Category: Travel

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Grecian Park Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Occasion Veronica’s parents were visiting from the U.S., so we made a last-minute reservation at the Greican Park Hotel for a one-night stay to enjoy the area and the well-known hotel. Location The Greican Park hotel is located in the popular Ayia Napa district of Cyprus, which is essentially the Ibiza of Cyprus. Luckily, the …

On The Run, Travel

On The Run: Beirut

First things first about arrival: when arriving in Lebanon, the border agent in will ask about whether or not you have travelled to Israel, but simply visiting the country does not preclude you from entering Lebanon. Just be truthful about why you were there (to visit a friend, travel, etc.) and everything should be fine. Also – …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: InterContinental Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon

Occasion We stayed at the InterCon Phonecia over a long weekend in April 2017. Beirut is a short flight from Cyprus and we had yet to go, so we thought we would check it out. We heard good things about this hotel and had plenty of IHG points to burn, so we booked our stay. …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: InterContinental Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon

Location & Hours The gym is located next to “The Spa” on the first floor of the hotel. The gym is open 24 hours per day, but is staffed only during the daytime. Machines This gym has a good selection of high-quality machines. This includes a leg press, leg extension, and leg curl, hip adductor, …

Travel, Trip Reports

Our $35,000 Trip Around the World

Introduction Veronica and I took a month-long round-the-world trip in February and March of 2017. We started in Cyprus, making our way to the U.S. with a stop in Chicago, then heading to Asia where we checked out Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, and Singapore before ending up back in Cyprus via Paris. Neither of …

Travel

Our Incredible Singapore First Class Suites Experience

Flight Stats: Airline: Singapore Airlines Flight #: SQ 336 Class: O Seats: 3A & 3C Aircraft: Airbus A380 Route: SIN-CDG Date: 12 March, 2017 Award Price: 191,000 SQ miles + $411 (cash price: $13,442–redemption value $.07/point) Flying Singapore Airlines First-Class Suites from Singapore to Paris was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, no doubt about that. Because of …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Occasion We stayed for two nights at the Sheraton Imperial during our Round-The-World trip in March 2017. I booked our room using SPG “points + cash” for 2,000 pts + $35 per night (an incredible 4 cent/pt redemption). I requested, and received, a room upgrade to a Deluxe. Location The Sheraton Imperial is located on …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Location & Hours 6am-10pm with staff, 24-hour access by contacting reception. Machines I didn’t get good photos here, but they have a decent selection of usable machines including chest press, leg press, ab machines, etc. as well as several that seemed odd and out of place (like the disc contraption shown below). The equipment is …

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