How to use grab at Manila Airport and in Manila

Updated 2020: Grab is the uber of South East Asia, offering ride hail services, food delivery and courier services, and since the acquisition of uber, your only choice to hail a ride in Manila! And while it was certainly inspired by uber, it has made adjustments to the local needs and using the service is a little different. Check out … Continue reading

The World’s Best Airlines according to Conde Nast: Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways

Conde Nast has been conducting their “Reader’s Choice Awards” for more than 30 years and this year more than 600,000 readers selected their favorite airlines again: Singapore Airlines won for the 30th time, followed by Air New Zealand and Qatar Airways. Air New Zealand is the only surprise here, as they haven’t made the (more thorough) SkyTrax awards in years! … Continue reading

Radisson Hotel Group – Facts & Figures

Radisson Hotel Group (formerly known as Carlson Hotels) is one of the smaller hotel groups with just under 1,200 hotels worldwide. They are also one of the more difficult to track due to their complex ownership structure. With Carlson Hotels responsible for the Americas business and Carlson Rezidor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, they have operated like two … Continue reading

The safest and most dangerous countries to visit in 2020

International SOS each year publishes a map of the most dangerous countries to visit, based on their assessment of travel security and medical risk, including road safety. In this years analysis, Libya and Somalia are the most dangerous places. The safest places to go are Finland, Norway and Iceland. Much of Europe and North America is considered very safe, but a number … Continue reading

FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 after Air Safety Assessment

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet international safety standards as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). They downgraded Malaysia to Category 2, which means Malaysian airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Malindo are banned from launching new flights to the US. Because international aviation … Continue reading

Review apause inn Taipei: A small, windowless room in a great location

The apause inn is a small hotel across from Taipei’s Main Train Station, occupying two floor in a commercial building. The rooms are small and many don’t have windows, but they are  modern, clean, efficient and very quiet. You’ll get a small breakfast and have access to a laundry room and even a small fitness room. If that’s all you need, you’ll … Continue reading