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Old 11-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #18151
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However, more likely with the Spanish language Hustler magazine
Nah, no "pup tent", I wasn't camping.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #18152
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We're going to torture you first by making you stay in one of the most unique hotels in Mexico: the Quinta Real in Zacatecas
I always enjoyed eating there. Very nice place. I stayed a night at the Quinta Real in Aguascalientes. Probably one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #18153
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Not to worry ,SR , I only list hotels which I have personally slept in or visited and inspected and asked prices of. Out of curiosity I have walked into of lots of hotels that I knew were going to be very pricy,yes even ones that had $700 - that is US dollars!- and higher as their starting points. And I walked out with a big smile , laughing as soon as I got out the door.
I don't need to list them, the millionaires automatically will gravitate to those so they can boast and show off their buying power. They still close their eyes when they sleep and see this






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Old 11-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #18154
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I have walked into of lots of hotels that I knew were going to be very pricy,yes even ones that had $700 - that is US dollars!- and higher as their starting points.
Crap! Even I haven't seen any of those! Jealous!

Must've been the suite with "Sheila the Masseuse"

I think Sjoerd was in Vegas at the time
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #18155
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Ha! Good one! I did that 21 years ago today, what a coincidence! Upper level international departures in the old main terminal. Put my wallet and passport inside my shirt.

SR, here is some geology porn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYfuI2uZLmg

BBC part 1 of 3 part series
I watched the first episode last night, beautifully done. It looks like it was filmed in IMAX or some other larger format. Looking forward to episodes 2 and 3.

I'd love to take James Hutton on a motorcycle ride from Laredo to Mazatlan, down to Oaxaca and back. He would be ecstatic!

Props to Hutton for figuring out that the earth is old! 250 years later and some people still don't believe it!
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #18156
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Props to Hutton for figuring out that the earth is old! 250 years later and some people still don't believe it!
How many years is that in Sjoerd years????
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #18157
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$700! that sounds like the Ritz Carlton in Bora Bora with Selma Hayek giving massages!
Hmmm, let me think about it... Yeah, that would be worth it.

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Old 11-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #18158
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$700! that sounds like the Ritz Carlton in Bora Bora with Selma Hayek giving massages!
Cost is commensurate with the fact that Salma doesn't use her hands to give massages
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:28 PM   #18159
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To me, worst thing about expensive hotels: The more expensive, the more likely they are to charge for Wi Fi. Wazzup wi'dat?

Watching the geology porn now,,, thanks for the link.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #18160
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To me, worst thing about expensive hotels: The more expensive, the more likely they are to charge for Wi Fi. Wazzup wi'dat?
They do it because they can. High rollers are less likely to complain. Wi-Fi is free at Los Arcos
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #18161
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They do it because they can. High rollers are less likely to complain. Wi-Fi is free at Los Arcos
And.....often those folks can expense the charges anyway. Before I retired I traveled a good bit on business and I never concerned myself about Wi-Fi charges or other charges.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #18162
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To me, worst thing about expensive hotels: The more expensive, the more likely they are to charge for Wi Fi. Wazzup wi'dat?

Watching the geology porn now,,, thanks for the link.
most any hotel will comp you on it if you ask.
just talk to the manager and while others are not listening.

no different then the 4 majic discount words that can be used almost everyone in the world
"are there discounts today?"
these words save face with the person if they cannot offer them "today"
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:21 AM   #18163
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That drives me nuts too!

Also, I'll take 1 key made out metal over 10 plastic keys that seem to work less the later it is at night, the more tired I am
and longer the treck back to the front desk to get a new key is!
The likelihood that your key-card will fail is based on a complicated algorithm that factors in: How many bags you have, how far you are from reception, and just how badly you need to use the bathroom.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:23 AM   #18164
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most any hotel will comp you on it if you ask.
just talk to the manager and while others are not listening.

no different then the 4 majic discount words that can be used almost everyone in the world
"are there discounts today?"
these words save face with the person if they cannot offer them "today"
Just read a book written by a hotel veteran. Never forget that the front desk person can be tipped too. Then they will give you everything that's in their power to give.

I have the book as an .epub Ebook if any one wants a copy. Great reading. (PM me with your email address)
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:47 AM   #18165
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Craneguy, send the book!
I'll use it with my hotel students.

Check your Gmail, amongst those generous offers from the estates of dead Nigerians you've got a missive from yo.

Good score on the Sidi boots! I had no idea Michael Phelps was an ADV rider and selling his footwear.

Radio silence from the Mystery Rider, it likely means someone found his hiding spot and woke him up and put him to work.
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