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Novotel Hong Kong Century: More Sensible Than Sexy

Novotel Century Executive Room

The Novotel Century Hong Kong is strategically located for the visitor to Hong Kong. A five-minute walk to the west brings you to the Wan Chai MTR station. Walk ten minutes north and you can catch a ferry across the harbour to Kowloon. Fifteen or twenty minutes on foot to the east will put you smack dab in the middle of Causeway Bay—or walk maybe a block and a half south to get there even quicker on a famous “Ding Ding”.

The girlfriend and I booked an Executive Room for two separate stays in December and January. It may not be the sexiest hotel in town, but it’s certainly a sensible choice.

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A Troubling Encounter with Lions

Facial Wound

I came away from Safari Adventures’ Walk with Lions Encounter with decidedly mixed feelings. I thought I had read somewhere on the TripAdvisor forums for Mauritius that the animals were doped up so as not to attack visitors; while the pair of lions we walked with were indeed uncharacteristically lethargic, I can’t say whether or not this is true. What I can say is that I was more than a bit troubled by the very visible wounds on these otherwise majestic creatures—and looking at these photos again makes me regret doing the encounter in the first place.

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Heaven: My Review of Sands Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Helluva first impression right here...

Heck of a first impression right here…

If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself at the front entrance of Sands Resort & Spa you’ll be greeted with a fairly spectacular sight: Just beyond the front desk the hallway opens up to a deck, infinity pool, la baie du Tamarin and, in the distance, La Tourevla Mountain. If first impressions count for anything, we were in for a fantastic stay.

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Living the High Life on British Airways

BA Buzzers

Waiting to shower at LHR…

Last month I had the opportunity to sample BA’s premium economy and—as luck would have it—business class long haul product. The destination? Mauritius, a tiny island in the Indian ocean, east of Madagascar and south of the Seychelles. Return flights on BA were surprisingly reasonable, given the remote destination. Could this have been because of the necessary bus transfer between Heathrow and Gatwick? Yeah, probably. 🙄

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