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Greg Shill



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Born in Arizona, raised in Orange County, CA,  lived the past 25 years in Miami. Retired 4 years ago to follow my wife who got a teaching position in Chengdu, China. After 3 years there, my wife found a new position in Latvia where we have lived since July 2018

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APhone service outside of US?

In many countries you can get short term SIM cards from local carriers that will give you mobile data and phone service.  I have bought these in France, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.  I know my current country, Latvia, also offers them. ... See More

QAustria: Christmas in Austria

Can anyone recommend a nice quaint village to pass the Christmas holiday? See More

AMiami: Unsafe neighborhoods in Miami

Overtown See More

AMiami: Where can one roller skate in Miami?

South Beach See More

ACurrency Exchange

You should be able to use your U.S. ATM card at pretty much any ATM machine.  There is little to no commission being charged just any transaction fees charged by the machine.  This way you dont have to bother with carrying around a lot of dollars. See More

QTibet: Mount Everest Base Camp

We are going to Tibet during Chinese National Week.  Has anybody here been to the base camp?   I understand it is a pretty long drive.  Is it worth it? See More

AMiami Beach: I have only two days in Miami

Actually there are not a lot of beaches in Miami-Dade County.  All of the southern coast is mangrove shoreline with no beaches at all.  My personal favorite beach is the South Point area of South Miami Beach.  It is not quite as crowded as the rest of South Beach​,... See More

AMiami: Miami Highlights

Go to the Deering Estate​in Palmetto Bay​ a very low-key mansion built in the early 20th century by John Deering (Deer Tractors).    It is on a very lush area of land right on Biscayne Bay​ with a great view and... See More

AWhich country is your favorite?

It would be really hard to say which is my favorite so I will rate them, 1-3, by continent.  All of these are countries in which I have spent significant time, weeks - years. Europe  -  been to all of Western Europe Spain​ FrancePortugal... See More

QHotels in Gerupuk

We are going to Lombok in June and are looking for a good place in Gerupuk for up to one week See More

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