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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Presidential Suite Bedroom

Conrad Bangkok Executive Twin Corner Room - Beds

I had booked an Executive Twin room at the Conrad Bangkok, but found out it wasn’t actually available upon check-in. The agent that checked us in offered a King Room with a rollaway for the first night, and moved us to a “room with two beds” afterwards. Turns out, it was a bit nicer than just…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge - Afternoon Tea

Many hotel lounges offer a breakfast spread and an afternoon Happy Hour spread. Depending on how substantial the food is, sometimes happy hour can even become a dinner substitute. Not only do the Conrad Bangkok have an impressive spread for both, they actually went above ad beyond to offer an Afternoon Tea service. That’s why the Conrad…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok (King Room)

Conrad Bangkok Executive Corner King Room - Bed

Bangkok is a wonderful city for luxury hotels—options are endless, and prices are usually reasonable. My friend and I were staying four nights in Bangkok, and we decided to check out the Conrad Bangkok. For reasons I will describe below, we changed rooms after one night. As usual, I will review them separately. This trip report/review…

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Trip Report & Review – AirAsia “Premium Flex” Chiang Mai to Bangkok-Don Mueang


There are almost 100 flights between Chiang Mai and Bangkok daily, so it’s a pretty highly competitive route. Since it wasn’t part of a larger itinerary, I had the task of booking this one-way flight on its own. For such a short flight, I couldn’t justify using points and miles, which leaves me with cash…

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Trip Report & Review – Coral Executive Lounge Bangkok-Don Mueang

Coral Executive Lounge Bangkok-Don Mueang

There are two major airports serving Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi Airport, which serves most major airlines and international flights, and Don Mueang Airport, which has become the low-cost carrier (LCC) airport in the past decade. For this journey, I was flying AirAsia from Singapore to Chiang Mai. AirAsia Thai is based in Don Mueang airport, and my friend and…

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Trip Report & Review – InterContinental Hong Kong Patio Room


The InterContinental Hong Kong has a special place in my heart. I remember first staying here in 2003, when I was living in Hong Kong. SARS was severely affecting the tourism business in Hong Kong, and the InterContinental ran a deal for locals, where you’d get your room rate back as a food and beverage credit.…

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Trip Report & Review – EVA Air Royal Laurel (Business Class) “Hello Kitty” Jet Houston-Taipei


Man, oh man. This was quite an exciting interesting flight. I’m reviewing a long-haul EVA Air Royal Laurel (Business Class) Hello Kitty flight. As some of you might know, EVA Air has a sub-fleet that is decked out for their “Hello Kitty Experience.” In short, these planes are painted in a Hello Kitty livery. The onboard service is specially…

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