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re: Medallion Signature Guarantee or Signature Guarantee? - lagniappe14 on 6/16/19 at 11:37 pm
Your local bank can do it. The Medallion stamp is like a notary stamp except done by a banking institution. You have to show proof of ID, and you may have to sit and chat for a couple of minutes with the bank representative. However, it is free as long as you bank there. If not, there might be a n...
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re: Argentina recs requested - lagniappe14 on 6/4/19 at 10:22 pm
I have yet to download my pics from my camera. Lol. Please post yours. Happy Birthday, kciDAtaE! Oh yeah, my pals had an issue with an airline strike while I was there. Apparently, it was advertised in Argentina, but the airline sold tickets anyway. Thought it was a one-off... Looking forwa...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Places to see or stop for kids between Mobile and Orlando - lagniappe14 on 5/29/19 at 2:55 pm
USS Alabama in Mobile. I still have fond memories of going when I was a kid. Ponce de Leon Springs State Park if you want something farther east of Mobile....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Beer drinkers...what beers have you had that are most similar to Jucifer? - lagniappe14 on 5/29/19 at 2:15 pm
As a lurker FBD fan, I tried Ghost in the Machine, and it tasted mostly like grapefruit. While it tasted fine, I didn't think it was quite worthy of the hype. Jucifer was better IMO. I also liked Nola's Lemon Basil (from a can). BTW, any recommendations for any Pecan beers?...
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re: London and Edinburgh recommendations - outside of typical? - lagniappe14 on 5/21/19 at 10:48 pm
Walk the closes in Edinburgh. At night, you will feel like you are back in time. Pop into any local pub you happen upon. It might be a hole-in-wall full of locals serving hearty fare and dishing out sass. Scotch Whiskey museum is memorable for a couple of reasons for which I shall not spoil. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Trip Report: Romania Bulgaria Serbia Croatia and Hungary April 2019 - lagniappe14 on 5/21/19 at 10:27 pm
My brother-in-law hated the homemade Rakia I brought him from Bulgaria (back when water bottles could go through security). Meanwhile, a couple of women enjoyed it so much, the Sunday School teacher missed Sunday services the next day. :lol:...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Argentine Peso - lagniappe14 on 5/21/19 at 10:23 pm
Credit cards are readily accepted. I only used US cash in Mendoza. The sommelier/tour guide and a taxi driver we hired for the Andes trip both wanted US cash. The exchange rate was 40 pesos to the dollar when I was there. I received 38 pesos per dollar at the blue market. The guy who made t...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Argentine Peso - lagniappe14 on 5/18/19 at 9:23 pm
After the fact, I realized I was lucky nothing happened to me as I exchanged money on the blue market. The outdoor mall was deserted due to the hour. Not so smart. Then, I felt like a bad arse because normally I'd never do something like that. US Dollars are definitely preferred by those in t...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Chile... - lagniappe14 on 5/17/19 at 11:01 am
Easter Island. :) I made a friend on the flight over to Easter Island who loved Valparaiso. There are tours that will take you there and stop at a winery on the way back. You can also take the train and spend the day at your leisure. From Mendoza, I traveled to see Aconcacua, highest mountain ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Chile... - lagniappe14 on 5/17/19 at 10:16 am
I liked Santiago. Very clean city, friendly people, tasty food, great museums, Andes, wineries, and the beach within a day's drive. Tip: stay in a hip neighborhood. It is livelier and has more to do. Lastarria, Bellavista, and Provendicia were my favorites. I stayed at The Castillo Rojo in Bel...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Argentine Peso - lagniappe14 on 5/17/19 at 9:47 am
Due the currency instability, you will not be able to get Argentine Pesos at a bank here in the US. You could try a currency dealer. However, I recommend waiting until you land in Buenos Aires. At the airport, there is a currency exchange. Turn 180 degrees to the right immediately after comi...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Puerto Rico daytime ideas - lagniappe14 on 5/5/19 at 10:38 am
Cueva Ventana looks to be open. It is the cave that opens up to a beautiful view. Check in with El Yunque when you arrive to find out which trails have re-opened. Mt. Britton takes you to the peak. La Mina is still closed. Bring good, non-slippery shoes for caving and hiking....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Washington DC trip - lagniappe14 on 5/2/19 at 8:57 pm
:cheers: Pilot Tiger is right. It is a nice walk. Tip: the Italian store is not far away in a small shopping center. Tasty pizza by the slice/pie, wine, and other goodies. Speaking of walking, years ago I altered my walking route to include Mall, Arlington Cemetery, and Iwo Jima. On thos...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Puerto Rico daytime ideas - lagniappe14 on 5/2/19 at 8:14 pm
Check out the caves around Arecibo. One has a great view; another has an underground river that you can hear roaring nearby. Also, you can grab a bite to eat from the roadside vendors. Coconut mojitos (or your beverage of choice) hit the spot after a long day in the sun. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Washington DC trip - lagniappe14 on 5/1/19 at 10:28 pm
Crawdaddy, your hotel isn't far from the new Wharf area. I'd recommend checking it out. Navy Yards also isn't far; however, use caution at night if walking in the area beyond the centers of activity. You are staying in a great location for daytime sightseeing. At night, it will be dead because i...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Washington DC trip - lagniappe14 on 5/1/19 at 10:21 pm
Inn of Arlington is $85. Lee Hwy is a good area in Arlington, but you'll need to take a bus to the metro. In Rosslyn, Holiday Inn is a little over $100. Much better location, only a block from metro... and Circulator stop for the Rosslyn - Georgetown - Dupont route. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Washington DC trip - lagniappe14 on 4/28/19 at 9:03 am
Circulator has several routes along the most popular corridors. Union Station to Georgetown; Rosslyn to Dupont via Georgetown; National Mall; Woodley Park (Zoo) and more. The routes overlap to make transferring a breeze. [link=(https://www.dccirculator.com/circulator-map-and-information-guide/)...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Washington DC trip - lagniappe14 on 4/27/19 at 9:56 pm
Crawdaddy, where are you staying? In Penn Quarter area (near Spy Museum and National Portrait Gallery), I like Ella's Pizza for a bite to eat. They have a good happy hour menu, too. The Circulator buses (red) are free now, and the buses come every 10 minutes. I second the recommendation to g...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
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