Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 1)

There are two airlines which fly direct to San Francisco from Beijing – Air China, and United Airlines. Having flown several times with the former, I decided to try the latter. US airlines do not always get the best reviews, but actually, from booking all the way through to flying with them, I found them …

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Golden Week travels: Taipei – Part 1

There are two major holidays in the Chinese calendar – Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is the main one. This changes each year, but usually it falls sometime in January or February. The other holiday, so-called ‘golden week’, is now – the first week of October. This usually coincides with National Day holiday, which is …

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