Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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.

Malindo Air Review: US Discount Carriers Take Note

I had one hour to make my connection when I arrived in KL. We were delayed on the runway for an hour so I was sure I would miss the connection. The flight attendant told me that when we arrived someone would be waiting for me at the gate with instructions on how to proceed.

Priority Pass Jakarta Lounge Review: Yuck

I flew Malindo Air from Jakarta to Kota Kinabalu. At CGK's smaller terminal, I passed the time at the Priority Pass lounge. Obviously, a lounge is better than no lounge but this one was worthless.

Tugu Kunstkring Paleis: Where To Eat In Jakarta

If you're looking for authentic Indonesian food and want more than what is offered in the Grand Hyatt Jakarta lounge or what your tinder date recommends, I highly suggest going to Tugu Kunstkring Paleis. A family friend lives in Jakarta and took me there to get a taste of local food.

Tinder: It’s Not Just For Sex

If you're looking for a million dollar idea, I suggest building a Tinder app for travelers in a relationship where there is no expectation of sex. Apart from using this post to defend themselves,...

Uber Motorbike Jakarta! What Could’ve Been A Great Story

I rationalize doing many things 'for the blog'. Caviar and vodka tour in Russia? For the blog. Impromptu trip to Abu Dhabi? For the blog. That's why while I was in Jakarta, I had to...

Grand Hyatt Jakarta: It’s Where to Stay

Have you ever been to Jakarta? Do you want to go? If so, be prepared for traffic, and lots of it. I went to Java to check it off my country count list for my quest to reach 100 'countries'.

Malaysia Airlines: Business Class Review in SE Asia 

It's hard to write about flying Malaysia Airlines without thinking about the tragedy of MH 370. Following my CNN interview, my new best friend, Richard Quest, was kind enough to send my father and sister an autographed copy of his book on the subject. Even with all the experts weighing in, the mystery remains unsolved.

Ephedrine? Young Lady? Happy Ending?

Motorbike boss? No thanks.  Ephedrine? Young lady? Happy ending? The following words have been used to describe Bali: san‎ctuary, oasis, retreat. Here is another: tragic. The picturesque seaside lined with posh resorts is the sleight of hand meant to...

Champagne Saturdays

Ever think you are "getting too old for this shit?" Then you find yourself at Cocoon Beach Day Club in Bali with a bottle of champagne, fresh strawberries, and a glass full of no...
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