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Building wind power projects on land costs less: experts

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Vietnam has a large potential to develop wind power at sea but it should focus on the development of wind power on land first, Nguyen Ngoc Tan, an expert in wind power from Germany, suggested. At a seminar on wind power issues in Vietnam held on the afternoon of April 6th, the Vietnamese national said […]

Friendship Order presented to outgoing Algerian ambassador

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Hong Nam on January 12th in Hanoi presented the Vietnamese State’s Friendship Order to Algerian Ambassador Cherif Chikhi to Vietnam in recognition of his active contributions to developing the two countries’ friendships and long-term cooperation during his five-year term of office in the country. Deputy Minister of […]

The Free Bank Account Every Canadian Traveller MUST Have

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

How would you like to get $50 completely free? Read on! Flytrippers is an online travel media: our mission is to help you travel more, for less. We do that mainly by curating the best flight deals from Halifax and 8 other Canadian cities on

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Golf Caddie: Top Tips For Maximum Enjoyment

by Danielle McDonald @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

Our tours to exotic destinations such as Dubai, Vietnam and India will see you tee off in luxury with carts and caddies included at most courses to really add wow factor to your experience. With highly skilled local caddies, you may never read a green...

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ILO helps improve working conditions for textile employees

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

The programme will be conducted over five years supporting the government in improving labour standards, and working with companies to build a more effective process for abiding to them. The focus will be on increasing the efficiency of enterprises, widening their consumer services and thereby promoting overall economic development. Vietnam is the first nation chosen […]

A Big Thank You – International SOS Group – 80 pax

by Samnang Chhon @ Asia Natural Tour – ANT

Dear Sam, Thank you for all your help with everything, you were amazing and I’ve heard even more wonderful things about you. You went above and beyond, more than anyone else I was dealing with. I really appreciate all your efforts throughout this time. You were like my ‘right arm’ – apart from Tracey. It...

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Le Golf National: Is it Ryder Cup Fit?

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

The Ryder Cup is a global golf phenomenon. It dominates the headlines, courts controversy, ignites social media, and draws in millions of non-fans. In 2018, the Ryder Cup makes its way to Le Golf National. When you get there you get the feeling that you...

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Tuzza Travel | 34% off South East Asia Tours with G-Adventures, yes its true

Tuzza Travel | 34% off South East Asia Tours with G-Adventures, yes its true


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Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

A trip to the Etihad Airways First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi was the warm-up to the main event: flying the Etihad First Apartment from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne. It was essentially the only reason we had chosen to route from the US to Australia via the Middle East. And a visit to the brand new lounge was nearly as exciting as flying the A380 since our trip was just about 3 weeks after the May 30th grand opening–talk about timing!

As a result, we were purposely very, VERY early arriving at the airport for as much lounge-time as possible before heading to our gate. We checked in quickly and were welcomed into the lounge which is located immediately after going through security.

CHECK-IN/ACCESS

We were greeted at the entrance and, after checking our boarding passes, she ushered us onto an elevator. One of the best parts about this lounge is the exclusivity, access cannot be purchased at the gate and there are very few ways to gain access. Here’s a list of ways in:

Etihad guests of The Residence Etihad First Class guests Etihad Guest Platinum member + 1 guest Etihad Airways Partner airlines platinum members + 1 guest Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum members + 1 guest

First thoughts: the lounge is absolutely huge! It is apparently nearly 1,700 sq m (18,000+ sq ft) and has more than 16 “zones”, i.e. distinct areas that help break up the lounge and make it feel very private, even if you’re one of 100 guests.

FOOD & DINING

After arriving in the lounge, we kept up with the standard procedure of our trip thus far: eating a meal while not hungry in the least. A server showed us to a nice window seat and we began the quite elaborate dining process. In fact, I imagine this is how most people kill their limited time in the lounge. Our start-to-stop dining experience was nearly 1.5 hours.

–> FULL-SERVICE DINING

The full-service dining area was enormous

Full-service dining area

Views of…mainly construction + a few airplanes

Our server didn’t have to do too much arm twisting to convince us to try the 5-course Emirates Palace tasting menu.

Emirates Palace Dining Menu

The multi-course feast consisted of the following: starter (dates), foie gras de terrine (a course that we added from the a la carte menu), soup, scallops, lamb and then a great dessert.

The first course was a simple date filled with yogurt and crumbled pistachio. The sweet and delicious snack definitely left us wanting more.

Dates with Chami: fresh dates with local homemade yogurt

We added on a course of the Foie Gras Terrine, because, why not?

Foie Gras Terrine: slow-roasted plums, fig and ginger jam with bitter almond tuile

The chicken & barley soup was also good but we didn’t eat it all to save room for the next courses.

