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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...

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HK Express to Guam and Saipan

Two new interesting routes to announce. In 2015, when HK Express asked its social media followers to vote for their dream destination, Guam topped the charts on Facebook, Weibo and WeChat. There’s some promos to both new destinations, one here shown in the photo for $66 USD one way,...

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Bloggers and Contributor Wanted

Calling all prospective bloggers & contributors. HK Travel Blog is looking for guest bloggers to help contribute articles of varying topics. Guest Blogger Trip Reports Best of…series Latest events and activities (+ seasonal items) Flight / Hotel / Experience Reviews (we can help organize) Travel Deals Tips and...

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Getting a Russian Visa in Hong Kong

For those travelling to Russia on a Hong Kong passport, you can get fourteen days of visa free access (though if staying more than seven you are required to register at the local branch of the Federal Migration Sevice). In other situations, where a visa is needed, the...

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Uber Insurance Claims Process through James River

While in the US I was driving as a Uber driver in Los Angeles to make some extra dough. It’s a pretty fun experience, you meet lots of interesting people and see various parts of the city you probably would never ever go to. Unfortunately one night I...

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Which destinations are short-haul and long-haul?

Hong Kong Airport likes to define routes as either short-haul or long-haul. They charge different fuel surcharges and construction fees depending of your flight is long or short. Do you actually know what long haul or short haul means? Below is the official list of destinations from HKG....

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Jetstar using Singlish for in-flight annoucements

This will be good for my Singapore readers. Jetstar will use Singlish for in-flight announcements on August 9. August 9 is National Day in Singapore, and Jetstar did a similar stunt for April Fools earlier this year. Now I don’t know if this would drum up any business,...

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Applying for Vietnam Visa in Hong Kong

Visa Requirements People travelling on a Hong Kong passport need a visa to visit Vietnam. Until 30 June 2017, U.K. and certain other European passport holders do not need a visa as long as their stay is not more than fifteen days and they do not re-enter Vietnam within...

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Architecture Exhibition at Hong Kong Airport

If you have some spare time at Hong Kong airport in the next few weeks there is an interesting exhibition on local architecture taking place in terminal two. It is in the public area of the airport so is easy to visit even if you are not flying....

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A Transit Watchout with British Airways in London

British Airways has several flights a day between Hong Kong and London. That, and the fact that many of its One World stablemate Cathay’s flights to Britain and Europe feed into BA’s regional network means that a lot of travellers from our region will end up connecting onto...