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Warsaw, Poland: My Top 6 Favorite Things

My favorites:

  • Best chain diner: Zapiecek
  • Best “milk bar”: Bar Mleczny pod Barbakanem
  • Best food hall: Hala Gwardii
  • Best hipster restaurant: Pyzy flaki gorace!
  • Best park: Lazienki Krolewskie
  • Best hotel in Old Town: Hotel Bristol

Warsaw is an uncrowded, clean, gentle Eastern European capital city.

It made an excellent first stop on my family’s Eastern European trip in August 2018.

These are my tips and favorites from a short visit.

To find these places, I used local tour guides, Foursquare city reviews, and guidebooks.

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2018-09-04T12:15:59+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|General, Travel|

Koh Tao, Thailand

I was here for four days over Aug/Sept 2017 and am now posting my notes in October 2017.

About

  • Koh Tao is famous as a SCUBA diving island in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • Koh Tao means “Turtle Island” because it was formerly inhabited by turtles.

How to get there from Bangkok: I flew into Koh Samui. This is the quickest and maybe most expensive way. I bought a boat ticket at the airport. (Lomprayah boat company, there are 2 or 3 fast ones) Free airport shuttle to the pier, and then 2 hours later I was at Koh Tao. The boat stopped at Koh Phagnan en route.

Me on the fast boat from Koh Samui to Koh Tao
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2017-10-07T20:56:52+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Travel|

Tea House in Hong Kong Airport

This is what jet-lagged traveler dreams are made of: Cathay Pacific’s newest and largest airport lounge in Hong Kong, The Pier, has a dedicated tea house.

Me sitting inside the tea house during a layover en route home to New York City

This teahouse is only open to Business and First Class airline passengers, but it begs the question: can I live here?

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2017-09-15T08:07:57+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Travel|

The Best Indoor Outdoor Room on Earth

This all-bamboo open-air indoor-outdoor room is my new favorite thing.

It is a lounge on the Bambu Indah property near Ubud, Bali.

Special note to the architectural harp in the video, something I’ve never ever seen before.

Exterior view: Entrance

My friend Vanya standing outside.

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2017-09-07T09:09:27+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Travel|