Friday, December 15, 2017

Heaven Must’ve Sent You: The St. Regis Osaka

The St. Regis Osaka is not an exception to the rule. It is perfect. Upon check-in we were informed that our room had been upgraded and because there...

Where Are You Hyatt Regency Osaka?

Where are you Hyatt Regency Osaka? If you've been keeping track of this mess of a trip, you have noticed that the only well-thought out part of the...

5PM Chow Hall: Air China Business Class Lounge Shanghai

In many places around the world 5PM means happy hour. In Air China Business Class Lounge Shanghai 5PM is chow time. It is a spectacle worth seeing...

Air China Business PVG-KIX: Different Plane, Same Product

The trick of my $200, 30,000 US AIR Miles ticket was that all flights must be on Air China metal. I've flown Air China many times and for the most part have not been impressed. I was excited that this flight was on an A321 versus the standard 737. Perhaps this would make the flight different.

Le Royal Méridien Shanghai for Halloween

I am partial to Le Royal Méridien because it is located next to my old apartment building. It is also located next to Nanjing Walking Street, an overcrowded place that is worth seeing once but should otherwise be avoided. Le Royal Méridien is only a few minutes away from The Bund, The French Concession, West Nanjing Road, and all that is good in life.

Shanghai’s Maglev: No Time to Waste

In each of my Hotel Reviews I start off with a Getting There snippet because I am tired of getting ripped off by taxi drivers right when my vacation is about to start. Landing in a new city there is nothing more frustrating than looking up how to get to a hotel and only finding information about the pool...
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui

This is part of the Trip Report The Visa Run Keeps Running (October 2014) and So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December 2014-January 2015)  Getting There: From the airport purchase a one-way ticket for the Airport Express train. Take...

Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai

This is part of the Trip Report The Visa Run Keeps Running (October 2014) which started and ended in Mongolia with these stops along the way: Shanghai, China Hong Kong Shanghai, China Osaka, Japan Kyoto, Japan Beijing, China Here is the overview for...

China’s 72-hour Visa-Free Transit Rule: Flyer Beware

This is part of the Trip Report The Visa Run Keeps Running (October 2014) which started and ended in Mongolia with these stops along the way: Shanghai, China Hong Kong Shanghai, China Osaka, Japan Kyoto, Japan Beijing, China Here is the overview for...

Are You the Fat Guy in the Lounge?

Are you the fat guy in the lounge? Here's a questionnaire to help you determine that: Do you find that your mini table is stacked with plates and glasses? Do you sample everything whether it appears...
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