Monday, October 18, 2021

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...

#7: Pho Peace Summit: Shanghai, China

Hoang Sa Islands? Xisha Islands? Let’s settle it over a bowl of pho. The Paracel Islands have been in the news over the past few weeks not because of their tropical beaches or iconic full...

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,...

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...

Xiao Long Bao: A Tutorial

A trip to Shanghai would be all for naught if you do not have authentic, street inspired xiao long bao. They aren't your local Chinese restaurant's takeout dumplings and they aren't made better anywhere...

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 ...

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,...

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 Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong Island Tokyo,...

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...
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