Chicken and Barley Soup: rich broth with tender poached pieces of chicken, onion and fresh coriander

The next dish, Scallops Mughrabia was by far the highlight of the meal. Mughrabia is a traditional ingredient in Lebanese cuisine and is essentially a type of [...]

Another Night At Windy Point 歌詞 Allday ※ Mojim.com

Another Night At Windy Point 歌詞 Allday ※ Mojim.com


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Another Night At Windy Point Fight music in the car with neon's on Orange like Vietnam Fighting our deal was Now me and my boys driving through town in 3 or 4

Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% off select Air France/KLM Routes June – July 2017

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Note: Booking began on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s spring promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 20-25% less than normal in June and July 2017:

The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 20-25% for travel between June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—- USA CITY——————————- Boston-BOS to Europe———– CABIN—— Business—— 1-way—- 46,875— Round-trip 93,750——-

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

25% off destinations

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHEconomy22,50025% off AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHBusiness45,00025% off AfricaDakarDKREconomy37,50025% off AfricaCotonouCOOEconomy37,50025% off Asia-PacificGuangzhouCANPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificBeijingPEKPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificXiamenXMNBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificHo Chi MinhSGNPrem Econ120,00025% off CaribbeanHavanaHAVPrem Econ90,00025% off EuropeLyon, FranceLYSEconomy13,60020% off EuropeStuttgart, GermanySTREconomy13,60020% off EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy13,60020% off EuropeInverness, ScotlandINVEconomy13,60020% off EuropeTurin, ItalyTRNEconomy16,80020% off EuropeHelsinkiHELEconomy16,80020% off EuropeGdansk, PolandGDNEconomy20,00020% off EuropeGraz, AustriaGRZEconomy16,80020% off USA/N. AmericaBostonBOSBusiness93,75025% off USA/N. AmericaMexicoMEXBusiness93,75025% off

 

How to Get It Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post Book between April 1 – 30, 2017 Enjoy your savings!

Don’t forget: 

Booking for this deal runs from April 1 to April 30, 2017 “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).” You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges! We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: While the only relevant flight out of the US is Boston, 25% off is still better than nothing and will land you in Europe (or Northern Africa) for 93,750 miles + around $500 in Business Class.

Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After spending a very enjoyable and luxurious 3+ hours in the Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH, it was time for the main event: The Etihad First Apartment!

BOOKING

We booked this bucket list flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a total of 60,000 miles; this was before a major AAdvantage devaluation and now the flight would cost you 100,000 miles for the one-way route from the “Middle East” region to the “South Pacific” region. Furthermore, since we both have the Barclay AA credit card, we got a 10% rebate, driving the total price down to 54,000 miles + ~$79 in taxes each for the ~$6,300+ flight. We got even more value than that though since we arranged a 23 hours stopover in Melbourne-MEL before continuing on to Townsville, Australia-TSV in Qantas Business Class.

CHECK-IN

We were able to take advantage of the free Etihad Chauffeur Service from the Park Hyatt Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport for our Etihad flight.

Our (free!) chauffeur service

The trip took about 1.5 hours total.

The airport has a dedicated First & Business class check-in area.

And so the experience begins!

First Class check-in desks

We left the lounge and made the (extremely) long trek to Gate 61 in Terminal 3, literally the furthest away from the Lounge.

As we approached the gate area, they were doing a secondary document check:

BOARDING

Knowing it would be dark at the time of boarding, we snuck a few pictures before hopping in the lounge:

Etihad A6-APG sitting at the gate

We made our way down (ok, more so really up since we were on top deck) of the long jet bridge to board the flight.

We took a left after boarding to find the First Class cabin:

While I didn’t necessarily need to be shown to my seat since I’d studied it online numerous times and been counting down the days to this moment, a flight attendant escorted us anyway. She showed us to our seats, 3K and 4K:

Of the 9 First Class seats (well, 10 if you include The Residence), there were just 2 other passengers aboard, so 4 of us total.



SEAT

The seat was, well, let me just type a direct quote from McCown as we got settled it: “OMG. There was what I expected and anticipated from reading many, many reviews and then there’s the real thing. And let me just say, OMG.”

The sheer size and space and privacy are unprecedented and staggering.

The big, leather seat is luxurious and makes you feel like you’re visiting your grandfather instead of couped up on a plane.

The couch is perfect for having company over in your apartment. And then switched into a bed when you’re ready to sleep.

I mean, it’s realistically closer to a throne than a seat:

The empty neighboring suite

View from seat 4K

View of IFE and sofa (that converts to a bed)

The actual seat featured a few tactile buttons as well as a touchscreen for a variety of controls.

It was all really a sensory overload. The tiny compartments, sliding doors and gadgets and gizmos [...]

