Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two ways to confuse the locals in Japan

“Konichiwa,” I said as I approached the counter this morning to make my purchases at the Keio Department Store food market with my hands full of my items. The lady at the cash register perked up and immediately began firing …

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Review: A tale of two lounges (ANA Lounge NRT and Plaza Premium Lounge YYZ)

I started this afternoon off seemingly in the lap of luxury. At Narita, I waited for my flight in the ANA Lounge, partaking of the delicious food on the custom noodle bar followed by sushi from the cold bar.  To …

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Review: Holiday Inn Cotai Central Macau

The dodgy cabbie pulled up onto the cobblestone drive and up to the portcullis that looked like a palace that Ghengis Khan would have been proud to call home. Tall columns and grandeur with an air of dynasty about it. …

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Into Macau

I wouldn’t say I was gripping the seat in terror but I will say that my confidence in reuniting with terra firma at a speed significantly lower than terminal velocity was not too high as we bounced and bumped and …

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Some tips for Public Transit

Here are some things I’ve learned in my travels for getting around in foreign cities, especially in Asia.  Not any particular order of importance, just some things I’ve noticed and picked up along the way. 1: Get the app.  These …

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Oh Taipei, I missed you so…

I love my job, I really do.  Not only to I work with some truly gifted, wonderfully kind and fun people, but my job affords me the ability to work completely from my home office as well travel world wide. …

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Review – Ibis Hotels (Worldwide)

In town around the world for a holiday? Need somewhere to stay that won’t set you back a ton of money, yet offers an above average room and bed? I’ve stayed in some pretty cheap places in my life, from …

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