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MOS pack review, best bag for your travels

This new travel companion of mine has so many features and pockets, it’s hard to remember what goes where sometimes. I picked up the MOS pack in the U.S. a few weeks ago and have been using it since. I like it a lot, so I figured I’d...

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Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge, Tokyo Narita Airport

Japan is famed for service and the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong is competitive with lots of high paying passengers, so it is easy to have high expectations for Cathay’s lounge in Narita. However, I find it to be underwhelming. The lounge is located in terminal two....

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Pasadena California Free Overnight Parking

As I stayed at the Westin Hotel Pasadena, I also needed to park my car. However, they charge a lot for parking, so I decided to search around if I can find street parking for free. Pasadena and surrounding cities have weird parking rules where you can’t park...

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Westin Hotel Pasadena Review, California

Westin Hotel in Pasadena is a nice property, one of the better ones if you need to be there. It’s very close to Old Town and the Rose Bowl. The Paseo Colorado outdoor mall is only 2 blocks away. Went I got there check-in was swamped…moved slow and...

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Review: Hong Kong to Bangkok, Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 891

Ticketing Sri Lankan has some excellent ticket prices on this route currently, in both economy and business class. I booked a return ticket through the travel agent Travel Expert for $1,387 all in the week before travel. Sri Lankan had been running a deal through Groupon which is...

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Plaza Premium Lounge Gate 40 HKG Airport

Last review in a series of Plaza Premium Lounges in HKG and TPE, covering the one by gate 40 (West Hall) at HK International Airport. Previous reviews HKG Lounge by Gate 1 HKG Arrivals Lounge TPE Terminal 2 Lounge This lounge is fairly new and is on the...

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Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei Review Terminal 2 TPE

Taoyuan Tapei Airport Terminal 2 has two Plaza Premium lounges which are next to each other. There’s a lounge area in the middle of the terminal above the departure floor with lounges for all of the airlines. You’ll see it right after passing through immigration. There’s a lounge...

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Madera Hollywood Hotel Review

Madera Hollywood is one of the newest boutique hotels in Hong Kong. It’s also one of the most unique and nicely designed. Looks more like a room in Europe or North America, and some of the rooms are themed after famous Hollywood stars from yesteryear. It’s a small...