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Live Standup Comedy in HK

The live standup comedy scene in Hong Kong is booming and it is now possible to watch live comedy four or five nights a week if you are so inclined. Here we cover standup – there’s also a burgeoning improv scene. In English Monday – there is open...

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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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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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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 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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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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New Airport Express Fares in Effect

Airport express fares are going up around 10% on June 18 2017. Since this is the first increase since the start of Airport Express, I feel this is more than fair and still a reasonable cost. New Fares using Octopus card are: Hong Kong Station: $110 vs $100...