Newark Penn Station (note: Newark Penn Station in New Jersey (the state next to New York) is different from Penn Station in NYC). The easiest most straight forward method is to take the PATH from the World Trade Center Transportation Hub (aka The Oculus) to Newark Penn Station. You can use a Metrocard (currently $2.75) for this ride. Read More →
One good place in Mayoyao to stay is Helen’s Guest House. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone numbers I last had were +63 920 520 7413 and +63 906 141 0715. Rose Igadna is the Helen’s Guest House contact.
There aren’t many places to stay in Mayoyao – I think I found maybe 3 and 1 of those was under renovation. Helen’s was a good stay – some of the rooms are better than others but its very familial. Without a lot of restaurants around – one of your better options is to have them cook for you which they will happily do with some notice.
Overall I had a nice experience there and the location near the Mayoyao rice terraces is pretty good.
For starters, the T17T053 is thermostatic and the T17053 is pressure-balanced. Next, the T17T is more expensive. You may do your research and feel that pressure-balanced is fine for your needs (which it probably is) and that you’d rather save the money. This post is not so much a review as it is an informational post (and I know, it has nothing to do with travel) because this information is not out there (and the information that is confuses the two parts, etc). Read More →
If you are headed to South Korea, this maybe isn’t so relevant. However, if you have a long layover in Seoul’s Incheon Airport (ICN), you should consider (or at least be aware) of the Korea Transit Tour which is provided at no charge. The following is summarized from the Free Korea Transit Tour booklet and is here for your convenience. What is included? The tour bus and guide. What is NOT included? Entrance fees or meals. Read More →
This post is for describing how to take the Express Des Iles ferry from Guadeloupe to Dominica and Martinique.
I highly recommend booking the ticket online at http://www.express-des-iles.com/ as the ticket counters can move very slowly. You will need to input your passport info but you might need to guess as to the translation. The English version of site does not work for the booking form. However, it seems you only need to get the major details correct. Read More →
You might be flying on Emirates or another airline and have a long connection in Abu Dhabi. To get from Abu Dhabi’s airport (AUH) to Abu Dhabi the city, the bus from airport to Abu Dhabi is very easy and cheap. I highly recommend doing this if you are looking for something to kill time (or are interested in Abu Dhabi). Read More →
There are two Cu Chi Tunnels. There is the one that most of the tourists go to, known as the Ben Dinh Cu Chi Tunnels. By everything I can tell, these were created for tourists and are not the real deal. Of course, these are super easy to get to and every tour will be in your face telling you to go to these. Read More →
These prices are for Chaung Tha Hotels and Guesthouses from the beginning of 2015 (High Season). Some of these prices are negotiations down from the asking price. In Chaung Tha, you should always negotiate the price because, as in most of Myanmar, they keep asking higher and higher prices to see if people will pay them. Negotiating and walking away if need be is the only way to keep this price explosion in check. You aren’t getting a lot for your money when compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Read More →
Not sure why anyone would need this as you can just pick up a random driver when needed, and please let me know if at some point it doesn’t work, but you can contact “Asitha” at 077-6074779. He gave me a ride to the CMB Colombo Airport and was a good guy.
I rode out to Hebron and hunted down Hirbawi Textiles – great place to visit. It is the last Palestine manufacturer of the traditional headscarfs. If you are in the market downtown, there are a couple vendors selling these. However, the other vendors are selling Chinese knock-offs which are one of the reasons why all the local factories went under. Read More →