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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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Review: Park Hyatt, Guangzhou

In recent years, Guangzhou has seen a rash of new luxury hotels operated by western brands. Like some others, this Park Hyatt is centrally located in Zhejiang new town area (just a few yards from a metro stop). The hotel occupies the higher floors of a new tall...

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Review: Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen

There are some cheap offers for this hotel available from Hong Kong and I recently stayed there. The first thing to mention is location. It is in Guzhen 古鎮鎮, which is an area in the northwest of Zhongshan. It’s a long way from both the main area and...

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Hong Kong to Zhongshan ferry review

The ferry is an easy and convenient way to travel between Hong Kong and Zhongshan. Ports On the Hong Kong end the ferry leaves from China Ferry Terminal. It’s basically a continuation of Harbour City in TST. The TST MTR is about a ten minute walk, or from...

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Review: East Hotel, Taikoo Shing

Swire generally produces beautiful, thoughtfully serviced hotels. Taikoo is a historical heartland of some Swire businesses – to the point that in Chinese the names are the same – so I was not surprised that I found East to be a well-designed and enjoyable hotel in which to...

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EUClaim Success

Some of you may remember back in August I blogged about a mechanical malfunction on the Lufthansa flight from FRA – JFK and how the plane had to turn back to Germany resulting in a 7 hour delay for me. I decided to file a claim for compensation...

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Hilton Niseko Village Hotel Review

Stayed at the Hilton Niseko Village hotel for 4 nights this December on a ski and snowboard trip. Purchased two nights through JTB and two nights using award points booked through the Hilton website. This hotel is REALLY expensive during the winter, so try to use the points...