I begin this review with the sad news that SQ no longer flies from Houston to Moscow, Russia. The new routing is Houston to Manchester, England. That's the only negative you will find in this report as everything else was perfect.
I once asked the question, "How long is too long at the lounge?" Personally, I like to get there as early as possible and take my time drinking, eating, and mingling. Before my SQ flight to Moscow, I arrived at the Amex Centurion Lounge in Houston hours before my flight, excited for what may be the best airline in the world in terms of service.
It's a Hyatt Place. I've stayed at enough of them at this point to know what I'm getting myself into. The room is spacious, the bed is comfortable, but the soaps, cleverly named 1-2-3, are nothing special.
Arepas were invented in Venezuela and some argue that they were perfected in Colombia. I'm not going to make that assertion until I visit Margarita Island to find out for myself. I can say that the arepas in Miami whether they be Venezuelan or Colombian restaurants pale in comparison to those in Colombia.
Who wants to see more pics of the inside of an airplane? Nobody. This review has nothing to do with the flying machine I took to Cartagena and more to do with taking advantage of flash sales and getting over the stigma of flying coach. Unlike hoarders, I do not have a stash of points that keep me warm at night.
It's not all about South Beach when it comes to Miami. There are many great areas of Miami including Brickell, the next most livable city after Scottsdale, Arizona. Brickell is the financial district of Miami which is why it has high end hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, and the Conrad.