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Posts Categorized / Traveling

Patagonia, Part 1: Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

December 11, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Though Chile may look small on a map, this is very misleading. In fact the flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, southern Chilean Patagonia, was more than 3hours. Getting off the plane we noted there was a definite chill in the air. While still at the airport, we explored options on how to get back […]

Departing on a Round the World Trip

November 17, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

Tomorrow is the day I start my 3 month around the world trip! It feels like its been ages in coming, but actually I’ve been planning for a very short time compared to many people who spend minimum 1 year up to many years planning their RTW trips. In fact, it seems like I did […]

My new Favorite Chinese Airline is China Southern!

November 8, 2007 | Business Climate, Knowledge and Experiences, Traveling | by TofflerN

In my air travels both domestically within China and internationally on Chinese airlines, I have been incredibly disappointed.  After yesterday’s flight on China Southern, I realized I didn’t need to be disappointed with all Chinese airlines, just China Eastern and Air China, because China Southern does a great job and does things ‘right’ where the […]

Planning a Round the World Trip

October 17, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

My apologies for my absence from blogging recently. Any spare moment I’ve had on the internet has been devoted to planning my trip around the world, which will commence when I leave Shanghai on November 18th and end when I return to Shanghai on February 18th. Planning a RTW trip has proved far more difficult […]

Surviving China’s Scams

August 8, 2007 | Knowledge and Experiences, Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

As this 2008 Beijing Olympics are now less than 1 year away, its scary to think the number and types of scams perpetrated by Chinese on foreigners is only increasing.  Most of the following examples have actually happened to my guests when in Beijing or other parts of China, and a few are commonly reported elsewhere around […]

Quick Recommendations–Bangkok

August 6, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Eating/Drinking Marvel at the view & enjoy cuisine from some of Bangkok’s best chefs at Central Chidlom Food Loft. Live the high life (literally) and splurge on drinks at the Rooftop Bar of the Banyan Tree Hotel. Activities Dress very conservatively while admiring the splendor of the Grand Palace. Feel the wind in your hair […]


April 18, 2007 | Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

This past trip took me through Wuhan (Hubei Province) for the first time and I’d like to share a few observations. Wuhan was one of the dirtiest, soot-covered towns I’ve ever seen. The silt had settled on every flat surface and some was as much as 2 inches thick. There was so much pollution in […]

Condé Nast’s Dream Trip Contest

February 20, 2007 | Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Part 2 of my entries to CN photo contest of memorable moments in travel. Here are my next entries.  Take a look at them and then vote 5* for them! Thanks! More photos to come An Angel Above Luminous Laos The tourists’ break My Venetian Art Portrait of a Butterfly Watching, waiting, readying What I […]

Booking hotels/air tickets online

February 19, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

People ask me where should we stay in Shanghai or elsewhere in China. While I’m partial to my hotel in Shanghai, if our hotel is full or for other locations in China, is a great site for reading traveler reviews to help you pick the best hotel. Once you’ve selected your hotel, check out […]

Condé Nast Traveler’s Dream Trip Contest

February 3, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

A new photo contest from CN encourages people to upload photos of memorable moments in travel. Here are the details Enter the contest to become the Next Great Condé Nast Traveler Upload a “memorable travel moment” – a photograph that you took, along with a brief explanation of what you’re sharing and what makes it […]

Interview about Chinese tourism by another China blogger

This interview by a China blogger with an—dare I say—expert on Chinese outbound tourism is quite interesting and very informative. Roy Graff’s business concept is brilliant, just wish I’d thought of that. Tourism is fundamentally a good thing and Chinese outbound tourism helps to reduce China’s astronomical trade surplus. And I’m all for speeding up […]