[Lounge Review] Starlux-ury: GALATIC Lounge, Taoyuan Airport, Taiwan

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I was super excited to check out this flagship lounge and thanks for APEC card, I was able to somewhat breeze through the chaos that Taoyuan Airport is at 530am.

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[Trip Report] Starlux-ury

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Starlux (website) – the newish Taiwanese airline receiving rave reviews even in coach.

And honestly, its looks really good on pics. And really, the lightbulb moment came when then I found what I consider a decent enough pricing which will allow me to try Economy Class from Singapore, and their A350 Business Class back from Taipei which means experiencing the GALATIC (yes, it’s meant to be in caps) Lounge at Taoyuan Airport. YAY.

This is shaping up to be a year of random trips after all.

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[Hotel Review] Courtyard Singapore Novena

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This staycay has been re-scheduled so many times til I’m not really sure where my rate came about or how long it’s been. Nonetheless, when I heard that this property is finally (!) re-opening for leisure stays, I felt like it was time to get this over while the Double Elite Nights promotion was still going on. Plus, the property promised to honor my rate when I re-book with them.

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[Hotel Review] Courtyard Seoul Namdaemun

This was my choice for 4 nights in Seoul for a family trip.

I surprised myself as I would usually gun for Myeongdong but this time priorities were space for 3 adults (which Myeongdong hotels typically don’t quite provide), club lounges access, and anywhere that my Marriott / Hilton status will benefit us.

So with Hilton being a little lacklustre according to my online stalking, I settled on this property after seeing mostly flattering reviews online. And its rare for Courtyards to feel like a full service Marriott which seemed to be the case.

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