gmex23
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All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sat May 27, 2006 8:43 am

Sorry I had to rush off to work before I could finish my report. My next flight was another early take-off at 8:20.
BKK - HKG
May 15 8:20
CX700
Seat 66A
B777-300
Irnwas really impressed with the quality of the new 777 and the FA's onrnthis leg
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and after thisrnshot of Don Muang they served up some Dim Sum shrimp which was not veryrntasty
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Again landing andrntransit was smooth and a Thai heavy was in for me to snap a pic ofrn
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HKG-TPE
CX564
15 May 13:10
A-330
This being a short flight I didn't expect much but they served a great egg sandwich and refreshments that I ate up without taking a pic of. I arrived at CKSrnin the fringe of a typhoon and took the Aloha travel bus down tornKaohsiung - the rain made for a blase ride - if you ever get the chancernin Taiwan to take these bus trips I highly recommend it. Its like first class travel on the bus. They even have a stewardess that serves coffeernand snacks. Greyhound can learn something from the Taiwanese. Living inrnKaohsiung for 3 years I knew the best place to stay was the Splendorrnhotel - and it didn't disappoint.rn
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Here is the view from myrn65 floor room
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I had a nicernvisit with friends, and my ex-fiancee (long story but we remain thernbest of friends) took me out for a desert at Morton's which has the most bizarrerntheme of toilets and urinals. Here is my mammoth ice desert served in arnmini-uninal
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I decided onrntaking Uni-Air the EVA domestic service back to Taipei. The KHHrndomestic airport is so old school, all the boarding is done on walk up.rnThey have a cool golden dragon statue in the waiting loungern
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I asked the Mandarinrnairlines rep if I could go out and snap some pics outside - No Problemrn
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and lucky for me a CI 747rnwas arriving as well in the international sidern
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My flight was delayed arnbit and to my surprisernwhen we were called it was in an EVA livery not the orange UNI as I hadrnbeen expecting
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KHH - TSA
May 17 11:55 - this was my only delay on the trip
Seat 8C
MD-90
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one last look at KHH. Flying into Shung Shan I guess is the closest thing to the old Kai Takrnthat I will experience
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rnwith the buildings all around it makes for an interesting approach. ThernGrand Hotel pictured there is like a fine painting - a beauty from arnfar but lousy to stay in. Upon arrival at the Taipei domestic airportrnthere were a few spotting treats. One being the Hercrn
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and a SinoPacrnlivery for Far Eastern Transportrn
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I couldn't help myself torntake a picture of this luggage carousel - a little FAT TNArnanyone???
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I stayed at thernIntercontinental Hotel, which when first built was probably a 5 starrnbut the rooms need some updating. I guess that doesn't stop the localrncelebrities from parking their rides out frontrn
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Taipei has a lot to offerrnand after shopping at the 101 I went to the CKS memorial hall
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finally my trip was coming to a close and it was off to TaoYuen to fly my last flights
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The windows are all green at CKS which makes for lousy picture taking but the smoking rooms have open windows so I snapped this Philippines Air bound for Manila.
TPE - HKG
CX461
18May 11:20
Seat 67A
B-747
ThisrnEVA flight had just landed as we pushed offrn
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again as I snapped up thisrnpic of CKS they served us another great little sanni - this time a Ham and Cheese
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The typhoon Chanchurnhad by-passed both Taipei and Hong Kong and actually cleaned out thernpollution making for great pics of Victoria Harbourrn
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As we taxiedrnin to Gate 1 this 747 followed us to Gate 3 - This would be myrntransport back to YVR!
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Through transit and on tornthe duty-free to get some Mild Seven Internationals, I sadly did myrnlast round of spotting at HKIArn
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The flight was full thusrnmaking for the longest wait to board but we were off on time once again
HKG - YVR
18 May 15:00
CX888
Seat 61A
B-747
Thernday was a beauty to fly out onrn
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and my last dinner wasrnserved - they had run out of the fish from the Peking garden so I hadrnthe Beef Stew
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the girlrnnext to me had the Fusili and I must say it looked like throw up - I watched King Kong and some terribly predictable Queen Latifah movie where she has 1 week to live, and surprise, surprisernwas given misdiagnosis... snooze - anyway after a bowl of Top-Ramen thernlights came on and they served breakfastrn
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again the weather wasrnclear as we made for our descent to YVR and there is the Alex Fraserrnand the silty Fraser river belowrn
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everything was classyrnexcept that first flight crew from Cathayrnand I intend to do another Asia Pass next year if the continue to offerrnit. And just when I thought my spotting and journey had finished wernpull to the gate and see JA8917 parked next to us
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I hope you all liked my first trip report on Anet - CHEERS!
 
Flyboy81
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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sun May 28, 2006 3:48 am

Awesome pics! You don't see many reports on Taiwan domestic flights very often!
 
KLM685
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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sun May 28, 2006 5:13 am

Amazing trip and excellent trip report with pictures!!! You certainly know how to obtain the best of life  Wink


Congratulations  thumbsup 


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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sun May 28, 2006 7:51 am

Excellent report and pics. I hope to go to Asia some day.

Ummm....why did you constantly put the letters "r" and "n" in between so many words to made them one word?
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gmex23
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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sun May 28, 2006 3:33 pm

Hey YYZflyer - It wasn't my fault, though it looks like I am one crappy speller - I guess when you run a trip report through the Anet spell check it puts these in automatically - I was given the heads up a bit too lat - sorry - cheers - Thanks for all the good response!!
 
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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:41 pm

Excellent report, my sister and my bro both live in Kaohsiung and being an AC employee I visit often. I have tons of pics from travelling in Taiwan and I've always thought I'd do a trip report but never get around to doing it.

I've always wanted to see what the view of Kaohsiung would be from that building. Again great pics.


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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:30 pm

Excellent pictures and report... Thanks for sharing  bigthumbsup 
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RE: All Asia Pass YVR-HKG-NRT-SGN-BKK-TPE-KHH (Part 2)

Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:09 pm

Great pictures and report, Mr. Jeffrey.

How much was the All Asia Pass?
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