mumbai going downtown

omg, have just arrived to the new cathay “oberoi” FC lounge at mumbai airport, and you cannot believe the total upgrade.  Big cushey lounge chairs, watching big screen cricket at 1:30 in the morning.  man, it’s like they’ve gone hong kong or something.  after a week of 34 plus temps, this newly opened facility is [...]

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cathay’s wing lounge in hong kong airport

sitting here on my way to mumbai, and still feel this is up there with the best airline lounges in the world! ironic that they’re serving california rolls tonight!

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Carnivores at the Botanic Gardens

Nothing works up an appetite like a walk in the park, or gardens, or more specifically the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens is one of the must-visit places in Singapore. The Gardens contains some of the loveliest orchids -1000 species and 2,000 hybrids. The orchid breeding programme began in 1928, and about 600 species [...]

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Glorious Food Courts

Glorious Food Courts March 1st, 2010 by yasia The Food mall is a speciality in Singapore Sometimes when I travel, I don’t really have time to taste the flavours of a country by visiting many restaurants within my short trip. So places like the food courts in Singapore are great for those who only have [...]

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Il Sole, West Hollywood

8741 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-1182 The ambience is amazing, the wine selection is amazing, the food is good. I have been here a few times now and thought maybe I just did not order the right dish. Don’t get me wrong, the food is good, it just wasn’t over the top. [...]

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SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills CA

SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills 465 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 247-0400 The SLS, with its stunning eclectic decor had the service above  any other I have been to. The staff was amazing. Every aspect of this hotel is amazing. Extremely convenient to Hollywood and Beverly Hills locations, as well as tons [...]

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Asia Burger Crawl

Who would believe Gourmet Burgers exist in Asia? The worldwide FlyingVips’ Burgercrawl will take you to the tiny island of Singapore, where food is adored, and the Burger finds special homage in a Burger restaurant at Relish by Wild Rocket @ Cluny Court. Situated in Bukit Timah Road, the stark white walls and simple decor [...]

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Airport Dining-Your Favorites?

Let me kick off this question with, in no specific order because, as they say, it’s horses for courses: 1)  Cathay Pacific FIrst Class Lounge-Hong Kong: From dim sum to carvery to salads, in a peaceful room, with some water flowing, no windows, very relaxing, just top draw food. 2) Berghoffs at United terminal, gate [...]

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Burgercrawl 2010

Mmmm… Burgers (cue Homer Simpson voice). What could be better than a hamburger? How about three in one night? Our (ahem) “research” began at Comme Ca, a place I had avoided since it opened, due to an admittedly immature grudge against the restaurant for taking over the old Noura Cafe space. —A moment of silence [...]

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5 Top Hotel Pools (non-Resort)-Send in Your Favorites!

ok, give me your top hotel pools that aren’t at some beautiful resort in Hawaii. I’m thinking you’re travelling to Rome, to London, wherever and you have the luxury of a swimming pool to use, not just a little hot tub. My favorites are: Peninsula Hong Kong: The ultimate, with windows that open up and [...]

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