For my most recent trip from Taipei to Tokyo, I flew the Japanese budget airline Vanilla Air (バニラ・エア) for the first time. Until 2013, this airline was known as AirAsia Japan, and it was co-owned by All Nippon Airways and AirAsia. After AirAsia exited this investment in 2013, ANA rebranded…

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This year, the Chinese New Year falls on February 8 and it is the Year of the Monkey. In Taiwan, you can see Chinese New Year decorations at every shopping mall, and all supermarkets have some kind of Chinese New Year sales going on. Being one of the most important…

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My friend and I just spent six nights at the Grand Pacific Le Daiba hotel in Odaiba, Tokyo. We booked a superior twin room without breakfast for the first three nights and a deluxe twin room with breakfast for the last three nights. We booked an extra night but had…

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