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Korea Prepaid SIM Cards and Wifi Router at ICN

Most everyone flies into Seoul Incheon (ICN) airport when visiting Korea. I gathered some prepaid SIM card info for you all so you can stay connected while visiting South Korea. It’s pretty straightforward though you might need to wait in line to buy one. The counters were very...

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Tourist Help in Hong Kong: the HK Travel Buddy app

It is always good to know that when you are travelling somewhere you can get help from a reliable local. Hong Kong Tourism Board has a LINE app which allows you to ask questions when you are travelling in Hong Kong. The service is as simple as that...

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Why Are Some Chinese Hotels Closed to Foreigners?

Did you know some Chinese hotels are only available to mainlanders? I’ve experienced it before, walking around a city trying to find a hotel or guest house with vacancies, and going into hotels only to be told that they only accept guests with Chinese ID. You may even...

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Happy Hour with Unlimited Beer and Fried Chicken Wings

Here is another interesting happy hour to add to the list! (The list includes the indulgent one at Dragon-i, free food at Four Seasons, Morton’s and more). Tiger Curry & Café in Causeway Bay (14 Pennington Street) is advertising an Unlimited Beer + Fried Chicken Wings Happy Hour....

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Peach Airlines 24 Hour Sale!

Two routes on sale between HKG and Japan. Okinawa and Osaka. I’ve had yet to try flying with Peach. Let me know how is it if you have! 24-Hour Sale [Sale] Aug.5, 2017 (0:00) ~ Aug.5, 2017 (23:59) [Travel] Aug.10, 2017 ~ Dec.21, 2017 * Applicable dates differ...

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Review Emirates Flight EK385 – Experiencing a major delay

Emirates Airlines invests heavily in marketing to promote itself as a connection between Asia and Europe/Americas, through Dubai. Despite the abundance of direct flights between Hong Kong and major European cities, Emirates frequently comes up as a more cost-effective option for those who can afford a longer travel...

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Power plugs, adapters, and electricity in Hong Kong

Hong Kong as a former British colony, follows England when it comes to many things such as road signs and the power grid. If you are visiting from the UK, you will feel right at home in Hong Kong when it comes to plugging in your electronics. The...

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Free Transit Tours in Narita

If you are in transit somewhere and have time, a transit tour can be a great way to see the area – often for free. We have previously featured free transit tours in Taipei and in Seoul. There are also free transit tours offered in Narita airport, which...

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What to do when you (may) miss your flight

Missing a flight is something a lot of people try to avoid, but even for well-prepared travellers it can happen sometimes. As many people never experience it, we thought that it would be helpful to share our experience and help you when you either have missed your flight...

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Free Internet Access in Japan via prepaid SIM: 100 MB

Some interesting news. NTT Docomo is Japan is offering foreign visitors free internet access via prepaid SIM card. Unlimited for 15 days. Called “Japan Welcome SIM” Bad news, only 100 MB high-speed is free. However, you can still get 15 days of 128kbps, which is enough for Whatsapp, Line,...