Hong Kong vs Singapore

Photo: DBS star ferry ad in Hong Kong captures UBS, AXA, and Pru in one shot

Posted Posted in Personal finance, Travel

When taking this quick snapshot of Singapore’s DBS bank’s “full boat” on Hong Kong’s star ferry this weekend, I noticed that by chance, the background also happened to include competitors ranging from Swiss bank UBS to French and British insurers AXA and Prudential, respectively. I wouldn’t say this photo alone is a sign that Hong […]

When comparing travel insurance in Hong Kong, especially HSBC vs Aimviva, I have found Aimviva to be a better deal

Comparing Travel Insurance: HSBC vs Aimviva Travel Club

Posted Posted in Personal finance, Travel

Those who know me know I enjoy shopping for insurance far more than most people, so it should be no surprise I have often spent some time comparing travel insurance options before each of my many trips over the past several years.Β  Over the years, I have bought travel insurance from American Express, HSBC, Manulife, […]

“Road Less Traded” 2009 Train Trip Through 23 Countries in 206 Days Itinerary

Posted Posted in Travel, Uncategorized

This is a re-print of the itinerary taken through 23 (mostly) emerging market countries in 2009, by train, with my wife and son, over about 206 days that year. I was fortunate to find it still exists on this old blog of mine. 9 April: Fly from JFK to India, lose the 10th via connection […]