Co Tu party member helps locals improve living standard

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

PANO – Party member Dinh Van Tri, a Co Tu ethnic minority person, turning 72 this year, daily comes to each local household to encourage them to eliminate unsound customs and build up cultural life. He instructs them on cultivating wet-rice and taking care of local forests. The elderly lives in Phu Tuc village, Hoa […]

Tracing the Mighty Murray River

by Kathy @ 50 Shades of Age

For us 2018 is going to be a quieter year travel-wise as we have other big events happening here at home during the year. However in saying that we are still managing to get away in our caravan for around six weeks of travel tracing the mighty Murray River. We intend heading south to the...

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10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

by Kathy @ 50 Shades of Age

One of Australia’s closest neighbours across the ditch (Tasman Sea), is the land of the Kiwi, New Zealand. Because it is so close and has very affordable air fares, I have visited New Zealand on many occasions, and not just to ski the slopes, but to marvel at its splendour. I can give you at...

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The Perfect Daypack That EVERY Traveler Should Have

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

Waterproof Ultra Lightweight Packable Daypack – $19,99 Everyone needs a little daypack to go out on their adventures! You should definitely at least have one. This daypack is very practical. It is foldable, water resistant … and comes in many different colors! You can use it

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Make 2018 a Year to Remember

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

2018 is here, and it is somehow a reminder of how fast life goes by. “Now” may be the perfect time to be dreaming of new travel experiences for 2018 and locking those in. Our collection of tours attracts a great mix of golfers with a...

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Desert Golf Courses: Dubai Abu Dhabi

by Danielle McDonald @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

There’s something about playing on a green golfing oasis in the middle of the desert that just really gets us excited. Sitting pretty like a mirage amongst the sandy cityscapes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi you’ll find some of the best desert golf courses the...

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Callaway Golf Partners with Go Golfing

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

Go Golfing, Australia’s biggest organiser of tournaments and hosted golf tours and holidays for golfers has inked a two-year sponsorship deal with Callaway Golf that is sure to please club golfers. Go Golfing hosts 7 major tournaments each year for club golfers and the Callaway...

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DontPayFull.com - Coupon Codes & Deals


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Find and share the latest coupon codes and deals.

Houston to Singapore on Singapore Airlines for $647 RT

Houston to Singapore on Singapore Airlines for $647 RT


The Points Guy

Singapore Airlines is offering TPG readers an amazing deal for a round-trip flight from Houston to Singapore for $647.

Heading to Singapore? How to avoid the summer surcharge

Heading to Singapore? How to avoid the summer surcharge


South China Morning Post

Two-night travel package has deals to suit every pocket and taste

My Favourite Sunshine Coast Places

by Kathy @ 50 Shades of Age

Over the years l’ve spent a lot of weekends visiting the Sunshine Coast attending surf carnivals, when our kids were Nippers, and having the occasional weekend getaway with my husband or with my girlfriends. For me it is a relatively easy two and a half hour drive north of the Gold Coast, but it’s like...

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Callaway Golf Signs Sponsorship Deal with Go Golfing

Callaway Golf Signs Sponsorship Deal with Go Golfing


Go Golfing

Go Golfing, Australia’s biggest organiser of golf tournaments and hosted golf tours has inked a 2-year sponsorship deal with Callaway Golf.

Vietnam tour promotion landing page that converts to sales | Landing page design contest

Vietnam tour promotion landing page that converts to sales | Landing page design contest


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Asia Vacation Group picked a winning design in their landing page design contest. For just $299 they received 57 designs from 25 designers.

2018 Ryder Cup: US VS EUROPE

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

The Ryder Cup is back in 2018, and it brings with it the passion and patriotism which embodies this historic golfing event. For only the second time ever the Ryder Cup will be held in continental Europe, hosted by Le Golf National in Paris, the...

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Vietnam tour promotion landing page that converts to sales | Landing page design contest

Vietnam tour promotion landing page that converts to sales | Landing page design contest


99designs

Asia Vacation Group picked a winning design in their landing page design contest. For just $299 they received 57 designs from 25 designers.

India’s Taj Mahal: Why Will It Capture You?

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

Something truly soul-stirring is Agra’s grand Taj Mahal, India. An ode to endless and eternal love, the intricate carvings etched into the Taj Mahal walls telltale of one of the world’s greatest stories of love and loss. It’s a tale of a young prince who...

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2017 Centara World Masters Wrap-Up

by Danielle McDonald @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

The Verdict Is In: Thailand’s Most Enjoyed Week of Golf! Golfers have been quick to rate the fourth annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship hosted in Hua Hin as the best-organised event ever. Karen Chenoweth, stated that the tournament organisation is brilliant and she will come again...

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Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 2

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This post is continued from Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1. Check it out to see the first half of the review.

BATHROOM

Proving size was really the theme of the experience, even the bathroom was huge:

I took a quick glimpse of the stairs, just to confirm that we were, in fact, on the 2nd floor:

ON-BOARD BAR

Before turning in for the night, we walked around the cabin to explore the on-board bar.

