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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,...

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Promotional Fares from Jet Airways

The Indian carrier Jet Airways is currently running a promotion out of Hong Kong fare. Advertised fares include London, Paris and Amsterdam at $3,910 all in. Fares are available to destinations in India and across Jet’s global network. As you will fly through Bombay or Delhi you should...

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Star Ferry Prices Set to Increase

Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferries are the cheapest way to cross Victoria Harbour, but they are about to get a little bit more costly. With effect from Saturday 15 July, the route between Central and TST route will cost $2.70 on weekdays (was $2.50) and $3.70 on weekends...

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Making the Most of Transit Without Visa in China

Getting a visa for China is neither cheap nor easy for many people. That is one reason why it can be attractive to think about using a “transit without visa” to visit China and making the most of what it allows you. We have explained the basics of...

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Review: Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi

I redeemed Hilton Honors points for this stay, it’s a steal at only 10,000 points a night. Rates were hovering about $100USD giving me a 1 cent value per point, which for Hilton is extraordinary. When looking at reviews it appears they were mixed on Tripadvisor. Some people...

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Doha Airport Business Class Lounge Review

We previously reviewed the lounge Qatar Airways offers its economy passengers with One World status and bemoaned the fact that they don’t really follow the spirit of One World reciprocity. Instead of letting status holders use their own lounge (as Cathay and many others do) they have created...