Monday, September 26, 2022

Subway! Eat Local

The knock on American travelers is that we will fly to the ends of the earth to visit a new country but we still order McDonald's when we get there. This isn't a redundant post...

Visa Stamps: Color Between the Lines

You know what really grinds my gears? I'll tell you. I hand my passport over to the immigration officer, present my half smile, and try to think about baseball as he studies my every move...

PEK-BKK Technical Delay: Drinks Please!

When I am served a glass of champagne and some fresh OJ, my programmed response is that it must be time to take off. Down the glass in style, tilt the seat back against...

The Banana Pancake Trail to Myanmar Starts This Monday

This is the start of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Pack your bags, get ready to ship out on...
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The St. Regis, My Mauritius

For he who says, "It is the journey not the destination that is important," I say, "Have you stayed at a St. Regis?" My constant internal struggle of whether I prefer the posh life of...
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The Conrad Maldives: Heaven Can Wait

Island breezes, world-class hospitality with no care in the world, that's my idea of heaven. At the Conrad Maldives, heaven, like good service, will have to wait.

Why SQ 777 First Class > SQ A380 Suite Class

Is the sky falling down? Is Y2K upon us again? How can this man dare claim that Singapore Airlines First Class on a 777 be better than Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Class! Is it the...

No Soup For You! The Soup Nazi in Mongolia?

No soup for you! Like a rerun of the Soup Nazi episode, my pho life has been on hold since moving to Ulaanbaatar. Two things are not in dispute: I am the Pho King. The pho in...

The Sugar Bowl New Orleans: Celebrating Brady Hoke

There are certain places in the world that march to the beat of its own drummer, that have its own unmatched charisma and charm. In the United States, New Orleans is that place. This Trip...

IGLOO-GER: The Helsinki-Ulaanbaatar Trip Report

If you're on the IATA website wondering why you can't locate the airport codes for IGLOO and GER it is because nobody flies to these frozen locales. If you live in an igloo or reside...
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