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but i should have based on past interactions since you don't seem to do well with that.
happy to skip NYC! I only chose it for the cheap flights. I can see a $352 flight from Madrid to Cancun, then Cancun to Mexico City for $41
it's a lot cheaper to go Barcelona => NYC => Mexico city (128 + 120)
any flight savings will be eaten by actually doing more than connecting through NYC. if you leave the airport basically at all, there goes any savings.
you're really looking at what, $150 ish in difference. you'll spend that in a single night in NYC.
haha yes I was just thinking that
I think I'll exit this convo now...
have you been to Seville? it looks like it has a slightly rating on NomadList
it's amazing. my favorite city in southern spain.
nice, thanks!
if you go i'll give you some recs, just let me know.
thanks! I will let you know!
I think I will skip the skiing:

โ€ข Kuala Lumpur to London ($365)
โ€ข London to Seville ($31)
โ€ข Seville to Madrid ($20)
โ€ข Madrid to Cancun ($352)
โ€ข Cancun to Mexico City ($34)
โ€ข Mexico City to Miami ($116)
โ€ข Miami to London ($134)
โ€ข London to Kuala Lumpur ($400)
but this is still a lot of flights
any idea how I might be able to cut out some of these?
I guess I'm always going to need 2 stops between Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur. Google is suggesting Mexico City => Dallas/Fort Worth => Hong Kong => Kuala Lumpur, but I don't like that that 17 hour flight to Hong Kong
veppznahhajvx what if it was a a380 or 747, multi deck with a bar
vhufdqlsmneji might also check via Vancouver. Then check local airlines that do vacations to Mexico.
Sunwing E.g.
Or air Canada rouge if are ok with cattle ๐Ÿ„ experience
Sunwing is pretty crap too
Its trashy
But on the positive side you probably could ski in whistler
And check the city theyโ€™d dubbed one of the most livable in the world.
Having just done two 10+ hour flights (plus two 2 hr flights), the thought of a 17 hour flight gives me hives
longest continuous flight i've done is 12 hours. i have 0 interest in doing longer. i'm too old for that shit and it takes too long to recover.
is it worth taking the train from Seville to Madrid? It seems like it might actually be around the same time as a flight (2h30m vs 1h30m), if you count checking in, waiting for boarding, etc. Plus I can get to the airport in Madrid exactly when I want to. And would be nice to see more of the country ()
train is more comfortable than a flight will be. and the country will be lovely.
if you're in seville for a bit, try to do a day trip to ronda. it's beautiful.
required snacks for training in spain split of wine, some ham, some cheese, some olives, some dark chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚
thanks, that does sound very good!
Damn, now I want to go to Spain. ๐Ÿ˜…
for a booking that complicated is probably worth it to get flystein.com|flystein.com to double check
i miss spain. march baby!
Usually in Europe if the train is 6 hours or under I would rather take the train
If you include the time to get to the airport, deal with airport security, etc, it comes to about the same amount of time
Because train stations are generally a lot more central than airports
wfizyhvwchovw Yeah that quick train from Seville to Madrid is fine, and probably better option than flight (which including all the security and stuff will take probably longer)
thanks for the tip! I haven't used them before, and it sounds really good! I think they can also help me figure out how to use some credit card miles
I think I would enjoy this Uber
100% train over flying
Train travel is so nice when the math works out
Train duration + 3 hours is my limit to not fly
A lot of stuff in Europe I prefer to train
Although Eurostar is such a pain to get down to the south of France vs just flying
wow this trip is so hard to plan. I have to go to the other side of the world, and want to visit a lot of different places, but not too many
Don't plan it
Just go
Be an adult and plan it so you donโ€™t get stuck in Tangier with just a inflatable flamingo and a pair of swim shorts
Agreed. Just book the flight and everything else can get sorted when youโ€™re there
Absolutely. Sounds like he wants a bunch of flights connected into a routing tho
Planning doesn't work for me, my life just goes smoothly all the time and I do not understand how
Low expectations?
Nah, undeserved luck
Well, good for you
In that case
Want to come to bray with me ?
Iโ€™ve been wanting to get back to the fat duck
And my usual in (front of house manager) has moved on
We could try for a no-reso walk in
I just embrace the chaos. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Iโ€™ll pay!
i plan minimally. i've found over the years that the more i plan in advance the more those plans change.
tarkwowtcrixxv I have the same problem, Iโ€™m learning to catch myself before making commitments too far in advance (with myself and others) ๐Ÿ˜…
I canโ€™t not plan ahead because everywhere I go tends to be high season so if I donโ€™t have my housing sorted then Iโ€™m hosed
yeah. it's definitely more difficult if you need something very specific. you have to have the ability and willingness to be flexible. and sometimes not planning ahead bites you in the ass. like the time barcelona was basically fucking sold out and even hostel rooms were going for like $250 a night for an 8 bed dorm.
