Category: Trip Report

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Review: POP! Hotel in Jakarta

POP! is a chain with multiple locations across Indonesia. They are similar to a number of other chains there, which offer fairly basic accommodation in popular areas packaged up in a colourful branding. I recently stayed at the POP! in Kemang, Jakarta. I suspect that the different properties...

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Review: Xiamen Airport VIP Lounge

This lounge is the one used by Cathay Dragon and a slew of other airlines. It is situated at gate 17, one level up. The lounge is spacious and has good views out onto the tarmac. That also makes it feel quite light. There is a large open...

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What’s the Macau TurboJet like in economy class?

We’ve reviewed the Cotai Water Jet service between Hong Kong and Macau before. The other ferry service between Sheung Wan and Macau is the longer standing Turbo Jet service. Departure and arrival points Like the Cotai Water Jet, Turbo Jet offers service from Hong Kong’s Macau ferry terminal,...

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A Beautiful Colonial Hotel in Mérida, Mexico

I recently stayed at the Gran Hotel in Mérida. The hotel is situated in the heart of the colonial old town, with tourist sights, restaurants, cafes, and a bookshop all a stone’s throw away. As a tourist, the location could not be better. The accommodation was around four...

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Cute But Costly: Liangzhu Lifestyle Hotel, Xiamen

Xiamen feels a lot like Taiwan. That makes it a popular place to visit, and as it gets more popular its tourist infrastructure continues to grow. The city has a lot of hotels but the Liangzhu Lifestyle Hotel is a different experience from a standard Chinese hotel. A...