The bar is situated on the top deck of the A380 aircraft, in-between First and Business class:

It was completely empty when we made our way over.

We were a bit dismayed to find that the bar wasn’t stocked as it normally is due to Ramadan, but you can certainly lounge in the area. A flight attendant came over and said that she’d be happy to discreetly make us a drink of our choice in the galley and then bring it in.

The bone-dry bar

The sitting/lounging area was very nice and had seating for 6. We took a few pictures and then headed back to our seats for bed.

THE SEAT – SLEEPING CONVERSION

Having had plenty of food and drinks for one day, we decided it was time to catch a few zzzzs. The flight attendant swiftly converted the suite to sleeping mode while we got ready for bed in the bathroom.

We returned to find the sofa portion of the seat folded down and nicely made up with comfortable sheets and pillows. One of the coolest parts is that, if the divider between the apartments is lowered, our beds were basically touching, so we had the illusion of sleeping in the same bed, which is a nice option if you’re traveling together.

While in the bathroom, we took the opportunity to change into the provided pajamas which was the perfect decision before hopping into the lavish bed.

Pajama time!

The bed is huge and is advertised as 6 feet 10 inches long!

SHOWER

About 3.5 hours before departure, the flight attendants realized that I was awake and came by to announce that I could have a shower whenever I wanted. I let her know soon after and she set off to prepare it. If one is offered the opportunity to shower at 6+ miles high in the sky, there is no choice but to take advantage.

The shower area was loaded down with Bergamote amenities:

Here are a few poor quality photos, sorry in advance:

Pretty crazy and surreal to shower in the sky. The bathroom is large enough to change in and there’s a hairdryer stocked there, too, so the shower is a comfortable experience.

INTERNET

After taking a refreshing shower, I enjoyed a cappuccino and did a bit of computer work.

I purchased Internet for the entire flight for $21.95 and found it to be quite fast and very usable! A quick speed test rendered download speeds of ~4.5 Mbps but upload speeds of only 0.17 Mbps, good thing sending emails and browsing the internet mostly relies on the download speed.

The sun was up [...]

45% Off All Lonely Planet Books

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

Personally, I prefer to find all the information about a destination on my own by using Google for free, but I know that many people like to buy travel guidebooks. And if you buy guidebooks, then you should definitely buy the Lonely Planet guidebooks, which

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How to Find the Cheapest Dates For Your Destination

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

Being flexible with your destination is definitely the best way to save on airline tickets. But here’s how to save money even when you have a very specific destination in mind. If you don’t have any flexibility with your dates, you should use our main search tool

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The Free Bank Account Every Canadian Traveller MUST Have

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

How would you like to get $50 completely free? Read on! Flytrippers is an online travel media: our mission is to help you travel more, for less. We do that mainly by curating the best flight deals from Winnipeg and 8 other Canadian cities on

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Kambodscha – Im Reich de Khmer / Cambodia Travel Documentary

by Samnang Chhon @ Asia Natural Tour – ANT

Kambodscha – Im Reich de Khmer / Cambodia Travel Documentary is Live Soon! Good News – 27 October 2017: Dear friends and partners, I am happy to announce the date for the broadcast of our travel documentary “Cambodia – Land of the Khmer“ for next week Saturday, 4/11/17, 7pm-8pm on Sat.1 German TV. Best regards,...

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Limited Time Only: Buy Hyatt Hotel Nights From $93 Per Night

Limited Time Only: Buy Hyatt Hotel Nights From $93 Per Night

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Earning hotel points the traditional way (actually staying in hotels) is just one way to accumulate points toward your next free night. Fortunately, hotel chains make it relatively easy to accrue points without staying, whether through credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. You can also purchase points directly from the hotel. And now would be …

NA Chairwoman pays pre-Tet visit to Ha Tinh province

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presents gifts to poor households and policy beneficiaries in Ha Tinh (Source: VNA) ​Ha Tinh (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on January 24 visited and presented gifts to poor households and policy beneficiaries in the central province of Ha Tinh ahead of the traditional Lunar […]

Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners and All about our South American trip to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

CHECK-IN

We arrived right at 10:25 am, one hour in advance, and made our way up to the Aerolíneas Argentinas check-in counter. There were only about 3 people in line with plenty of agents available to help. We handed over our passports and checked our 3 bags without any trouble.

BOARDING

There seem to be very few gates and waiting areas, so they had us wait until the small post-security gate was clear. Once we got on the other side of security, the waiting area was virtually empty:

Boarding, from what I could gather, started with rows 22-15 and then everyone else. This makes total sense: let those in the very back board first which, in theory, should speed up the boarding process.

