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Date Day Restaurant 日溢中西美食, Hong Kong

By on September 5, 2015 in Hong Kong, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Date Day Restaurant 日溢中西美食, Hong Kong

Trying to find somewhere to eat out, especially after you’ve had a long hard hot day exploring a city, can be tricky and in such circumstances I typically turn to either Foursquare or Google, to suggest a local dining place. My rules the eating when travelling are: Try to eat local – that is, find a local […]

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My top 5 bargaining and haggling tips for Hong Kong

By on September 3, 2015 in Hong Kong, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
My top 5 bargaining and haggling tips for Hong Kong

I’m a terrible haggler, and very rarely do I end up getting a bargain! Having said that I did come across five bargaining and haggling tips for Hong Kong in an in-flight magazine (yes, I am one of those weirdos on planes that reads the in-flight magazine), and so I thought I would give them […]

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FinnAir (AY81): Helsinki to Singapore

By on July 16, 2015 in Travel Tip with 0 Comments
FinnAir (AY81): Helsinki to Singapore

Well, the flight from Helsinki to Singapore (FinnAir: AY81) was not much better than the London to Helsinki flight. Again I was flying business class (paid for by someone else), and again it was disappointing, especially when compared to Emirates, or Qatar Airlines. The plane I was on was quite old, and the cabin looked […]

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Helsinki Airport (HEL), Finland

By on July 15, 2015 in Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Helsinki Airport (HEL), Finland

I had not been to Finland, or Helsinki Airport before, and I didn’t count this as visiting Finland as I was not leaving the transit area of the airport. Helsinki Airport is a little bit odd. First of all, it is very small, and I noticed that as we were taxiing to our stand that […]

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Flying with FinnAir – Business class from London Heathrow to Helsinki and on to Singapore (AY840)

By on July 15, 2015 in Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Flying with FinnAir – Business class from London Heathrow to Helsinki and on to Singapore (AY840)

I’m not a travel snob (well I don’t think I am), and I will travel from any point A to amy point B by whatever means possible, however, when you have a flight booked for you, and you are told it is business class, you do have certain expectations. Currently I am on FinnAir AY840 […]

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10 UK train travel tips

By on July 6, 2015 in Travel Tip, UK with 0 Comments
10 UK train travel tips

Train travel in the UK can be expensive, challenging and frustrating. Below are a number of tips, tricks, and some advice, that may help improve your journey/experience. 1. To get the best deals book in advance Train companies often advertise how cheap it is to travel from point A to B, and typically this is […]

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Can you connect to the Internet in Myanmar (Burma)?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma, Travel Tip with 0 Comments

This is interesting question…. the short answer is, yes you can. However… I found that I could easily connect to the Internet on my phone, although it was slow. 3G coverage was available and was fairly good in the cities and suburbs. The ‘roaming’ deal I had with my phone company was pretty poor, and […]

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No such thing as free WiFi… and security… aka WiFi on the road

By on April 2, 2015 in Travel Tip with 0 Comments

A few years ago when you were travelling ‘free’ WiFi spots were few and far between, and you would be lucky to find one (unless travelling in the US where they seem alarmingly open at times – things have changed a bit in the US, but you can still find some open WiFi). These days […]

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What did we do before mobiles for navigation and recommendations? Are we missing out?

By on April 1, 2015 in Travel Tip with 0 Comments
What did we do before mobiles for navigation and recommendations? Are we missing out?

This is an interesting question.. What did we do? In the “good ol’ days” we used maps, and when travelling we used to wave maps at taxi drivers and people on the streets when we were trying to get to interesting places in a city or country. We were exploring! However, mobile phones have changed […]

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Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria, Switzerland, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

To get from St Anton back to Zurich we decided to go by train. The train was mobbed with skiers returning to Zurich. We had booked seats, so at least we got to sit down, and just like trains in the UK, there was insufficient luggage space. The train had free wifi, but it didn’t […]

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