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Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

After deplaning from my prior Saudia flight from Kochi, I followed the rather flimsy signs towards transit. An overly sleepy single attendant manned the security checkpoint and mentioned that he expected just four (!) other transit passengers within the hour. Not a busy day then! Riyadh Airport has two terminals that are interconnected behind security with […]

Posted on December 29, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 I had initially booked an award using United miles from San Francisco to Novosibirsk all on Turkish Airlines. Turkish cancelled my San Francisco flight out of the blue just two weeks before departure (after half a dozen scheduled changes earlier in the year […]

Posted on March 19, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye Review

Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye Review

I have been to Istanbul, including the Taksim area, a number of times. For my latest trip, I selected the Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye. The hotel is located about a 15-minute walk from Taksim Square in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Harbiye. Harbiye is a bit of the new ‘Moda’ here, which has become seriously […]

Posted on March 18, 2017 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

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Lufthansa Business Class Review A380 San Francisco (SFO) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Lufthansa Business Class Review A380 San Francisco (SFO) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Originally I was booked in Turkish Airlines’ direct flight from San Francisco to Istanbul but the airline decided to cancel my flight two weeks before departure and re-book me into a flight a day later which would have made my onward connection impossible. So I called United and they re-booked me after some back and […]

Posted on March 17, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Lufthansa Miles and More, Turkish Airlines Review

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My top 15 Things to do in Kos

My top 15 Things to do in Kos

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Why you should visit the Princes’ Island Istanbul My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul Why you should make the trip to Ephesus Turkey Things to do in Izmir Things to do in Bodrum Kos is one of the 1,600 islands that Greece features. Kos is […]

Posted on August 6, 2015 by in Travel Deals

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Radisson Blu Asia Istanbul Review

Radisson Blu Asia Istanbul Review

The Radisson Blu Asia Istanbul is located on Istanbul’s Asian side (no surprise there) in a business district called Atasehir. There aren’t a lot of sights for the Istanbul visitor in its immediate vicinity. However some Things to do in Istanbul aren’t too far away – namely Kadikoy and Moda. I stayed at the Radisson […]

Posted on July 25, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul

My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Why you should visit the Princes’ Islands Istanbul Istanbul is a huge city and home to 14 million people. It’s chock-full of sights and has grown more famous in the last 10 years, especially with European ‘city trippers’. A big part of the Old Town and the European […]

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Onur Air Review

Onur Air Review

I flew Turkish discount airline Onur Air (Review) last week. The segment was short – just 200 miles from Istanbul to Izmir – the airplane basically does not even reach cruising altitude for such a short distance. Onur Air sold tickets for just about $32 for the one-way – this was on a very busy […]

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Travel Deals

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Hilton Izmir Review

Hilton Izmir Review

You can book the Hilton Izmir here. Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city and has a pretty position along the Aegean Sea. The Hilton Izmir is in an admirable location right downtown in Konak, Izmir’s best neighborhood right by the sea. We’d had an early flight from Istanbul and the airport bus dropped us off […]

Posted on July 22, 2015 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Intercontinental Istanbul Review

Intercontinental Istanbul Review

You can book the Intercontinental Istanbul here. About exactly 2 years ago I stayed at the Intercontinental Istanbul and wrote a review. I went back last week and wanted to see what has changed. The lobby looks like it has gotten a facelift and looks nicer with a new coffee shop now. The guest rooms […]

Posted on July 19, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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The Best Things to Do in Astana, Kazakhstan – on a layover!

The Best Things to Do in Astana, Kazakhstan – on a layover!

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Turkish Airlines Business Class Review – Seoul (ICN) to Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU) Air Astana Review (Economy Class) Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk Review DoubleTree by Hilton Novosibirsk Review S7 Airlines Review – Economy Class Astoria Hotel, Vladivostok Review […]

Posted on May 31, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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