Category: Travel

Reading Time: 4 minutes The air ticket from mid-west USA to China is getting more expensive after the cut of American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA) ORD to PVG or PEK flights since pandemic in 2020. There are some alternatives nowadays. Besides the cross Atlantic routes below, there are direct flights from Delta Detroit (DTW) to Shanghai (PVG),

January 27, 2024

Reading Time: 6 minutes (Update 04-28-2023) Please note the airlines no longer ask/need #COVID #testing from April 29: 4月29日起飞往中国不再需要核酸检测,自测抗原即可。登机前航空公司不再查验检测证明,只需海关健康申报二维码。source: #flychina || This is good news 🙂 (Original) I have a twitter thread here, and quite a few YouTube shorts or videos on this trip (hashtag: #ChinaTrip2023). But I think it’s probably worth an article or two for me

April 1, 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 02-10-2011) The previous link expired. Try this new link if interested. One difference is they requires one spend $4000 in first 6 months to get the full 75,000 miles. Good luck! (Update 09-17-2010) I got the 75,000 AA miles. (Update 8-19-2010) Received the Citi Platinum Select /AAdvantage Visa Signature card today, called and verified

August 16, 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was in Las Vegas this week, attending a technology (software) conference. One tip to share at the beginning: Google Free Wifi at LAS airport. It appears my Boingo service does not have wifi spot here, but Google provided free Wifi during holidays until Jan 15. They even have some “google colored” bean shaped couch

December 5, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes I got all the fun of driving in Boston traffic during rush hour. It took me more than an hour driving from Waltham to Boston Logan, and my Garmin 755T GPS helped this time. One thing I noticed in Boston is driving is a lot more hectic than in the River city. People won’t yield

August 21, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am using a Garmin 755T GPS to nagivate Boston. This is my 3rd trip using GPS. The first one was Chicago trip before July 4th. Pros Recalculating when I took the wrong road; Cons Dependency on GPS, so I will not read maps in the future? One more thing to pay attention besides road

August 18, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Went to Harvard Square this evening, took some pictures (the quality is not as great as I liked, but you know it’s Harvard). (Harvard Theater) (Harvard Square, Sumner’s statue)

August 16, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute That would be exciting thing 10 years back, when I was still a college junkie. It still will be interesting, at least I plan to visit Harvard Square, where Paul Allen met with Bill Gates (in 1976?) and said: “We got to start this (computer business), this thing (computer revolution) is happening without us.” We

August 16, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes I would like to list some of the Chinese restaurants I visited in this trip (and in the past). I will also list some web sites which I think will be helpful to plan Chicago trip. Chinese restaurant Lao Sze Chuan (web site here): this is the first Chinese restaurant I visisted in Chicago (2001?).

July 5, 2009

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are back from Chicago. Visited the Premium mall (near Aurora) yesterday, and was quite impressed. This was my first trip to the Aurora mall, and I was surprised to see so many premium brands and shoppers (esp. the crowds at Coach store). Judging by the size of crowds in the mall, it seems the

July 3, 2009
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