Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Uber China App Workaround

Each time I go to China, I am reminded of Al Pacino's speech from Any Given Sunday. "You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's, that's part of life." Each time I visit China, something also gets taken from me.

Premium Lounge Guangzhou: Not Yuck, Not Great

God bless Priority Pass Lounges. When they are good (see ATL, Athens, Gatwick) they can't stack up to the likes of Cathay's The Wing or Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai. When they are terrible, they are victims of my contempt (see Priority Pass Lounge Jakarta and Mexico City).

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou: It’s Great to Be Grand

Welcome to the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, an impressive hotel with great customer service, a beautiful room, and an overwhelming breakfast. But for my stay at the Park Hyatt Guangzhou, I would recommend making this your home when you visit Guangzhou.

Ganbei! The Guide to Making Friends in China

Nothing is better than going to a city for the first time. This is especially true if that new city happens to be in China. From Shanghai to Shenzhen, each city in China is different. The one constant is how easy it is to make Chinese friends by going out for a night on the town.

Wagyu Pho in Guangzhou: Too Much of a Good Thing?

While visiting the Guangzhou International Financial, I stumbled upon Pho Kim Saigon. I rationalized another culturally insensitive meal as something I had to do for the blog. As I was flipping through the menu, something caught my eye.

Easy-Boarding Lounge Guangzhou: Don’t Pass on This Priority (If It’s Open)

It's the final countdown. The ANA Take Me 'Round the World Trip is almost over.

Recap! Year Of The Monkey Trip Report

Recap! is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Jakarta, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia  Guangzhou, China  Hong Kong  Shenzhen,...

China Southern’s Pork Dumpling Flight Review

China Southern Flight Review is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Does anyone care that I didn't write a Flight Review for KTM to CAN on China Southern in economy?...

ANA Trip Recap: Get Like Me

ANA Trip Recap is the conclusion of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. In the words of David Banner, "Get Like Me." Here's why: Award Booking OCD = Fortnite Addiction Booked! ANA RTW: 22,000...

TPOL’s Travels: The Best Big Cities in the World

I've been everywhere. You've been everywhere. I'm not going anywhere. You're not going anywhere. Let's do this like SportsCenter and rank the best cities I've visited out of the 100 largest cities in the...
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