Category: General

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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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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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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...

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TBEX North America: Good and bad of Huntsville 2017

TBEX North America 2017: Huntsville, Alabama just ended. It was my first time attending the travel blogger exchange conference and here’s my review and thoughts on the event. Location  I want to commend the Huntsville community and CVB for their hospitality and organization during the few days. Everything was...

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Comparing British Airways Economy Class to Cathay Pacific Economy Class

Cathay Pacific and British Airways are the airlines offering multiple direct flights daily between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Here we compare British Airways’ economy class to the more locally familiar Cathay one. Schedule, Pricing and Booking Cathay offers five flights daily to London Heathrow. It also...

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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...