Two Days Trip in Jakarta – Checking in Kempinski Hotel (Day 1)

My client has invited me over for his daughter’s wedding dinner on a Sunday evening and I thought this could be a good opportunity to take a break away from work for a day or two and enjoy the weekend with my girl friend. It wasn’t my first time in Jakarta yet the only places I have visited was only the factories and industrial area. Thus, I have to make a point to find a hotel that is near the city centre to enjoy the views and maybe some shopping at the same time. There were ample good hotels in the vicinity but eventually, we have chosen Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta since it looks like a decent hotel which is linked to the shopping malls. We …

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My Short Trip to Istanbul Turkey – Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel (Day 1)

It was a last minute decision for the business trip, I could not get a direct flight from Singapore to Istanbul which is available on Singapore Airlines, I had to transit via Doha before reaching Istanbul. We arrived almost 5am in the morning and there wasn’t much crowd and the weather was freaking cold ! Change Currency and Purchase Sim Card ! Turkey does not really relies on Euro currency for daily usage and 23 did not managed to find any currency exchange for Turkish Lira while we were in Singapore or Qatar airport. The first thing was to find a currency exchange counter to change my US dollars into Turkish Lira. Internet connection would be the second on my mind. While strolling inside of the …

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Reaching Somerset Hotel Apartment in Melbourne

Did not catch much sleep during the flight and ended up sleeping in the cab till arriving at our Somerset hotel apartment at Elizabeth Street. This is more like a family service apartment which has much amenities and also a small cooking area for perhaps some home cooking. But the stupid thing about this service apartment, if you are going with your family, why is there only one bed ? I thought they should include a sofa bed as well. The rooms cost est. AUS$ 250 per night, kind of expensive of this standard though.. Anyway, we are just going to put down our bag and go out for lunch. Luckily the view outside was still not bad .

My One Day Stay at Kobe Portopia Hotel

Nice views, this area is mostly surrounded by industry as it is near to sea ports and companies would use this advantages to boost their company services. Views of the hotel room. Though the size is not that big, but the design is quite modern. The only bad thing about the room is probably the lighting. Good for travelers, but if you intend to do some business meetings in the room , I think it is better to change a place for it. Kobe Portopia Hotel10-1, 6 Chome, Minatojima NakamachiChuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0046, JapanTel: +81-78-3021111Fax: +81-78-3026877www.portopia.co.jp