Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Twelve at Hengshan Shanghai: The Best Breakfast in the World

Shanghai is my favorite city in the world. It also is home to some of the best hotels in the world. One of my new favorite hotels is Twelve at Hengshan which is part of the SPG Luxury Collection. It's located in the French Concession right next to the metro station.

A $60,000 Trip to Tahiti, On Sale for $1999

This is the nerdy Excel and Great Circle Mapper for the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report which covers the following cities: New York City  Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China  Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New...

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah: Pass On It

Going to Dubai is like a scene of out of Coming to America: Taxi: Do you want to go to Queens? Rich fellows should be in Manhattan. Stay at the Waldorf or the Palace. Me: Take us to the most common part.

Air New Zealand Lounge Auckland: Sit Back & Relax

Some may say argue that a 12 hour layover in Auckland necessitates leaving the airport. Since I was returning to Auckland and since I had been traveling like a madman, I decided to spend my half day in the Air Zealand Koru Lounge catching up on life. The first thing I had to do was get an adapter as New Zealand has the weird crooked triangle outlet that my dated adapter does not support.

Emirates First Class to Shanghai: Don’t Stop the Party

Does anyone want to see the same photos that I just posted on my flight from JFK to DXB? I thought not. Instead, I'll focus on what made this flight unique. For starters, I had the caviar and the mezze and some cham...

Emirates A380 Silent Disco!

How do you spend your time in Emirates first? Is it drinking aged cognac? Is it sipping champagne? Or is it getting down to the best UK Hits of yesteryear? TPOL decided to do all...

Samsung S7 Edge: My Only Camera?

I'm on my way out of Shanghai on my way to Tahiti so I have time for a quick a-live post. Since taking off from JFK, I've yet to break out my iconic Nikon...

IC Le Moana Bora Bora: Pointless Stay

Prepare your angry comments, TPOL is about to complain. This hotel sucks. There I said it. It was pointless to stay here for two reasons: First, I didn't use any points; I redeemed my annual Chase IHG free night here.

Visa Blunder Part 3: China Visa-Free Transit Disaster (again)

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong Island Tokyo,...

The Grand Hyatt Shanghai: PH’s Not So Little Brother

The Grand Hyatt Shanghai must get sick of living in the shadow his younger brother, the Park Hyatt. That is literally the case here as the size and stature of the Grand Hyatt which is in the Jin Mao building is dwarfed by the Park Hyatt which is in the World Financial Center.
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