• Antarctica January 20, 2015

    #5 Posted : Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:32:19 AM


    Hi (Jordan)...It will be nice to meet everyone....what part of Florida are you from? Heading to Highland Beach this afternoon.

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  • Any recommendations for good Peking duck place near Waldorf Astoria in Beijing?

    #6 Posted : Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:38:55 PM


    soun80 said:

    As always, Portolan, thanks for the tip. Shescha, thanks for your input. I have a question. I've looked at some reviews on the internet from both places and I noticed that they encouraged people to "reserve" the duck 24 hrs. before. It that true? Thanks for your input.

    We didn't make a reservation 24 hours in advance. Our TD, Scott, made the arrangements 4 or so hours in advance. I'd suggest either asking the concierge or TD to help with this as soon as you get to Beijing to avoid disappointment if it happens to be a busy time.

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  • Credit for any trip

    #7 Posted : Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:29:46 PM


    While this certainly seems suspious and no doubt violates the T&C for Tauck vouchers (I hadn't heard of them before), a little Googling associates Doug Slye with the phone number listed and provides some context to prove he is a real person. So I think this is a naive or misguided request, not a scam.

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