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1 hour ago, sid_9169 said:When I get a chance, I'll tabulate all of the usernames of those who commented along the way, and I will personally thank every single one of you... You still have a chance to respond now, before I put the list together...


Sure hope I don’t get left off the list this time 😗😗😗😗

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On 12/2/2019 at 8:44 PM, reeinaz said:

I thought I saw a sign in another review that said no bare feet was allowed on the furniture. They had to at least be in socks.

With food and bare feet, you wonder when we hear about a foot mouth disease outbreak

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Great review as always Sid. I’ve read through all your past reviews and the entire Ay Tee El thread. Cruise line’s should be paying you for this content. 

Edited by Cccc89

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Welcome back home Sid! Thanks for taking us on vacation with you again. Loved every minute of it! Time to wash our dirty laundry now!

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On 12/7/2019 at 8:37 PM, sid_9169 said:

Shot oclock at Vibe... Poop your pants... (Rommel called it something different, but I'm trying to keep it PG-13...

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Oh yeah, Rommel insisted that I give the toast on this shot, since it's the end of the cruise... Well, it was definitely not something I can print here on Cruise Critic... You'd just have to be here...


that shot looks like one commonly served in Ireland called a baby Guinness, but we’d have tia Maria or kahlua in the bottom part so it looks like a Guinness in miniature.

 

btw everyone moaning about bare feet on furniture try  being allergic to the aloe Vera everyone slathers all over themselves and leaves behind on the furniture... I had a really bad breakout from it on the back of my legs after sitting on a vinyl chair in the atrium on breakaway. 

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After I took another shower following the long travel day, I needed to find some food... I still had Miami on my mind, so I headed to one of my favorite places for Cuban sandwiches. Havana sandwich shop has been around for as long as I can remember. The original location caught fire about twenty years ago, and they moved further up Buford highway about a year later. Then, a few years ago, they ended up refurbishing the original location, and it was like they never left... Some of the people working there have been there since they were kids, and are now grown up and running the place.

 

My go-to meal here is the Cuban sandwich with a side of both yellow rice and black bean soup... The rice has a tomato sauce on top, and I like to put most of it right into the soup...

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I ate every single bite, all the way down to the last single grain of rice... After that, I had to work for about three hours, and now I'm home trying to get some laundry done before having to go back to real work tomorrow...

 

I still can't seem to clear my left ear following the flight. I'm basically totally deaf on that side from the pressure. This has never been a problem for me before, and I hope it clears up sooner than later. The pressure is giving me a horrible headache...

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10 minutes ago, meatball_nyc said:

Hope the San Juan souvenirs made it home ok.

Take it easy, sid. Till next time....

They did... The one, I actually wrapped carefully, and carried it individually in a plastic grocery bag...

 

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11 hours ago, sid_9169 said:

My vacation savior, Pam hooked me up with priority debarkation... Just waiting for clearance...

 

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I was there and did not see you!

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48 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

After I took another shower following the long travel day, I needed to find some food... I still had Miami on my mind, so I headed to one of my favorite places for Cuban sandwiches. Havana sandwich shop has been around for as long as I can remember. The original location caught fire about twenty years ago, and they moved further up Buford highway about a year later. Then, a few years ago, they ended up refurbishing the original location, and it was like they never left... Some of the people working there have been there since they were kids, and are now grown up and running the place.

 

My go-to meal here is the Cuban sandwich with a side of both yellow rice and black bean soup... The rice has a tomato sauce on top, and I like to put most of it right into the soup...

IMG_20191208_144645.thumb.jpg.f095b5f16eff84aae989335578dcb86b.jpg

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I ate every single bite, all the way down to the last single grain of rice... After that, I had to work for about three hours, and now I'm home trying to get some laundry done before having to go back to real work tomorrow...

 

I still can't seem to clear my left ear following the flight. I'm basically totally deaf on that side from the pressure. This has never been a problem for me before, and I hope it clears up sooner than later. The pressure is giving me a horrible headache...

What's worked for us is some hydrogen peroxide in the stuffed ear.  Bubbles up and may itch a little as it clears.  Doctor uses it in their big plunger but you can just put a little in there in stages.  Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor!

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Yes, hydrogen peroxide in the ear. The bubbles are a really weird, yet kinda fun sensation. You might have to do it a few times.

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What a fabulous report! Thank you. 

 

I cannot believe the people sleeping in the OL. Its like they actually went there with a purpose to sleep. WTH. 

 

We will be in the Haven, but knowing Rommel is right next door, I may want to get the Vibe passes. I really think my dd and her bf would enjoy Vibe over Haven too. 

 

Cannot wait to see Chocolate Cowboy and Bong. 

 

Where did you spend your nights once done with dinner?  I know you dont stay out too late but was there a place you enjoyed ending your night?  How was the waterfront at night?  Was the place that use to be the 5 Oclock Somewhere bar crowded in the evening?

 

More more question, what was your favorite bar and restaurant?

 

Sorry you are back to reality and thank you again for taking the time on your trip to post photos and answer questions! I appreciated every word!

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Sweet...souvenirs made it home. Looks awesome. 

Chew gum, yawn or try the hydrogen peroxide. I have some in my bathroom closet but it’s kinda far away. At least it’s not the cruise crud!!

 

 

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I ordered the Bacon Flag T-shirt for DH today. I couldn’t not. 
You’re a great storyteller. I enjoyed reading along. Thank you!

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Another idea to clear the ear is to take a decongestant. Works like a charm about an hour after you take it.

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Excellent review!  I'm excited for my Encore cruise now.  Off to look for your other reviews...

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18 minutes ago, sns1009 said:

Excellent review!  I'm excited for my Encore cruise now.  Off to look for your other reviews...

You're in for a real fun time!!!

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Thank you so much Sid!

I have two NCL cruises booked and I'm off to Atlanta in April so I've also loved o all the way cool places to see/eat in/photograph in Atlanta that you have highlighted!

Again, my thanks!

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Thanks Sid, we'll being going on the Encore for our first NCL cruise in January.  Loved reading your review; it made me even more excited for our cruise

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