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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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