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Lake Atitlán

After having a nice evening of dreaming and enjoying the Laguna Lodge, I ran into a slight challenge. You see, I have a problem with bugs. I try to not let them bother me but I just can’t stand bugs. I knew in advance that the hotel was rustic and basically in the forest but

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Antigua, Guatemala

After I arrived at Guatemala City International Airport (GUA) around 7:15pm (20 minutes late), our captain began landing procedures only to pull up at the last minute. That was a bit alarming to be honest (cant say I’ve ever seen that). He then came on the overhead speaker to state that another plane hadn’t moved

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Review: West End Guest House (Vancouver)

Vancouver, Canada 17th October 2016 What a gem of a bed and breakfast. It masters the art of feeling old while not being “old”. They’ve somehow retained all the charm of a Victorian style home from a bygone era but clearly have restored the place with modern upgrades. The furniture feels antique but also restored

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Review: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund

Shanghai, China 7th July 2016 This hotel really is excellent and best of all it’s an excellent location. No, it’s not the Ritz but for less than $100/night US it really FELT like the Ritz. The hotel is stunning. It feels like you are in China (at least to an American). The hotel has a very

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Review: Hotel Monterey (Spa)

Kyoto, Japan  30th May 2017 Having just come from Tokyo where I had a room that was only about $175/night or less and basically was a suite it was so huge, I was just mentally not prepared for the size of the rooms at this hotel. At first, it was so small I literally was […]

Review: Hotel M’s Est Shijo Karasuma

Kyoto, Japan  30th May 2017 Having just come from Tokyo where I had a room that was only about $175/night or less and basically was a suite it was so huge, I was just mentally not prepared for the size of the rooms at this hotel. At first, it was so small I literally was

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Review: Shinjuku Granbell Hotel

Tokyo, Japan (Shinjuku ward) 25th May 2017 I can’t say enough good things about the Shinjuku Granbell hotel. You have to look hard to find things wrong with this hotel. I spent 4 nights in this hotel over Memorial day weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I want to preface this review by stating that I’ve

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