I don't mind when that happens, keeps it interesting
well i'm a cheapass so paying a couple hundred bucks for a few hours sleep annoys me. ๐Ÿ™‚ but it was my fault so...
Used to annoy me more, before I figured out how useless I am at working with poor sleep
was that during the Barcelona Mobile World Congress maybe? I have heard before that this event basically fills up any available bed in Barcelona
Seems like a bargain almost when you look at the big pic
Still annoying but yeah
I don't spend a lot of time in pricey hotel countries
i have no idea. i was there for a concert. and i looked to book a hotel a couple days ahead, which is usually fine for barcelona, and it was insanity. luckily i just needed to be there one night.
I had the same problem booking for Milan while they had the Fiera del Mobile (an event about design and furnitures), I had to drive 2 hours to get a โ€œcheaperโ€ 60โ‚ฌ room
glad it all worked out in the end but yes, $250 for an 8 dorm room bed is out of the question. In such a situation Iโ€™d rather pay $300 and have privacy ๐Ÿ˜†
yeah, i paid a couple hundred for a hotel room a 20 minute walk from the concert venue. no way was i paying that much for a DORM.
but i was seriously contemplating just going to the train station after the concert and catching a night train. but then i would have had to figure out my luggage stuff since baggage check at the terminal isn't 24/7
and i think they'd have frowned upon me bringing my big bag to the arena. lol
yeah, I left my luggage once at a Bar because I ended up stranded in Southern Tenerife (bc flight was late) with no bus to the north and Taxis were like โ‚ฌ100. So I tried to get a cheap hotel room but without success (hotels donโ€™t do late night walk-inโ€™s it seems). Ended up taking the taxi north in the end and paid the โ‚ฌ100 ๐Ÿ™
the joys of travel. it's all super glamorous all the time!
I still 1000% prefer my slowmad lifestyle over any โ€œcommute not optionalโ€ job (unless Google were to pay me 400k+ to work for them, which is not going to happen anytime soon, hahaha)
oh yeah. there's no comparison.
i just laugh because if you look at all the IG nomads you'd never know everything wasn't rainbows flying out our asses all day.
or all of us working at the beach, sunglasses onโ€ฆ pfffโ€ฆ people posting such pictures on instagram should be kicked in their behindโ€ฆ anyone who ever tried working at or on a bach knows how shitty it is (sand everywhere, bad/no WIFI, too much light etc)โ€ฆ
anyone who is serious about their job wouldn't take their main piece of money earning equipment (which is a pain in the ass to fix/replace on the road) to a beach in the first place. sand. gets. in. every. thing.
it does, sometimes Iโ€™ll have some sand come out in the shower 3 days after I was on the beach lastโ€ฆ I donโ€™t even want to know where it hid ๐Ÿ˜
In peopleโ€™s experience here, does Aeromexico usually weigh carry-ons? I do carry-on only, and both bags total ~22kg which is more than double the stated 10kg limit on the site. Iโ€™ve been on other airlines with a posted limit, but in reality they didnโ€™t care. Though Iโ€™ve read really mixed reports about that with Aeromexico. Theyโ€™re the only ones with a non-stop from Seattle, so Iโ€™m hoping they donโ€™t. If not, then Delta with a layover it is.
With Aeromexico Iโ€™ve never had the issue, but generally Iโ€™m more worried theyโ€™ll weigh my carry-on if I can only check in at the desk. There they might look at your bag slyly and ask to put it on the belt to check if itโ€™s under 10, and if not they make you check it.

So if you can check in online youโ€™re often good, they wonโ€™t go through the hassle of weighing it when youโ€™re boarding (I think, on total circumstantial evidence)
in my experience, they're less likely to weigh a backpack. probably thinking that if you've got it on your back it's probably not too heavy. ๐Ÿ™‚
Iโ€™m probably at the limit of whatโ€™s considered a reasonable carry-on with my 55L backpack + regular backpack ๐Ÿ˜… Only time Iโ€™ve been hassled was a Condor flight from Germany to Seattle, but I managed to talk my way past that. I just get nervous when they explicitly post up a low limit like that.
I know i'm more productive with proper sleep but I still have that stupid American must-get-this-done-at-any-cost-now work mentality
though i've improved massively in that regard in the last couple of years
uvwhywokdvalaongw please teach daknzidnoo your wisdom
Itโ€™s not my fault he is slacking off
_Arianna Huffington enters the chat_
Did anyone notice that itโ€™s possible to chat with people on the plane (same flight) trough airasia mobile app.
www.cntraveler.com/story/mobile-passport-now-lets-you-renew-your-passport-in-24-hoursbr />
interesting. i already use mobile passport when i can as it's a huge time saver. this could come in handy while traveling though.
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