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Entries from November 2008

A Lorcha – Macau

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Took a day trip to Macau to see what the hype was all about. Like Vegas but the focus seems to be much more about gambling rather than the shows, restaurants, etc. Why else would you have 24-hour high-speed ferry service to Macau from Hong Kong? That being said, there are interesting foods to try […]

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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats

Handspan Travel – Vietnam Tours

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Handspan Travel was recommended to us by friends and we would use them again. If you have a relatively short amount of time in a country, hiring a local travel agency is a great way to maximize your time in that country with a minimum of hassle. In addition, it is likely not that much […]

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Tags: Hong Kong · Vietnam

Spa at the Duxton Hotel – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

I can’t think of a better way to end a long hot day on any trip. Like everything else in Vietnam, spas in Vietnam are very reasonably priced compared to North America. Three hours of spa luxury including manicure, pedicure, steam bath and massage with a fresh fruit juice for 2 people totalled just under […]

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Tags: Favorites · Ho Chi Minh · Vancouver

High Tea in the Peninsula Hotel Lobby – Hong Kong

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

It is said that there are more Rolls-Royce’s per capita in Hong Kong than almost anywhere else in the world.  And you can believe it as you walk up the sweeping driveway of the hotel to be greeted by the hotel’s personal fleet of green Rolls Royce automobiles. If you have the time and inclination, […]

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Tags: Hong Kong · Western Food

Gold Medal Plates – Vancouver, Westin Harbour

November 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Gold medal Plates is a chance to eat some food while donating to a worthy cause – the Canadian Olympic athletes.  Top chefs from Vancouver are paired with olympic athletes and compete for the Gold Medal Plate. There are about 12 chef stations – each serving the chef’s competition dish and you are often served […]

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Tags: Vancouver