China – Northern Xinjiang Hotel Review : European Getaway at Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort Aletai

One of the best highlight in North Xinjiang is Kanas Lake. We travelled for over 8 hours to reach our hotel for 2 nights Hongfu Lake Kanas Resort Aletai. We will be departing early next morning to go Kanas Lake so we have a whole day to spend in Kanas Lake. It is about 1 …

China Silk Road : Xinjiang – Turpan Hotel Review : Maxirap le Grand Large Hotel & Xinjiang Food Review

Our first stop in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is Turpan. There are in total 5 autonomous regions in China (Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang).  The other rest are called provinces, such as Gansu province which we traveled for the past few days. An autonomous region has its own local government, but has more legislative rights. Autonomous …

Silk Road China : Gansu – Jiayuguan Hotel & Gansu Souvenir; The Luminous Cup Review – 葡萄美酒夜光杯!

The Most Attractive City in Western China – Jiayuguan When you are traveling silk road, one of the important stop is Jiayuguan. It boasts many historical relics and one of the important one is Jiayuguan Pass/Tower. During my stay in Jiayuguan, we stayed a night in Jiayuguan Hotel. Great Location Jiayuguan Hotel is located in the …

Silk Road China : Sun Grand Hotel Dunhuang Review & Guazhou /瓜州 Melon Tasting in Gansu

Dunhuang Anyone who is doing Silk Road China will certainly stop at Dunhuang which is located in Gansu Province. This historical site is one of the most important site which you can’t miss. The China’s jewel such as Mingshashan Yueyaquan / Crescent Moon Lake and Mogao Caves are located in Dunhuang. This area is a …

Silk Road China : Dunhuang Food Review

Dunhuang means magnificent Dunhuang is a famous tourist city, located at the western end of Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in northwest of China. It is the major stop on the ancicent Silk Road.  Dunhuang was always the capital of county, government office, town and province even though the government of Dunhuang changed many times. …

Hotel Review : LV Zhou Holiday Hotel In Zhangye Gansu, Silk Road China

Zhangye LV Zhou Holiday Hotel is newly opened in 2015, upon entering you will feel the hotel is still very new. Outside the hotel, there are many restaurants and supermarkets, so it is very convenient if you are looking for something to eat.   I didn’t get a chance to really explore the nearby as I …

USA – California : Comfort Inn Monterey By The Sea – Hotel Review

Comfort Inn Monterey By The Sea is a little out-of-town, about 4.1 miles from Carmel By the Sea. We stopped over at Comfort Inn Monterey By The Sea after visiting Carmel beach. If you are driving, there is no problem at all. The structure is more like a motel setting which has two storey. The …

USA : Silicon Valley Hotel Review : – Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, San Jose, California

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel is located at Silicon Valley, if you are thinking of doing the Silicon Tech tour, this is a great hotel to stay. I stayed here for a night as I was doing a day of Silicon Tech tour in Silicon Valley, visiting major IT companies such as Google HQ, Facebook, Apple, …

Max’s Original Restaurant – San Francisco Bay Area

We dine in Max’s Original simply because it is located next to Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport South, where we stayed for two nights.  It is convenient as we were too tired to go out to find our dinner.  It is only within 1 min walking distance from the hotel. Once we entered, we were quite …

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States – Hotel Review

Staying at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South because I like to stay away from the San Francisco City. It is less than an hour drive to the city and  an easy access to the SF airport too! Since it is an “express” hotel, you will find the services are pretty standard and with reasonable …