Hotel Review: Conrad Beijing Premium Rooms

Hotel Review: Conrad Beijing Premium Rooms

With an early morning arrival I chose to stay in a hotel chain where I have a status as that should allow me to check-in earlier with no issues. In addition I chose a business hotel that has a larger number of rooms and settled on the Conrad which is located along the 3rd Ring [...]

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Scandinavian Mountains Airport to open in December 2019 serving Sälen and Trysil

Scandinavian Mountains Airport to open in December 2019 serving Sälen and Trysil

For the ski season 2019/20 there is a new airport that is about to open in Sweden to cater to skiers travelling all the way north to ski. The colder weather and less crowds in ski areas up north does makes sense for areas in Sweden and Norway as alternatives to visiting the European Alps. [...]

Garuda Indonesia A330 Business Class from Jakarta to Beijing

Garuda Indonesia A330 Business Class from Jakarta to Beijing

Boarding was delayed till around 22:05 coinciding with the flight to Sydney on the next door. Furthermore, passengers need to walk to gate 12 and passengers to Beijing was held back in the corridor to allow the passengers to Sydney to get to their gate and to avoid confusion. This is due to both planes [...]

Dining at the Garuda Indonesia International Business Class Lounge in Jakarta Terminal 3

Dining at the Garuda Indonesia International Business Class Lounge in Jakarta Terminal 3

Normally I fly with other carriers for long haul flights since they usually have way more schedules and destinations. However I managed to find last minute redemption availability for Garuda Indonesia's direct flight between Jakarta and Beijing. This would thus be one of the longest flights I have with my home carrier and my first [...]

Back to Skiing at the Pacific Northwest – Trip Prologue

Back to Skiing at the Pacific Northwest – Trip Prologue

While I picked up skiing in Canada, I have travelled with a group of my friends based in Asia to Japan where it is closer to my place of residence at this point in time. However circumstances on the last ski season somehow found us all heading to Canada and I was enthusiastic to show [...]

Swiss Railway SBB offers free luggage delivery service for a limited time

Swiss Railway SBB offers free luggage delivery service for a limited time

I have always mentioned how nice Switzerland is to travel on their trains. Because the country is mountainous and somewhat small, their trains really takes you nearly everywhere, connecting most of their towns, big or small. Most importantly, the wonderful ski resorts of Switzerland like Zermatt, St. Moritz, Davos, Arosa, Gstaad and Andermatt have their [...]