SEAT

Our aircraft was a Boeing 737-700, in a 3 x 3 configuration with appx 22 rows of 6 across in economy + a 1st class cabin with 2 rows of 2 x 2:

We made it to our seats near the back of the plane:

The plane is noticeably older but still in fine shape with cloth seats. The pitch of the seats seemed quite small. It seemed like tighter legroom than most domestic Delta flights, probably more in line with AirAsia or Spirit Airlines.

The plane was only about 1/2 to 2/3 full with lots of empty seats. This might explain why they had already canceled a few of the flights before us in the morning: cancel one and just move those passengers to the later flight.

Seated by the window and ready to take off!

After a quick safety demonstration, we were airborne!

MEAL SERVICE

The drink and snack service was started promptly upon reaching cruising altitude so as to try and serve everyone on the relatively short flight.

While no choice was given, we were handed snack boxes with mini alfajores, cheese crackers, and another small pastry.

If nothing else, the boxes were cool and celebrated the history of flight and the airline

After a short flight, we began our descent into Buenos Aires.

Touchdown at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires!

After deplaning, we rushed off to baggage claim and then into the city to start our few days in Buenos Aires!

 

Here’s What It’s Like Inside Airport Lounges

by Andrew D'Amours @ Flytrippers

Did you know that there are VIP lounges in almost every airport? Have you ever wondered what the experience is like inside those lounges? Here’s your chance to find out … and learn more about how to access them for free*! Let’s make something clear from

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VN’s Cinderella hits cinemas today

VN’s Cinderella hits cinemas today


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Movie star and director/producer Ngô Thanh Vân’s second film, Tấm Cám-Chuyện Chưa Kể (Tấm Cám-The Untold Story), was released in cinemas today.

VFF leader sends greetings to Catholic followers

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

He wished the Catholics a peaceful and prosperous Christmas and expressed hope that Catholic dignitaries would further encourage believers to join in the national construction cause towards “a wealthy people, a strong country and an equal, democratic and civilised society.” The president of the nation’s biggest mass organisation also acknowledged Catholics’ active participation together with […]

Stefania Moon & Family – August 2017

by Samnang Chhon @ Asia Natural Tour – ANT

We have just been back to our life in Italy from Korea. For me, this summer vacation became very meaningful.  All of my friends liked our photo in Siem Reap. I suggest all of them to visit Angkor Wat and Cambodia. As our tour guide, Peak did a good job to explain about your country...

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Northern New South Wales Must See Places

by Kathy @ 50 Shades of Age

From the Queensland/New South Wales border there are many great coastal spots between Tweed Heads and Coffs Harbour. Hitch up your caravan, pack your tent or self-drive a campervan and head off to Northern New South Wales must see places. There is plenty to see so take your time crawling down the coast. Here’s a...

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Appreciation Letter from International SOS Group Director

by Samnang Chhon @ Asia Natural Tour – ANT

Dear All On behalf of our 80 people at International SOS and of course thank you so much from Dr Myles and I and Angela, for your amazing help, dedication to the task, and outstanding service last week. All our people were amazed and thrilled and all commented how lovely and helpful and professional you...

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Online Flight Booking | Airfare | United States - Cathay Pacific

Online Flight Booking | Airfare | United States - Cathay Pacific


Cathay Pacific

Book flights to Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Cebu, Vancouver and other destinations with Cathay Pacific. You can also manage bookings and view your frequent flyer account online.

Oil stocks lift northern market

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The index gained 0.53 per cent to end at 127.00 points, also boosted by investors switching to transact more on the northern bourse, as the HCM Stock Exchange has still not resumed operations after a technical crash on Monday. The northern market index rose 1.97 per cent on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the benchmark VN Index saw […]

Huka Lodge Bucket List Golf Experience

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

Go Golfing Golf Tours

Huka Lodge was founded in the 1920s by a charming Irishman, Alan Pye. He quickly established an unrivalled reputation for superb hospitality and trophy-size trout both of which still draw guests to Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand, to this very day. Over the years the...

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Singapore City Tour during a 10-Hour Layover

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After flying in on Singapore Airlines from Jakarta (Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)), we were faced with a 10-hour layover in Singapore and, because we’ve never visited the city before, we took advantage of the layover and popped out of the airport (as impressive as it was) to see as much as we could in the short time.

Because Singapore is a hub, they’ve made sightseeing during a layover very easy! The airport offers free two-hour tours but, since we had more time than that, we opted to DIY and head out on the hop-on, hop-off bus. This gave us the freedom to do things on our own time and see more than the 2-hour free tour, plus Singapore Airlines/Silk Air boarding pass holders receive a 50% discount on bus tickets! We purchased adult tickets for just $19.50 SGD (roughly $14 USD) each once we hopped on a bus.

We knew that our luggage was checked through to our next destination, so we only had our carry-ons. We opted to store most of what we were carrying so we’d have less things to lug around with us all day and found the baggage storage at the airport to be more than adequate. Plus, there’s a storage area in all three terminals, so it’s very convenient no matter where you’re flying in/out (and pretty cheap for just carry-ons since they charge by weight).

