Thursday, October 6, 2022

Flight Review: Air China PEK-BKK in Bidness

This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to...

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...

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...

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.

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...

The Bleh Aloft Beijing Haidian

My issue with the Aloft Beijing Haidian comes from the website's own description: "Our name says it all—Aloft Beijing, Haidian—so our location’s kind of ...

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.

Avoiding Taxi Scams Abroad

Today, OMAAT wrote an article about how he got hustled by a taxi driver in Beijing. Getting taken by a taxi driver is one of the worst things about travel. Based on my experience...

TPOL’s Guide to Bargaining Abroad

Read the 2019 Bargaining Guide. Greetings and salutations from 中国。Today's topic is bargaining abroad. This is an update to my previous guide for those looking to score the best deals on bags, shoes, watches while overseas. Yesterday,...

Visa Blunder Part 3: China Visa-Free Transit Disaster (again)

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti ...
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