Thursday, October 6, 2022

China 144-hour Visa-Free Transit: It Worked the 1st Time

This post is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong Island Tokyo,...

Twelve at Hengshan Shanghai: The Best Breakfast in the World

Shanghai is my favorite city in the world. It also is home to some of the best hotels in the world. One of my new favorite hotels is Twelve at Hengshan which is part of the SPG Luxury Collection. It's located in the French Concession right next to the metro station.

Yang’s Dumpling Shanghai: Still #1

This is a Food Review of Yang's Dumpling which is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti ...

Shanghai Fabric Market: What Is Friend Price?

TPOL is the best bargainer. Period. That's the attitude you need when you enter the tailor market at Liujiubang Lu. There's nothing more fun than spending a Saturday afternoon picking out shirts, suits, and button combinations. Sometimes the suits end up looking like something from Star Trek.

The Grand Hyatt Shanghai: PH’s Not So Little Brother

The Grand Hyatt Shanghai must get sick of living in the shadow his younger brother, the Park Hyatt. That is literally the case here as the size and stature of the Grand Hyatt which is in the Jin Mao building is dwarfed by the Park Hyatt which is in the World Financial Center.

Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai: The Beautiful Boutique

The cosmopolitan life is what the Andaz brand is all about. It's what the W brand aspires to be but will never become. The Andaz Shanghai combines the best of all worlds by delivering an upscale experience in a great neighborhood.

TPOL’s Guide to A Night in Shanghai

Shanghai is the best city in the world. I cannot definitively tell you why I think so. There's just something special about it. It has a unique energy and diversity that I have yet to encounter anywhere else in the world. Curiously, what I love most about Shanghai is that there isn't a lot to do. Days consist of either going to the Fabric Market or recovering from the night before. And it is the latter point that this post will focus on.

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,...

VPN: A Necessary Hotel Amenity in China 

TPOL was blocked in China! I've been trying to publish reviews as quickly as possible because I won't do it when I get home. The plan was thrown off when my laptop charger gave out,...

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.
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