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PLAYA DEL CARMEN: Tamales and tequila

In Eating / Food, Mexico, Shopping, Transportation On June 5, 2010 2 Comments

If you get bored of the all-inclusive resort life on the Mayan Riviera, a trip into Playa del Carmen is easy and cheap. Originally a small fishing village… Read More »

AIR TRANSAT: Decent plane food

In CANADA, Eating / Food, Mexico, Transportation On May 24, 2010 6 Comments

Air Transat is a charter airline, focusing mainly on sunny destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida, as well as major hubs in Europe. We didn’t really know… Read More »

MACAU: Fast boat to pork chop bun

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hong Kong, Sights, Transportation On February 15, 2009 3 Comments

Like Hong Kong, Macau is a former European colony. Portugal controlled the region from the 16th century until it was transferred back to China as a special administrative… Read More »

GUILIN: Cruising down the river

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, Sights, Transportation On January 20, 2009 1 Comment

Guilin (桂林), which literally translates to “forest of osmanthus flowers,” is famous for its karst terrain where jagged limestone cliffs rise dramatically above shimmering emerald rivers. Guilin is… Read More »

CATHAY PACIFIC: Setting an example

In Eating / Food, Transportation On January 9, 2009 6 Comments

Having thoroughly enjoyed Japan Air Lines (JAL) a few years ago and our flights with Cathay Pacific this time around, there are obviously many things Asian airlines are… Read More »

CATHAY PACIFIC: Waiting out a snowstorm in style

In Eating / Food, Transportation, Vancouver On January 8, 2009 4 Comments

We were blessed by the travel gods this Christmas as airports across Canada were paralyzed by snowstorms. We managed to fly out of Calgary to Vancouver with only… Read More »

Flying in a dream

In Eating / Food, Ottawa, Toronto, Transportation On March 25, 2008 7 Comments

Dear Mr. Porter, I know you’re not a real person, but the raccoon mascot for Porter Airlines. Nonetheless, I thought you would like to know about how much… Read More »

Mr. Porter’s airline of choice

In Ottawa, Toronto, Transportation On December 10, 2006 2 Comments

The mascot for Porter Airlines is a cheeky raccoon named Mr. Porter who looks like he’s got a secret. It’s a good one: you no longer have to… Read More »