Category Archives: hotels

Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River Oregon


Mini Vacation time!    Heading to the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon.    We’ve never been there but it’s supposed to be really neat – perched next to a huge waterfall with great food and historic ambiance: Built in 1921 … Continue reading

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Foreign Experts Building Hotel Buffet


Foreign Experts Building Hotel Buffet 607 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck The morning breakfast buffet at the Foreign Experts Building Hotel in Beijing was free and exceptional. Rice, vegetables, wonton, Bao, eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausages, and much more made … Continue reading

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World’s largest cities


Largest city is hard to define, but I think metro area population is the best measure and according to Wikipedia these are the top ten: 1 Tokyo Japan 32,450,000 8,014 4,049 2 Seoul South Korea 20,550,000 5,076 4,048 3 Mexico … Continue reading

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Island Pacific Hotel, Hong Kong


We are booked for three nights at the Island Pacific Hotel in Hong Kong and I’m looking forward to enjoying what looks like a great hotel very near the waterfront along Hong Kong’s spectacular Victoria Harbor.  We appear to be about … Continue reading

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Hong Kong to Shanghai by Train


With less than a week to go on the China trip I’m trying to pin down some trip details.   We have our China Visas Passport attachments, which my friend picked up for us at the Chinese Embassy in San Francisco.   We’ve got our Medford to … Continue reading

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Xianglu Grand, Xiamen China


I’m hoping that SES China in Xiamen is going to be at the same venue as last year, the Xianglu Grand Hotel.  This hotel looks fantastic and elegant with beautiful rooms and several restaurants.    Food is one of the things … Continue reading

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Tennis at the Burj-al-Arab?


This is one of those real things that at first seems too amazing to believe until you do a little research to confirm that it is in fact a real Tennis Court – the highest in the world.  The Burj-al-Arab is one … Continue reading

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