Tikal and Guatemala City, Guatemala

Hi There! Two weekends ago I visited Guatemala. The main goal was to check out the beautiful Mayan ruins of Tikal in the rain forests of Northeastern Guatemala near the border of Belize. We did end up having some time though to briefly explore Guatemala City as well. Over all it was a great trip….

Taiwanese Carrier Face-off: Eva Air (BR) v. China Airlines (CI)

Taiwan has two major international full-service carriers: China Airlines and EVA Air (E-V-A Airways). China Airlines is the oldest and was partly started by Madame Chiang Kai Shek, Eva Air is privately owned and only just 20 years old but has since put itself on the map as a top international carrier, it was also…

Weekend in Tequila/ Guadalajara, Mexico

On the last weekend of June, I ventured off to Guadalajara and Tequila in the states of Jalisco in Mexico. Guadalajara is the main city in Jalisco and Tequila is a short one hour drive outside, and yes this is where Tequila the liquor is made. The fun thing about traveling during this time was…

Weekend at Iguazu Falls (both sides) and some tips

In early June I ventured down to South America once again. This time I was chasing waterfalls (yes a few ladies in the 90s will tell you otherwise, but in this case its worth it). I headed for Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu/ Cataratas del Iguazu). It is the largest waterfall system in the world…

Review: Emirates 77W & A380 First Class Muscat-Dubai-Washington D.C.

Overall: Amazing bar, shower, mattress pad and alcohol selection. Mediocre service (on DXB-IAD sector). Disappointing lounge and onboard food. I definitely enjoyed this experience and say it was worth the points and taxes/fees I splurged on the ticket. Emirates’ first class suites are by now considered “classic” but in 2003 it revolutionized First Class commercial air…

Muscat, Oman

Oman In May I had the chance to visit Oman, a country on the Southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is enchantingly mysterious, rooted in its heritage and traditions, proud of its culture yet inviting to everyone. I really enjoyed Oman and together with Jordan, it is one of my favorite countries in the Middle…

Review: Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge

Hello! Back in February I scored a deal for a roundtrip Qatar Airways flight from Muscat to JFK with the Q Suites. I reviewed my first Q Suites flight from Doha to JFK already including the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge. At the time I was ineligible to experience the airlines’ most exclusive…

Weekend in Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile

[Weekend Trip Series] A few weekends ago I ventured off to Chile. Chile is a long narrow country in South America, home to famous wines, a desert and of course Patagonia (shared with Argentina). Like many of its neighbors, Chile was not immune to dictatorship in the 20th century and itself saw some turbulent times…

Luang Prabang, Loas: Mystical and Welcoming

Sabaidee (Hello in Laos)! Apologies for the long delay in getting this particular post up. The longest portion of my Asia Trip Spring 2018 was 5 days 4 nights in Laos. By now I have visited every Southeast Asian country, on this trip I visited my last two which were Brunei and Laos. It would…

Review: Qatar Airways 777-300ER Q Suites Doha to New York JFK

This is a continuation of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional “First…

Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional “First Class” Muscat-Doha

This is a continuation of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional “First…

Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat

Hello! This is a continuation of my Asia Trip Spring 2018. Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018 24 Hours in Brunei  Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur Luang Prabang, Laos Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang Review: Oman Air 787-9 Business Class Bangkok-Muscat Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 regional…