Once we were free of everything but the day’s essentials, we headed through customs and right to the metro stop inside the airport (the metro leaves from Terminals 2 and 3).

It takes about an hour to get into the city center from the airport, so be sure to factor traveling time in your layover plan. We got off the metro at City Hall and walked to the nearby bus stop: aptly named City Hall, too.

Once on the Red Line bus, we decided to stay aboard until we found stops that we wanted to explore more, knowing that we’d get to see more stops if we stayed on the bus longer. Here are the stops where we got off for a bit and explored on foot:

Chinatown: having never been to China, Singapore’s Chinatown was as close as we’d get for a while, we figured. It was pretty similar to other Chinatowns we’ve seen, but still very cool to see and different from the rest of the city.

Old Customs House (near the Raffles Hotel): The famous Singapore Sling cocktail was originally concocted at the Raffles Hotel. We headed to the Long Bar Steakhouse in the luxury hotel to try it from the original place. It’ll cost ya, though… just one drink costs close to $30 (!!) but it does come with all-you-can-eat peanuts.  🙂

Note: The Long Bar Steakhouse is closed for renovations with plans to re-open in mid-2018, but you can still try the Singapore Sling at the nearby Bar & Billiard Room.

The grounds of the Raffles Hotel make you feel like you’re in a time machine to the colonial era since it [...]

Southwest Flies 62 Puppies and Kittens Out of Puerto Rico

Southwest Flies 62 Puppies and Kittens Out of Puerto Rico

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to the US island of Puerto Rico, with every resident on the island left without both power and cell phone reception. Since the storm, it’s been reported that hundreds of thousands of residents have fled the island as the recovery efforts progress slowly. Today, one in five Puerto Rican …

Lufthansa A350 Business Class – Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL LH 762

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After touching down a bit late from our inbound flight from Charlotte, we scurried from Terminal H to L by taking a short train. We were assigned gate L13 and, fortunately, the Lufthansa Lounge was directly across the hall. This allowed us about 45 mins to get showers and freshen up for the next 7-8 hour flight.

BOOKING

We booked this flight using United MileagePlus Miles. We spent a total of 90,000 miles each for the Business Class award, including:

Lufthansa Business Class Charlotte-CLT to Munich-MUC Lufthansa Business Class Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL Air India Business Class Delhi-DEL to Colombo-CMB United Economy Class Charleston-CHS to Newark-EWR

We purposely switched our flights around to have the opportunity to fly Lufthansa’s first A350 since it was a bit of a novelty and was still basically brand new.

CHECK-IN

Although most of the check-in was performed in Charlotte-CLT the day before, the gate agent was checking visas before boarding and marking boarding passes to help speed up the process later.

Boarding and visa check prior to boarding

LH D-AIXA waiting at the gate

BOARDING

Boarding was, as I’m sure we’ll be used to soon once in India, disorganized and very pushy. Quite crazy that people are in such a hurry to get on a plane that isn’t going to leave anyone behind.

Instead of breaking the boarding up by class or zone, they had priority boarding of wheelchairs and babies. But, that’s all the announcements they seemed to make as business class travelers just sort of started going through. Then, people were jumping lines; it was confusing and we didn’t know what to do next. Plus, while the priority boarders were still waiting on the elevator to take them downstairs, the business class travelers were streaming past them to get to the stairs….beating the priority boarders onto the plane. A bit odd…especially since this was Lufthansa.

Business Class boarding area, the calm before the storm of pushy people

Once past the gates, the jet bridge had 2 boarding doors, one for Economy and another for just Business Class (well also for First but the A350 is 3 cabin, not 4).

Rounding the corner, we found the bright, new and clean cabin:

Right after boarding we were offered a welcome drink:

SEAT

We quickly got situated into seats 5A and 5C.

The seats on this A350 are nothing new; it’s the same exact Business Class seat you’ll find on their A330s, A340s, A380s, 747-8s, etc.

It is, by all means, a great product, but it is quickly getting outdated as many other airlines have already switched to an all-aisle access Business Class cabin– that is to say: 1 x 2 x 1 as a seating configuration. Lufthansa, by contrast, has installed their standard (and relatively new) 2 x 2 x 2 seating configuration on this brand new plane.

Here’s the seating chart from Lufthansa’s A350s:

The Business class section (split up by a galley and lavatories) has 8 rows x 6 seats for a total of 48 seats.

And, here’s the seating chart for a bunch of other airlines that have received the A350; all of their cabins feature the 1-2-1 [...]

New Year, New Goals

by Kathy @ 50 Shades of Age

Yeah, yeah, we hear it every single new year! What are your new year resolutions? What are your dreams and goals for the upcoming year? It all gets a little tired, doesn’t it? After we’ve all over-indulged over the Christmas/New Year period we all tend to make resolutions pertaining to our health and well-being. But...

