Introduction: Asia Trip Spring 2018

I’m trying a little something new on my site. An introduction post to an upcoming trip so I can hopefully hold myself accountable to update my blog as I go. Welcome to follow along especially on Instagram where I update the most frequently, @gastronomictraveler.

I’m soon departing for an 11 day (12 including travel) trip through Asia, including a few days at home in Taipei. My trip will consist of 15 flights, 10 airports, 9 airlines, 2 new countries. The 2 most exciting flights among the 15 would be Oman Air business class on their 787-9 from Bangkok to Muscat and checking out the brand new Muscat International Airport as well as Qatar Airways’ game-changing Q Suites business class from Doha to JFK. I’m very excited to stay at an AirBnB on a water village in Brunei and for the family’s trip to Laos where we will stay at the brand new Rosewood Luang Prabang for a part of the trip.

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I dont plan on reviewing all the flights as individual posts, some will be quickly whipped into the larger trip posts but in the case of the new ones for me I will probably post. The first two flights I wont post about as one is a domestic U.S. flight which is nothing exciting and the other is of a product I’ve blogged about before, China Airlines 777-300ER Business Class, flying Atlanta-San Francisco-Taipei.


24 Hours in Brunei –> Air Asia X, Air Asia, Royal Brunei Taipei-Kuala Lumpur-Bandar Seri Begawan-Kuala Lumpur-Taipei

Review: Royal Brunei Airlines A320 Business Class Bandar Seri – Kuala Lumpur

Luang Prabang, Laos –> China Airlines and Bangkok Airways Taipei-Bangkok-Luang Prabang-Bangkok-Taipei

Review: Avani+ Luang Prabang

Review: Rosewood Luang Prabang

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

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

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


I hope to post and update the blog and this page with links as I go.

It will be a packed few days back in Asia but I am so excited for the various aviation experiences and travel adventures that await. Further, I am hitting my last two Southeast Asian nations that I have yet to visit.

Stay tuned.


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