Author: Christopher R.

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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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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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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...

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Buying and Using Alaska Miles to Redeem Cheap Flights from Asia

We previously explained that buying frequent flyer miles can be a cheap way of booking premium cabin flights. In this article we will look at the frequent flyer scheme of Alaska Airlines, a surprisingly cheap way for people based in Asia to fly. Introduction Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer...

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Where to Hear Live Poetry in Hong Kong

If you want to listen to or even perform live poetry in Hong Kong there is a slim but growing number of options. Tuesday – The Hong Kong Writers Circle hosts a monthly social at Culture Club, in Lower Elgin Street. Readings start around eight o’clock although the...

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My terrible experience with Expedia

I generally prefer to use face to face travel agents than online travel agents, partly because I find the service is better. However, sometimes I end up using online travel agents. In the past year I have twice used Expedia and twice had abysmal experiences. I share them...