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And so begins, the journey…

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So begins the year with a mind-blowing 19-day European winter escapade; an epic journey of 26,968km with the following routing:

KUL-BKK: Thai Airways (B777-200)
BKK-CPH: Thai Airways (B747-400)
CPH-TXL: Scandinavian Airlines (B737-800)
TXL-FRA: Lufthansa (A321)
FRA-RIX: Lufthansa (B737-300)
RIX-CPH: AirBaltic (B737-300)
CPH-ARN: Scandinavian Airlines (B737-800)
ARN-HEL: Blue1 (Avro RJ85 Jumbolino 😀 – YAY!)
HEL-LHR: Blue1 (B717 – 1st time)
LHR-BKK: Thai Airways (B747-400)
BKK-KUL: Thai Airways (A330-300)

Hotels:
TXL: 3-room apartment at Brandenburg Gate
RIX: Monika Centrum (on the super cheap €58 a night)
CPH: Hotel Guldsmelden
ARN: The all time favourite Sheraton
HEL: Hotel Kamp
LHR: Undecided still… Knightsbridge, Bayswater or Sloane Square?

Cost of flights and accommodation – circa €3,500

Let’s see how this pans out.

Best news from Starwood so far…

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Free in-room internet access for Platinum members!

Read all about it here!

Now, to sort out that freaking Russian visa issue.

I’m still stuck at home by the way…

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25 February 2010 at 22:49

First Trip!

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Intercontinental West Lake Hanoi
It’s difficult to do, but this year’s first trip will be to Hanoi, Vietnam for the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2009.  Not a big fan of Indochina myself, this will be sort of a “scouting / discovery” trip for future vacation plans, together with an experienced Hanoi traveller (the diabolical boss).

Superior Room
Will be putting up at the Intercontinenal Hanoi Westlake, set on the banks of Ho Tay Lake overlooking the 800-year-old Golden Lotus Pagoda.

Initial plan was to book the Sofitel Metropole (the grande dame of Hanoi, boss’ favourite hotel) downtown, but their exorbitant rates set us back.

Guess it’s time to load up on them Intercontinental PCR points and Enrich Miles; SPG Platinum and Krisflyer Gold benefits will have to take a back seat on this one.

Pictures to follow… 🙂 Happy New Year everyone..

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6 January 2009 at 17:41