Monday, August 3, 2020
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Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, A City Within A City

After my pampering at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, it was time to get back to real life. It was time for my stay at the Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, a...

Cathay First YVR-HKG: The Next Episode

And there I was in Vancouver, Canada, former home to the infamous winger Todd Bertuzzi. The Canucks is what comes to mind when I think of British Columbia.  Unfortunately, today would not be the day...

Cathay Dragon Coach: Hong Kong to Sanya

It's the last stop on the Year of the Monkey tour, sunny Sanya. I enjoy writing a coach review to mix it up. Who needs champagne on every flight? Sometimes you're too hungover for that.

Cathay Pacific First Class HKG-ORD

67,500 AA miles to fly first-class from Hong Kong to Chicago is a sweet deal. Finding out that I received a 6,750 rebate for having the Citi AA MasterCard made it even better. Add in 15 hours of first class luxury and I was in for a real treat...

Where to Party? New Year’s Eve

If you take a look at the New Year's Roll Call Trip Report you'll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year's Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved, went stale for a couple of years, until rebounding.

Hong Kong to Shenzhen: An Easy Trip on the Train

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Shenzhen? When I lived in Shanghai years ago, the cheapest way to go on a visa run was to take a flight to Shenzhen and then a bus to Hong Kong.

No Worries: Shenzhen to Hong Kong Via Transfer Van

The Shenzen to Hong Kong Van Transfer Transport Review 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,...

Cathay First JFK-HKG: Part 1 to Vancouver 

​I'm reminded of wise words a stranger once told me, "Don't fly direct on Cathay Pacific from JFK, take the scenic route through Vancouver." And that's what I did. And here is why you...

Hong Kong Layover = Lan Kwai Fong

Anthony Bourdain has his Layover Guide to Hong Kong and I have mine. With all due respect to Bourdain, his layover is actually a stopover as he stays in HKG for 48 hours.

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,...
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