Saturday, December 3, 2022

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu: It’s A Different World Out There

This property itself receives high marks. It is a shiny gem in a city covered by dirt and mud.

Why I Lie to Taxi Drivers About Where I’m From

Where You From? is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Nepal should be on the list for Worst Places to Hail a Cab. After asking where I'm going and giving...

Master Bargainer: TPOL’s TIPS for Shopping Abroad

There's nothing worse than haggling to buy something you like, only to find out that you overpaid. There's nothing worse than the gut-punch feeling from finding out that I paid more than someone else.

A 45 Minute Time Difference in Kathmandu? Stupidity Knows No Bounds

45 Minute Time Difference is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. I wrote about how stupid daylight savings is (see No Daylight Savings in Puerto Rico! Literally, When Will the...

Drukair: My Flight to Bhutan to Find Happiness

Drukair Flight Review is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. "On the Wings of the Dragon" is DrukAir's slogan. When I learned Druk meant dragon in Bhutanese, I felt safe....

Priority Pass Kathmandu: Best Food in the PP Network

I have been to many Priority Pass Lounges. The Priority Pass Kathmandu is by far the best I have been to in terms of food. 

Nepal Visa on Arrival, Needed Even in Transit

The Visa Devil almost struck again. Originally I was supposed to go to Bhutan after Nepal. The lack of availability on Drukair, the flag carrier of Bhutan, necessitated the change of going to Bhutan first.

Air China Business Chengdu Kathmandu: Sleeping Through Breakfast

I've flown Air China business many times. It is underrated. As part of the ANA RTW ticket, I maximized my 22k miles in business by adding the final Chengdu to Kathmandu segment.
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