Tsuta soba noodle meal on JAL
Asia, Japan, Tips

Japan Airlines Economy Class (International) and Class J (Domestic) Review

International On our latest flight to Japan, we decided to fly with Japan Airlines (JAL). In the past, we have mostly flown with Air Canada. Since the prices were more reasonable with JAL, we gave up trying to book with a Star Alliance airline. We did not get to earn Aeroplan miles, but I have… Continue reading Japan Airlines Economy Class (International) and Class J (Domestic) Review

taiwan, Tips

Flying Premium Economy with Air Canada from Taipei to Vancouver

We were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to fly Premium Economy on our flight from Taipei to Vancouver during our latest trip, so I thought I would write a review of our experience. We flew Air Canada so we can only comment on their Premium Economy class. Do share your own experiences with… Continue reading Flying Premium Economy with Air Canada from Taipei to Vancouver

Table-side service @ 毋米粥
Asia, China

Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 3 (Guangzhou)

Last day in Guangzhou and it’s time to hang out with Bear Woman’s relatives and to really experience Guangzhou cuisine. Dim Sum in it's Homeland First things first, dim sum. This cuisine, meant to be eaten in the morning, originated right here in Guangzhou. It’s a nice opportunity to bond with family, drink some tea… Continue reading Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 3 (Guangzhou)

Cow parts @ 老貓牛肉
Asia, China

Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 2 (Guangzhou – Chaoshan)

Lesson: China is not Japan The plan today was to visit my maternal roots in Shantou. We needed to take a morning 3-hour train over to Chaoshan, which was still another 1 hour away from Shantou. My mom’s relatives were meeting up with us at the train station to drive us over to Shantou. Not… Continue reading Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 2 (Guangzhou – Chaoshan)

Asia, Japan, Tips

Tips on Navigating the Tokyo Metro System (So You Won’t Miss Your Flight!)

Since we had a gong-show of an experience trying to get to the airport for our most recent flight out of Tokyo, I figured I will write about post with tips on navigating the Tokyo metro system (so you won’t miss your flight). 1. First and foremost, try not to book a flight in which… Continue reading Tips on Navigating the Tokyo Metro System (So You Won’t Miss Your Flight!)

Asia, China, Japan

Japan 2.0: Day 11 (Tokyo – Guangzhou)/Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 1 – Guangzhou

Travel day! I thought it would be nice to not have an early morning flight (mistake #1). Unfortunately, a supposedly relaxing morning turned out to be anything but. We left the airbnb at about 7:50am, expecting to arrive at the airport slightly before 9:00 for our 10:30 flight (mistake #2). We already tried to avoid… Continue reading Japan 2.0: Day 11 (Tokyo – Guangzhou)/Journey to My Roots 2.0: Day 1 – Guangzhou