Category: General

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Picking the beat seat on the plane for your flight

Are you a window seat or aisle person? Personally I almost always take the aisle seat, except for certain circumstances which I’ll mention below. Here’s some advice you can use when picking your seat. Lets assume first of all you don’t get an upgrade and don’t have access to...

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Why do airlines overbook? and bumped passenger compensation

Update Apr 11, 2017: Coincidentally this post was published the same day as the United Airlines fiasco and figured I’d offer my two cents briefly. Obviously this is tragic and should not have occurred. Blame while on United, also falls on Chicago PD who ultimately injured this man and...

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Thanks for joining our March meetup!

It was great to meet those who came and joined us in Central last night. It was fantastic to hear from the community and learn a bit about each of you and how you use HKTravelBlog. Some of the things we heard readers were doing were; maximizing mile and...

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HK Rugby Sevens Guide and where to party

The 7s in Hong Kong is one of the busiest times of the year, with tourists and rugby players flocking in from all over the world, in particular Australia. (And we all know the Aussie’s do like a good party!) For 2017 the Hong Kong Sevens will run...

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Download These Apps To Make The Most Out Of Your Travels

One of the ways in which you can shrug off all the stress work or school has invited into your life is traveling. There is something about being in a foreign place that just makes us feel more comfortable than we have ever been. It is probably because...

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Hilarious Looney Tunes & other announcements on Southwest Airlines

Came across this hilarious video recently, though it was taken back in September 2016. Upon arrival (presumably from Salt Lake City, Utah to Chicago) Southwest Airlines flight attendant Zach Haumesser goes on his normal arrival announcements, using voices of various Looney Tunes characters.  He impersonated Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Porky...

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Happy New Year: 2017!

Happy New Year to all of the HKTravelBlog readers! Thanks for your support through the years and we hope 2017 turns out to be one of the best for you. Enjoy the time with your friends and family before you turn back to setting all your travels plans...

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Becoming a certified diver in Hong Kong

Guest Blogger Julia F. One of the coolest activities you can do in many places across Asia is diving. With so many stunning beaches, you can imagine that the scenery under the water is equally impressive – and it really is! Sometimes, snorkeling is simply not enough to...

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Hokkaido Snow Storm and Weather Delays

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. Wanted to write a few of my comments about the whole Hokkaido snow storm flight cancellation debacle and recommendations on how to handle similar situations in the future. In case you haven’t heard, due to 96cm of snow, flights were understandably...

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Ivacy VPN Review & Coupon

Update Feb 21, 2017: Ivacy is offering a winter sale now 86% off! Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas Occasionally I will review VPN services, usually on a yearly basis when it comes time to renew. This year I decided to go with Ivacy VPN. It’s a...

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Tsz Shan Monastery Visit Review

Guest post from Olivia C. Date of Visit:- 15th November 2016 Few would make their way over to Tai Po or the eastern part unless you’re a local or fancy grabbing a bite to eat in Tai Mei Tuk after a long bike ride.  Tsz Shan Monastery a...

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Getting an Indian e-Visa in Hong Kong

Getting an Indian visa used to entail long queues and large amounts of bureaucracy but the good news is that in recent years it has become a lot easier. The easiest way is through the e-visa programme. Eligibility The electronic tourist visa programme is eligible for those travelling...