Tag Archives: Asia and Middle East Travel

Trip Report: A Different Side of Hong Kong

This is the fifteenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which reviewed the Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, here. I had only two full… Read more »

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which reviewed the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, here. Given the prices… Read more »

Cathay Dragon Business Class Chiang Mai to Hong Kong

Business class cabin

This is the twelfth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered what I did in Chiang Mai, here. Cathay Dragon Flt. 233 Chiang… Read more »

The Holiday Inn Chiang Mai (and Bonvoyed by the Le Meridien Chiang Mai)

This is the tenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight on Cathay Dragon from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai, here…. Read more »

Connecting at HKIA and Cathay Dragon Economy Hong Kong to Chiang Mai

This is the ninth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight on Cathay Pacific’s A350 in business class from Cape Town… Read more »

Help me decide how to spend 4 days in Asia next January!

Readers, I need your help! I’ve booked a round-the-world trip for this coming January. The plan is to spend some time in Victoria Falls, then South Africa, before heading back home via Hong Kong.  Right now, I have 4 days in Hong Kong, and I am not committed to spending… Read more »

2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

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It’s a bit late, but here is my 2015 travel year in review post.  It was a huge travel year for me, as I hit 5 continents and did more long-haul flying than I’d ever done before. It was a lot of mileage redemptions, and low on the mileage earning… Read more »

Return Home: Cathay Pacific Business TPE-HKG, the Cathay First Experience HKG-ORD, and The Pier Lounge

  I was going to fly home via Tokyo on Japan Airlines in First Class to LA, connecting to a domestic first class flight on American to DCA.  When my travel dates changed, I was able to snag a flight on Cathay Pacific First from Hong Kong to Chicago, which is… Read more »

Taipei Megapost: Landis Hotel and 2 Days in Taipei

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It’s been more than two months since I got back from Taiwan, and a lot has gone on since then, so excuse blog posts lacking on detail. To help me catch up, I’m going to one Taipei megapost, covering both the Landis Hotel and my exploration of the city. The… Read more »

Seoul (ICN) to Taipei (TPE) on Cathay Pacific Business Class

A 9:20am flight isn’t that early, unless you are flying out of Incheon, which is basically like flying out of Baltimore if you live in DC. I woke up at 5:15am, checked out of the Holiday Inn Express and headed to the Metro. My original plan had been to take… Read more »