Finance

Purple Bricks Reviews: Selling A House For A Quick Sale

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In this post I’ll explain the entire experience of selling a house online, for sale by owner, comparing alternatives to real estate agents, researching how does Purple Bricks work and my Purple Bricks Reviews. The entire process from placing my home for sale with Purple Bricks to closing in escrow was 50 days and I […]

Europe

Avoiding Burning To Death At The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin

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I was surprised how expensive hotels are in Dublin. If you’re looking for a place to stay around Dublin city center, expect to pay $250+ per night. That’s just the starting point for hotel pricing, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel was $400/night…if you used cash. But most importantly, I hope your hotel doesn’t burn to […]

Japan

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka

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Kyoto Streets

I booked an actual hotel for the next night after the capsule hotel but in Japan it’s RARE to have early check-in.  I got up early and was checked out of the capsule hotel by 07:00.  From Osaka, it’s only an hour train ride to Kyoto.

Europe

Spending A Long 19-hour Layover Iceland

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After arriving in Iceland from Los Angeles, I had 19-hours to kill before arriving continuing to Dublin.  The plan: Rent-a-car, hangout in the Blue Lagoon, eat at Habibi, sleep in the car and then go to the airport.  Most of that plan failed.

Europe

Renting A Car In Iceland: A Heroic Tale Of Survival

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If you’re licensed in the US to drive a vehicle, you can drive in Iceland without any additional paperwork.  It seems crazy but you can. Even if you have no idea what the street signs mean and and how “roundabouts” work, you can legally drive a car in Iceland.

Airlines

Wow Air Flight LAX-KEF: A Good-Bad Deal

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Update 2019: Wow Air is no longer in service. Wow! This flight was budget. I got a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to Dublin (with a 19 hour layover in Iceland) for $330.  That price included seat selection (7A window seat), priority boarding and a carry-on bag.