Chongqing – China

Chongqing is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. With an area of 31, 800 square miles (82,400 square kilometers), it shares borders with provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. As … Continue reading Chongqing – China


Emerging Destinations Around the World

  1/14 Belgrade, Serbia Go for: An arts and nightlife scene In recent months, you may have seen an article (or three) asking “Is Belgrade the new Berlin?” And though the capitals are radically different, the Berlin baptism is, in a way, a sign that the Serbian city is hitting its stride. Though conflict remains … Continue reading Emerging Destinations Around the World

International travelers cite politics as factor in US trips

Some international travelers are citing politics as a factor in whether to visit the U.S. this year, according to survey research by the tourism marketing agency Brand USA   The findings add to existing concerns about the tourism industry. Other new data shows that a slowdown in international arrivals to the U.S. began last spring … Continue reading International travelers cite politics as factor in US trips

First Class: A Tale of Two Cities, Aircraft And Airlines


If only all flying meant a sojourn in First Class!  Of course, in real life, budgetary considerations rule, and even the expense account set has been shifting from First to Business Class. Airlines are configuring their planes accordingly, and First Class has disappeared as an option on an increasing number of routes.  But we can still experience it via armchair thanks to the fortunate few lucky enough to enjoy the remainder.  There is an abundance of video footage celebrating the amenities of premium cabin experience: the relatively pain free check-in process, the cushy lounges with their culinary delights, the spacious accommodations aboard the airplane and, most important, all that pampering by the flight attendants once aloft.

I thought it would be interesting to post two views of the First Class experience on the same route-London to Abu Dhabi (LHR-AUH).   The Luxury Travel Expert filmed the trip aboard a British…

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Thailand Facts


Thailand Info

Largest Provinces
1. Nakhon Ratchasima 20,493 sq.klm
2. Chiang Mai 20,107 sq.klm
3. Kanchanaburi 19,483 sq.klm

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand, largest, biggest, province, esan, esaan, isan.Largest Islands
1. Phuket 543 sq.klm
2. Chang 429 sq.klm
3. Samui 247 sq. klm

1. Doi Inthanon 2,565 metres
2. Doi Pha Hom Pok 2,285 metres
3. Doi Chiang Dao 2,195 metre

doi-inthanon-thailand-mountain-highest-peak-pointPrincipal Rivers
1. Chi 765 klm
2. Mun 750 klm
3. Nan 740 klm
4. Chao Phraya 370 klm
Nan and its main tributary, Chao Phraya, combined are 1,110 klm.

CHI RIVER, THAILAND, LONGEST, RIVERMajor agricultural exports
Rubber, sugar, rice.

Major manufactured exports
Computer and computer accessories, cars and spare parts, gems and jewellery, petroleum products, plastic resin, chemicals and integrated circuit.

Travel Info

Only drink bottled or boiled water. Tap water is usually ok for brushing teeth.

Ice from any retail establishment is safe to consume.

Light, cool clothes are highly recommended for those coming from cooler climates. Thin cotton or…

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