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Italy 2009

A real travel … find?

Ok, those of you looking to get a great location in downtown San Francisco need only go so far as Union Square Plaza Hotel! This little (gem?) isn’t nearly as bad as the $59/night rate suggests! No shared bathroom or anything! Ok…well, the radiator is held together with masking tape. Not DUCT tape! Masking tape. … Continue reading »

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San Francisco from the Airport to downtown

As with most large cities, SFO is a ways out of town. Getting into town is not hard. There ate taxis, buses, and the local subway called BART. (Bay Area Rapid Transit) there is a BART station in the airport, just take the skytrains to it.

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Taipei subway

The Taipei subway is pretty new and clean. Fare just lower than $1 per trip but the network is not full. It will, however, probably get you to the main tourist places just fine. By a chip at the pay stations. It looks like a poker chip. When you go through the turnstyles, just tap … Continue reading »

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Taipei

So I’m off on Monday for another USC Global conference. This one is in Taipei, Taiwan. I’ll be joining 500 friends, most of which are USC Trojans (fight on) and business leaders from across Asia. I look forward to lots of great discussion on the state of the global e onomy and where business oppertunity … Continue reading »

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Cell / mobile in Italy

If you have a mobile phone and want to avoid the international roaming charges, consider getting a SIM card from the local mobile carrier. Here in Italy, there are a few and I picked TIM (which I think is Telicomm Italia Mobile) it is working great! Good coverage and cheap service! The SIM card with … Continue reading »

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Marketing pros

Think this product needs a name change before entering the US market?

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Museum advice

Get reservations before you go! The following offer reservations online and getting them will save an hour + of standing in line. Ufitzzi Galley Academia Florence Vatican museum

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