Aug 14

Airline Review: United Airlines – Business Class (Boeing 747-400 with Lie Flat Seats) : Frankfurt – San Francisco (UA 59)

Flight:  United Airlines 59 from Frankfurt to San Francisco Equipment: B744 (Boeing 747 – 400) Class: Business Seat: 6G – 6H Seat Specification: Flat bed seats (rear facing), Seat pitch: 76″. Seat width: 20″ United operates a Boeing 747 for its Frankfurt – San Francisco route with business class in both upper and lower decks. In upper deck its …

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Aug 09

Hotel Review: Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel Alexanderplatz 7 D-10178 Berlin Germany Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel is located in the previous East Berlin right by the Berlin Tower and within a couple of minutes walk from Alexanderplatz S+U Bahn station. The TXL Express Bus departs from Alexanderplatz station in very frequent intervals all …

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Aug 07

June 2017: Berlin Trip Report

Day 1: There are many places in Berlin where you can still see the remnants of the Berlin Wall but the two most popular ones among them are the East Side Gallery and Berlin Wall Memorial Park. We wanted to start our Berlin trip with East Side Gallery and took S-Bahn to Ostbahnhof station. After …

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Aug 02

Hotel Review: Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte

Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte Wallstraße 23-24, 10179 Berlin, Germany Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte is a Carlson Rezidor property located close to Museum Island area of Berlin. It is between 2 U-Bahn stations (SpittelMarket and Märkisches Museum), within 5 minutes walking distance. It is also a couple of U-bahn stops away from Alexanderplatz which …

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Jul 31

June 2017: Prague Trip Report

Day 1: We bought a day pass (110 CZK per person per day) from our hotel front desk for each of our days in Prague. The pass allowed all 4 of us to travel together on tram and metro for unlimited trips. We started the day by taking the tram to Charles Bridge. Standing on …

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Jul 21

Hotel Review: Park Inn Prague

Park Inn Prague Svobodova 1961/1, 128 00 Nové Město, Czechia Park Inn Prague, a Carlson Rezidor hotel property, is located by the Vtlava river and about 5 minutes walk from Vysehrad Castle. There is a tram stop on both sides of the hotel within about 2 minutes walking distance, namely Vyton and Albertov. These two …

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Jul 18

June 2017: Budapest Trip Report

Day 1: We took the metro M1 line from Oktogon stop to Deak Ferenc Ter and switched to Bus 16. The bus crosses the river Danube and turns by the Funicular and goes uphill all the way to Buda Castle. After exploring Buda Castle for a couple of hours we walked towards Matthias Church. The …

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Jul 13

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest

Radisson Blu Beke Hotel Budapest Terez Korut, 43 H-1067 Budapest Hungary Although there are a few Club Carlson properties in Budapest, we chose this hotel mainly for its location. The Radisson Blu Beke Hotel Budapest is located about 6 minutes walk from the Oktogon Metro stop (M1 Line). The hotel costs only 15,000 Club Carlson …

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Jul 10

June 2017: Vienna Trip Report

Day 1: We took the hotel shuttle to the city center where it dropped us off in front of the Vienna State Opera. Right next to the opera is the busy shopping street of Kartner Strasse. We walked along the street and came across the beautiful Donner Brunnen Fountain. After taking some pictures we walked …

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Jul 07

Hotel Review: Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South

Hilton Garden Inn Vienna South Hertha-Firnberg-Strasse 5, 1100, Vienna, Austria Hilton Garden Inn is located a bit away from the city center next to Business Park Vienna. The hotel does provide a complimentary shuttle bus throughout the day (with varying frequencies depending on time of the day) between Business Park (about 1 minute walk from …

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Jul 05

May 2017: Munich Trip Report

Day 1: We arrived in Munich early morning on our flight from Houston. The S-Bahn station is right outside the airport served by both S1 and S8 lines. We were staying right next to the Munich Central Railway Station (Munich Hauptbahnhof) and so the S-Bahn was the best way to get to the city. A …

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Jun 26

Hotel Review: Aloft Munich

Aloft Munich Bayerstrasse 37, Munich, 80335, Germany Aloft Munich is a SPG Category 4 property located right next to the Munich Main Train Station (Munich Hauptbahnhof). This makes this hotel a perfect location for a few days trip in Munich as you can access the S-Bahn and U-Bahn as well as regional trains for other cities …

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Jun 21

Airline Review: United Airlines – Business Class (Boeing 767-300 with Lie Flat Seats) : Houston – Munich (UA 102)

Flight:  United Airlines 102 from Houston to Munich Equipment: B763 (Boeing 767 – 300) Class: Business Seat: 2A – 2B Seat Specification: Flat bed seats, Seat pitch: 75″. Seat width: 21″ United operates a Boeing 767-300 ER (2 Class Configuration) on Houston – Munich route. There are 30 Business class seats with 6 rows of 2 x 1 x 2 …

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May 26

Summer 2017: Central Europe Trip Report – Introduction

My parents are visiting me in the US this summer and after their month long stay we are going to be visiting Europe for a 2 week trip. I was in Europe for the first time during the summer of 2014 when we visited Amsterdam, London, Lucerne, Milan, Venice, Rome and Paris. This time around …

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Mar 30

Airline Review: Qantas – Business Class (Airbus 380-800 with Lie Flat Seats) : Melbourne – Los Angeles (QF 93)

Flight:  Qantas QF 93 from Melbourne to Los Angeles Equipment: A388(Airbus 380-800) Class: Business Seat: 18 F (Not a true flat bed, Middle row with direct aisle access) Seat Specification: True Flat Bed, Seat pitch: 78 “. Seat width: 21.5 ” This was my first ever flight on Qantas as well as an Airbus 380 aircraft. I was very excited …

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Mar 24

Airline Review: Qantas – First Class (Airbus 380-800 with Open Suites and Flat Beds) : Melbourne – Los Angeles (QF 93)

Flight:  Qantas QF 93 from Melbourne to Los Angeles Equipment: A388(Airbus 380-800) Class: First Seat: 3A (Open Suite, Window seat with direct aisle access) Seat Specification: True Flat Bed, Seat pitch: 79 “. Seat width: 22 ” MilesPointsTravel Disclaimer: This review is solely the work of Karen. I flew on Business Class on this flight. This flight happened to be …

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Mar 22

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport

Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport 10-14 Centre Rd, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045, Australia Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is located right next to Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine Airport). The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to airport although you can walk through the parking structure next to the hotel. A complimentary night here costs 35,000 IHG Rewards points. …

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Mar 20

January 2017: Melbourne Trip Report

Day 1: After checking into our hotel (Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne), we walked to Queen Victoria Market which is located just 2 minutes away. Victoria Market is a fantastic place to do some souvenir shopping as well as trying out different ethnic cuisines. In addition to souvenirs, they had a variety of shops such as …

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Mar 15

Hotel Review: Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne is located in Melbourne CBD area next to Flagstaff Gardens. It is located within 2 minutes walk from Queen Victoria market which makes for lots of options of dining and souvenir shopping. A free night at the hotel costs 44,000 …

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Mar 13

Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Auckland

Crowne Plaza Auckland 128 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand Crowne Plaza Auckland is located just a couple of minutes walk away from Sky Tower in the heart of Auckland. It is about 20 km away from Auckland International Airport and you can use various mode of transportation (I recommend Skybus) to get here. A …

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