Comments for Thiefhunters in Paradise http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters Pickpockets, Con Artists, Gangsters, Thieves, and Travel Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:28:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Comment on Crime in Port Moresby, PNG by งานพิเศษ เสาร์ อาทิตย์ http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/port-moresby-crime/#comment-40762 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:28:55 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1328#comment-40762 Fine way of explaining, and nice post to take data concerning my presentation topic, which i
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Comment on Hotel sex sounds survey by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-sex-sounds-survey/#comment-40643 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:42:37 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4414#comment-40643 Thanks for sharing that very clear imagery, Adam. Or should I say, well-defined audio replay, which itself paints a clear picture. Good point about B&B vs. hotel, though both are great settings for stories. Remember Fawlty Towers?

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Comment on The Clever Travel Companion — pickpocket-proof underwear by Umar Kanu http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/clever-travel-companion-pickpocket-proof-underwear/#comment-40614 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:06:34 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=3631#comment-40614 Please notify me when the product is available.
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Comment on German menu by Adam Douglas http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/german-menu/#comment-40529 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:43:36 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=5166#comment-40529 We stayed at a hotel in Lindau, Germany that had a sign saying, “guests are please to wear clothes in the restaurant.”

I think they meant that guests must dress nicely for the restaurant, which was indeed rather posh. The sign had a little picture of a man wearing a jacket and tie with arrows pointing to the tie and coat.

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Comment on Hotel oddity #37 by Adam Douglas http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-oddity-37/#comment-40526 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:30:37 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4597#comment-40526 We recently stayed in a Premier Inn in London. From the moment you arrive they pressure you to sign up for their breakfast meal plan. When you enter your room you find signage and laminated menus on every flat surface announcing the same thing. Buy our pancakes. We have waffles. Did we mention that we have a restaurant?

We found this signage rather absurd: On both sides of the bed there is a small shelf meant for personal belongings. Unfortunately this space is impossible to use because the entire surface is taken up by a triangular stand-up sign advertising Belgian Waffles at the restaurant. I ended up throwing all their signage under the bed. Honestly there was no place to put our stuff! Signage overload.

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Comment on Hotel room gripes by Adam Douglas http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-room-gripes/#comment-40521 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:47:35 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=5746#comment-40521 Hotels are always trying to save on laundry and water costs. We have noticed everything from little stickers on the bathroom mirror pleading, “Help us conserve water,” to my pet peeve: Not giving guests enough towels. For heaven’s sake, just charge me an extra 50 cents and give me enough towels. I’m sorry they have to hire staff to do laundry and that costs them money but isn’t that what I’m paying for? I don’t need the hotel whining to me about how much it costs to run the place, by putting up little signs telling me to conserve water, electricity and even how often to flush the toilet!

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Comment on Hotel sex sounds survey by Adam Douglas http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-sex-sounds-survey/#comment-40496 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:47:44 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4414#comment-40496 I don’t mind if the couple is–how shall I put this–normal in terms of volume & duration. We have overheard other couples making love on countless occassions and none of them were noteworthy… except for one. It’s always the strange ones that you remember. We were at a B&B in Galway, Ireland. Now, I have to remind folks that a B&B is not a hotel; it is a home. Someone has opened their home to guests and this is how they make a living. The B&B staff live there, sometimes with small children. With that in mind, I was quite embarrassed at being woken up at 3:00 AM, 3:30 AM, and then 4:00 AM with what I can only describe as a woman being brought to a banging-climax with wild cries of passion, and the sound of a fat man pushing a wheelbarrow of bricks uphill. Seriously, that’s what we thought he was doing. You’d hear these loud (feminine) “uhhh… uhhh.. OHHH YEAH” noises, and at lesser frequency a great heaving “Urrrggh!” like a man pushing something heavy up a hill. It was probably the strangest sex we have ever heard other people having. We had to bite our blankets in order to keep from laughing so hard.

Apparently a tour group (their tour bus said The Paddywagon) of 8 people was staying overnight. Imagine both our curiosity and embarrassment at having to MEET all these people in the tiny breakfast lounge the next morning. We were racking our brains trying to figure out WHO it was. We also felt kind of bad when the owner of the B&B sent her daughter & son off to grade school. Those kids were probably used to rude guests making “adult” noises in some part of their house. Still, how inappropriate. People need to be more respectful.

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Comment on Hotel speak — Hotel Oddity #42 by Adam Douglas http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-speak-hotel-oddity-42/#comment-40493 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:32:29 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=5908#comment-40493 Oh, you stayed at an Ibis hotel. Now there’s your problem. Ibis hotels are awful. I stayed at one in Dublin, Ireland and it was just as you described. Our “view” was an auto-repair yard. The bed was made of hard pine rails–like a fouton–and the matteress was 1-inch of cotton wadding. The shower stall was flimsy fiberglass and the walls were probably made of corrugated cardboard. I’m thinking maybe they recycle pizza boxes and use them for Ibis walls when new hotels are built.

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Comment on Confronting muggers in Panama by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/panama-muggers-2/#comment-40285 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:55:09 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1404#comment-40285 You’re welcome. And thank you for your compliment!

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Comment on Confronting muggers in Panama by Matt http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/panama-muggers-2/#comment-40279 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:25:50 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1404#comment-40279 Well thank you for trying! Really awesome article by the way!

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Comment on Confronting muggers in Panama by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/panama-muggers-2/#comment-40275 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:53:30 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1404#comment-40275 Well, Matt, you inspired me to try to reach a friend of Gustavo’s, whose email address I had. But alas, he has abandoned that address and I don’t have a way to reach the gang in Colon besides going there in person. I tried… Sorry!

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Comment on Confronting muggers in Panama by Matt http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/panama-muggers-2/#comment-40271 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:02:14 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1404#comment-40271 Hey I was wondering what the name of the government sponsored company Gustavo works/worked for, I was wondering if they were still around and couldn’t find anything else on the internet about this. Hiring one of these guides seems like a much more adventurous way to travel and I was hoping to do more research on them.

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by pedro http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-39936 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:27:15 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-39936 I buy all cc only if they good my email is [deleted].

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by pedro http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-39934 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:25:33 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-39934 Hey i need real info cc with money on it no bullshit also i got some connection at WU i can receive up to 40.000 every day without give my name so if any one of you want to make money lets work here its my email [deleted] if you know how to take money out of cc online via WU then we can work

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Comment on Hotel Oddity #10 by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-oddity-10/#comment-39903 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:54:59 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1537#comment-39903 Thanks, Chase. I’ve seen quite a few of these since.

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