Pacific Rim 2015-2016 Archive

JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review

Before my flight from Osaka to Los Angeles on Japan Airlines, I visited the JAL Sakura Lounge at Osaka Kansai airport. The lounge wasn’t the easiest to find, since it’s in the center of the concourse and not well-marked. Even this little map I got was only semi-helpful in getting me to the right spot. Once […]

The best craft beer in Hong Kong

Just like any major world city these days, you can find some decent craft beer in Hong Kong. While the quality doesn’t rival that of Japan just yet, there are a handful of breweries making good beer, along with some nice beer bars to drink them in. Prices aren’t cheap, but Hong Kong can be […]

Grand City Hotel Hong Kong review

For most of my stay in Hong Kong, I stayed at a hotel called the Grand City Hotel. Located just a couple of blocks from the Sai Ying Pun subway station, it’s a convenient hotel, especially for the price. When I first went to the hotel, I came out the wrong subway exit and ended […]

A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong

Although there are plenty of things to do in Hong Kong, there’s an entirely different experience to be had in Macau, which is just an hour or so away by ferry. Like Hong Kong, Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, meaning that while it does belong to China, it has a […]