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Thua Thien-Hue expands Nam Dong orange farm

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Nam Dong orange (Source: http://baothuathienhue.vn) Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has approved a 70-billion VND (3.1 million USD) project to develop orange farms and medicinal plant farms in Nam Dong district. Invested by Kim Nguyen hi-tech agriculture company, the project covers 97 hectares and will last for 45 years. The project is […]

Blitz Deal: ~$614 RT Raleigh, Baltimore, Boston or Chicago to Beijing-PEK in New Delta A350 Premium Select

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This fare first popped up about 2 weeks ago, but it’s still alive so I thought others might find it useful!

The Deal Active departure airports: Raleigh-RDU, Baltimore-BWI, Boston-BOS, Chicago-ORD, Chicago-MDW Destination: Beijing, China-PEK Active dates: Depends on the departure city but around January 2018 to April 2018. Price range: $614-696 depending on the dates and the departure city. You can pretty easily include a stopover at Detroit-DTW on either the outbound or return trip–but no idea why you would want to do that. This deal is for the NEW Delta Premium Select cabin on their brand new A350s. The new cabin is a proper premium economy cabin, similar to what the European or Asian carriers have been offering for years. According to Delta, the seats feature 75% more recline and 8″ more legroom than traditional economy.

How to Get It Head to Google.com/flights Enter departure airport as “RDU,BWI,BOS,MDW,ORD” (this will show you all of the options from the area) and arrival airport as “PEK“ Select “Premium Economy” as the class of service Everything for this deal will route through Detroit-DTW since that is the only route that Delta is currently flying it’s new A350 to Beijing-PEK, so if you want to limit your search to just 1-stop itineraries, you can click to limit the connection airport to only DTW. If you leave this blank or set to “Any connection”, you see all of the multi-stop itineraries that will most likely also go through Atlanta-ATL, Cincinnati-CVG, New York-JFK, etc. View the calendar to see the lowest fares available: Select your preferred flight times. A few things to watch out for here: Make sure your long-haul routes are from Detroit-DTW to Beijing-PEK and double check that the aircraft is an A350 in Premium Economy. The great news with Delta’s new service is that if you book Premium Select for your international routes, the domestic segments book into First Class. Double check that this is the case. At this stage, you can click to book directly with Delta or, if you search the route directly on the Delta website, you can view a few more options.

Don’t forget:

If you book with Delta, you can book today and will have 24 hours for a free cancellation. Delta’s Premium Select earns a 50% MQM bonus, so this trip would net 21,000+ MQMs, meaning you’ve nearly earned Silver Medallion with one trip. BOTTOM LINE:

This is a pretty awesome deal to try out Delta’s new Premium Select cabin for just about $100 more than economy. Redeeming miles for the same cabin would cost ~128,000 SkyMiles so this fare is quite a bargain. As an added bonus, the domestic segments book into Delta First and the MQM bonus will yield 20k+ MQMs for elite status qualification.

Local students awarded for public toilet plan

by robert @ Uncategorized – VietNam Breaking News

Pham Thi Thien Ngan and Vo Thi Quynh Nghi were awarded VND30 million in cash in total. Their public toilet proposal, which would cost VND4 billion (US$250,000), aims to be environmentally friendly and economical. The silver prize of VND20 million went to a project called “Turning the Traditional Vietnamese Market into a Supermarket” by the […]

Angkor Amazing Race Teambuilding

by Samnang Chhon @ Asia Natural Tour – ANT

Angkor Amazing Race Teambuilding Asia Natural Tour, the Teambuilding Expert has organized a one-day team building event in Siem Reap on 30th October 2017 Angkor Amazing Race for Trek2Forty Event hosted by Mr Subodh Panangatt from Dubai who had invited his 12 friends to travel to SEA to celebrate his 40th birthday and here is what he mentioned....

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Vietnamese travel firms offer Cup final tours to China as football frenzy grips nation

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Travel firms in Vietnam are offering football fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch their team compete in the final of the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 (AFC U23) Championship. Vietnam secured a place in the final with a dramatic victory over Qatar on Tuesday. The young Vietnamese team will face Uzbekistan this Saturday in Changzhou, a […]

Deal Alert: Conrad Bali From $100 a Night

Deal Alert: Conrad Bali From $100 a Night

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

With a little digging it’s easy to find good deals on hotels in Southeast Asia. And thanks to this Hilton Hotels sale going on you won’t have to look very far. Right now you can book a stay at the Conrad Bali for just $104 per night. The Conrad is one of Hilton’s two luxury brands, …

The Free Bank Account Every Canadian Traveller MUST Have

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

How would you like to get $50 completely free? Read on! Flytrippers is an online travel media: our mission is to help you travel more, for less. We do that mainly by curating the best flight deals from Toronto and 8 other Canadian cities on

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Central Offices asked to fulfil advisory role

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

The remark was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the annual meeting held in Hanoi on January 23 to review the coordination work between the four Central Offices in 2017, including the Party Central Committee Office, the President Office, the Government Office and the National Assembly Office. The meeting heard that, despite facing […]

Drummond Golf Sponsors Go Golfing Events

by Sylvie @ Go Golfing

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A sponsorship deal has been signed between Go Golfing and Drummond Golf that will see the Drummond Golf name at the forefront of two of Go Golfing’s longest running tournaments for club golfers. Known for 16 years as the Wrest Point Masters in Hobart, this...

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The Free Bank Account Every Canadian Traveller MUST Have

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

How would you like to get $50 completely free? Read on! Flytrippers is an online travel media: our mission is to help you travel more, for less. We do that mainly by curating the best flight deals from Vancouver and 8 other Canadian cities on

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in New Delhi for ASEAN-India Summit

by robert @ VietNam Breaking News

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse are welcomed at the airport. (Source: VNA)  New Delhi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at Palam military airport in New Delhi on January 24 afternoon, beginning his trip to India to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. A welcome ceremony for the PM was held […]

Mid-North Coast of New South Wales Must Sees

by Kathy @ 50 Shades of Age

The New South Wales coastline has always held a lot of intrigue to me. Last time I took you on a tour of Northern New South Wales must see places from Tweed Heads in the north down to Coffs Harbour in the south. Continuing on from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle, referred to as the Mid-North Coast, there...

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The Free Bank Account Every Canadian Traveller MUST Have

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

How would you like to get $50 completely free? Read on! Flytrippers is an online travel media: our mission is to help you travel more, for less. We do that mainly by curating the best flight deals from Ottawa and 8 other Canadian cities on

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Deal Alert: Midwest Cities to Europe from $205 Round-Trip

Deal Alert: Midwest Cities to Europe from $205 Round-Trip

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an …

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Review

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

We loved staying right in the center of the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires on our trip to Argentina. While there are many wonderful neighborhoods in BA (all with very different personalities), this area is considered by many to be the most affluent neighborhood in the city, filled with lavish homes and fancy shops and restaurants. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is also located in this area, so there’s plenty to see and do all around.

BOOKING

We booked with Hyatt Cash+Points for $125 + 10,000 points per night. Cash rates are easily in the $500+ range, so it makes redeeming points a very attractive offer.

We used a Suite Night Award and were booked into a “Park Suite King” and “59 to 72 sqm: Sitting area: Shower and bathtub: Flat TV: DVD: Butler.”

CHECK-IN

When we were headed to the hotel from the domestic airport (Buenos Aires-AEP), the cab driver had never heard of the hotel– we had to show him name of hotel– but it wasn’t until he read the address that he finally had a general idea of where to take us. Then, he drove right past the entrance, but we said it was fine and just jumped out at the intersection. Walking up, the hotel staff obviously seemed a bit confused that we were arriving by (what looked to be) foot.

At check-in, she confirmed our stay and rate and said, “we have a great room for you in our historic building” — perfect. As it turns out, there are essentially 2 hotels in one: a newer building with many more rooms and the old, renovated “palace” or mansion, connected by a courtyard (and underground walkway).

underground walkway between the two buildings

ROOM

The room, a Park Suite on the Palace side, was very well appointed but somewhat small. In fact, I’m not sure that it could even qualify as a “suite” as it had no separate sitting area or room, just a bedroom with a very large bathroom. From what we’ve read online, the suites are much larger in the newer, more contemporary building, but we really liked the style, feel and decor of the Palace building with the very stately feel of the deep molding around the ceiling and the huge antique windows.

view from room window

Within a few hours of checking in, two of the “butlers” arrived with our welcome gift: a fruit tray with apples, some type of chocolate snack and a bottle of Malbec wine.

BATHROOM

The bathroom was huge- almost as big as the bedroom itself. There’s a bathtub in the main, open area with the sinks and then a closed-in shower and separate toilet area. Plenty of space for two people to get ready at the same time.

SERVICE

While we didn’t need anything special while we were there, we found the service at check-in, breakfast, etc. to be top-notch. They were very helpful if needed, and friendly- everything we’ve come to expect and appreciate in a Park Hyatt.

Welcome letter

PROPERTY

The historic property feels regal and luxurious and, for us, provided a comfortable [...]

12 Countries, 14 Flights, 14 Days – Our Trip to Eastern Europe!

by Kevin Gagnon @ Flytrippers

At Flytrippers, we love cheap flights. We love them so much that we literally booked the equivalent of a flight a day for the next 2 weeks, at a TOTAL cost of $450! We too are addicted to our own deals, the ones you can find

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