Jakarta bar crawl

Ladies and gentlemen, I enjoy an evening cocktail. I am altogether too old, however, to do a bar crawl, even when such a thing happens in a place where I fundamentally understand the language, culture, and legal regime. However, I also have very good friends who guide me to life choices which are, um, memorable. A series of those choices occurred last night, starting at Skye Bar Jakarta. Really, it was just going to be one perfectly innocent cocktail.  Continue reading “Jakarta bar crawl”

Westin Nusa Dua Bali room tour

I am in the middle of a three night stay at the Westin Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia. This is a great property located directly on the beach with easy walking access to off-property amenities such as a shopping mall and a series of local shopping stalls. In reviewing this hotel, I am going to break things up into four sections– the room, the pool and beach, the indoor areas and restaurants, and the spa. This review focuses on the room. Continue reading “Westin Nusa Dua Bali room tour”

Skyroam mobile hotspot

I mentioned earlier that I was considering several options for mobile connectivity on my current trip, and one of those option is using the Skyroam mobile hotspot. My summary review? It is marginally adequate, although in retrospect I really wish I had saved myself the money and simply paid a bit more for the date I use with the international package on my phone. Continue reading “Skyroam mobile hotspot”

Japan Airlines First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita

One of my travel idiosyncracies is that I feel the need to get to the airport really, really early– particularly if it is an unfamiliar airport where I don’t know the lay of the land. Last week that got me into the Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class lounge in Tokyo Narita (NRT) at about 7:35 a.m. for a 10:55 a.m. flight. A bit excessive? Of course. Am I glad I did it? Absolutely. Continue reading “Japan Airlines First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita”