Tag Archives: Singapore

Eastern & Oriental Express: Big, beautiful tapestry

Warning: If you really want to see most of the places that the Eastern & Oriental Express cuts through in its path from Singapore to Bangkok, this isn’t the trip for you. Reason is, of course, you’re on this five-star … Continue reading

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Asia Chronicles: Managing to stay out of trouble in Singapore

I’m not trying to be funny. Everything I knew about Singapore — the jumping off point for my recent adventure aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express — was what everyone else seemed to know, too. That American kid who was … Continue reading

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Bangkok: But boss, I want to stay on de train

It’s over. My magic carpet ride, so to speak, on the Eastern & Oriental Express train. Started in Singapore, ended in Bangkok. Three days and two nights. (Are you keeping score? Because I’m losing track.) Bangkok is where I’m at … Continue reading

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Toto, I don’t think this is Penn Station

Waiting to board the Eastern & Oriental Express train at the Regent hotel in Singapore. No, that’s not where I stayed … Now boarding, and my computer battery is in its death throes. Lateh.

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Lugging my seriously jetlagged self onto Oriental Express train

I’m off to the Singapore train station to board the Eastern & Oriental Express train to Thailand. There’s no Wi-Fi on the train, so I’ll let you know how it went when I resurface in Bangkok, where I’m spending a … Continue reading

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Dubai: Hey, if it’s good enough for Paris Hilton …

Comin’ atcha from my latest satellite office at the Emirates Airlines Biz Lounge at Dubai airport, where I’m awaiting the flight to Singapore and the Eastern & Oriental Express train. Hepped up on Italian coffee after some of the best … Continue reading

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With vintage hat in hand, ready for Eastern & Oriental Express

I’m packing even as we speak for my Asian adventure. First things first: rounding up the necessary electrical adapters. Hey, that might not be first on your list, but when faced with the prospect of not having the right plug … Continue reading

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