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I'm trying to plan out our itinerary for Seoul for the end of June and am looking for advice. We are flying there as a layover on the way home from China. We've been working in China for a year (one or two more years to go) and we are doing a lot of traveling around Asia. This is our first and probably only trip to Korea.
We want to see as many historic or cultural sights as possible, including some or all of the four world heritage sites in Seoul. We aren't very into the nightlife, although we may have a drink after dinner and check out a new neighborhood if we aren't too tired. We also may meet my husband's colleagues for dinner and he may have to skip one day of sightseeing to meet them while I do the tourist thing by myself. Also, our first wedding anniversary is on our last full day in Korea so we want to do something more relaxing and romantic that day and have a fancy dinn... more »
I will be stuck on air china's old school 747 without AVOD from JFK-PEK.
has anyone flew this route recently? How bad is it? What about the food? Are they generous with alcohol? If so, what kinds of beer and wine do they have?
i am a tourism student currently doing my degree in malaysia. i am interested in learning south korea history and culture.
I would love a little help with my Japan itinerary for August.
I am travelling with my mum who is 60, she will be coming from her home in Sydney, me from mine in London and we are meeting in Tokyo, we have 10 days, we will have a 14 day JR pass.
Anticipating you will say that the time in Tokyo is too limited but that is mum’s preference, she gets a little overwhelmed in big cities.
As well as itinerary critique, I would really appreciate some advice on booking Ryokan’s (probably in Hakone and Nara) and on booking a Shukubo in Koyasan, we will probably stay in hotels everywhere else, recommendations there also welcome.
We have about 280AUD per room (we will share) per night.
Sunday 5th – Tokyo
Monday 6th – Hakone
Tuesday 7th – Takayama
Wednesday 8th – Takayama
Thursday 9th – Kyoto
Friday 10th – Kyoto - day trip to Hiroshima (Miyajima Island + P... more »
i was informed that korea and japan using CDMA while singapore uses GSM. Does anybody know whether is it possible to use the singapore galaxy S2 if i buy the local prepaid sim card? Thanks!
I've booked 2 internal flights in China (Chengdu-Guilin and Guilin-Shenzhen) for myself and another person with China Southern Airlines. Unfortunately we've encountered a problem after payment confirmation. The other person's middle name (which is on the passport) has not been included on the e-ticket (our stupid mistake). What are people's advice for dealing with this situation? I've e-mailed China Southern Airlines and called the company but i suspect our chances of getting another e-ticket issued with the correct name are low. So that leaves the options of attempting to have the booking refunded and re-book either way or hoping that the middle name isn't important....
After speaking with many physician and nurses at travel clinics about my husband and my trip to the Silk Road, while I am in the first trimester pregnancy, I would like to also ask some fellow travellers about their knowledge of what types of fruit (peelable) and vegetables are available while on the Silk Road in China. We are travelling from Xi'an to Kashgar by train.
In general, is it easy to buy the following in the Gansu and Xinjiang provinces:
-bottled water (and is there a recommended brand?)
-peelable fruits (please could you provide the name of any recommended local fruits that have a peel?)
-green vegetables etc
Any other comments or recommended brands of health foods that we can find in these regions is very much appreciated.
Best and happy travels!
OK, this is a naive question..
Does Tajikistan have a border with the Indian Kashmir?
Can I cross it to India?
I’m planning a trip to Japan this July with 5 other people. We’re trying to get a balance between Culture, History, Cities & Hiking. Is this itinerary doable? Any improvments/suggestions?
Note: We’ll intend to use a hire car in Hokkaido
30th June – Saturday Arrive in Narita
1st July – Sunday Mt Takao
2nd July - Monday Hakone
3rd July - Tuesday Tokyo - Akihabara, Imperial Palace,
4th July - Wednesday Tokyo - Ginza, Roppongi, Tsukiji Fish Market
5th July - Thursday Nikko Daytrip
6th July – Friday Tokyo - Odaiba, Toyota Test Track,
7th July – Saturday Tokyo - Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku
8th July – Sunday Tokyo - Asakusa then Train to Hiroshima
in the morning
9th July – Monday Hiroshi... more »
I'm looking for a simple, clean, safe, budget room for my husband, me and our almost two-year old. The only reason we're actually able to go on a holiday to Hong Kong is because of air mileage, so we really are looking for a bare bones BUDGET room!
Am I crazy thinking that it might be alright to take the little one to a guesthouse in the Mirador Mansions? We live in Korea and I've traveled through many parts of Asia, (although never Hong Kong,) so I have an idea of what to expect. My main concern is of course safety for the toddler. Any thoughts? Suggestions?
I have been scouring the web for information, and I am after some advice as tro whether this is the best way to proceed:
I need to apply for a double entry visa to China for July. I have a UK passport. After exiting and reentering the first time, I have an issue, as I then wish to get to Nepal via Tibet. The issues with this are highlighted elsewhere on this forum, namely that I must show evidence of exit point when applying for visa. I have a flight back to the UK from Nepal. If I enclose this, and say that I will exit to another country, then overland to Nepal, is this my best option? I could then, like the most recent poster on this topic, have the excuse of not being able to acquire train tickets to the other country's border for not providing evidence, as they are not yet on sale.
Is this the best way to go about securing a double-entry visa? If not, are there an... more »
Just a few questions regarding my Chinese Visa please:
I have got a double entry Chinese Visa.
Issue Date: 09 Jan 2012
Enter Before: 09 Jul 2012
Duration of each stay: 035 days after entry
I have entered China once in Feb. Now I want to re-enter one last time to finish off that visa. What I am confused is that "Enter Before" date, is it the same as an expiry date which means if I want to stay the full length of 35 days for an entry, then I will have to enter China on or before Jun 05 and exit on or before Jul 09? Or is that "Enter Before" date actually the last date I can enter China? If that is the case then, if I enter China on 09 Jul 2012 I can stay until mid August, can I?
Thanks in advance for your info.
Aloha! I will be traveling to Fukuoka, Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo and looking for any advice on vegetarian restaurants. I do eat a limited amount of fish. I would like to find ramen shops that have fish based broths instead of meat broths. Also looking for vegetarian Okonomiyaki and a tonkatsu restaurant that has vegetarian katsu.
Aloha! My husband and I are spending two weeks in Japan in June. We are landing in Fukuoka, spending three nights there than taking the bullet train to Kyoto and spending four nights there than taking the bullet train to Tokyo for seven nights. We will be activating a 7 day railpass to go to Kyoto. This is our first trip to Fukuoka and Osaka and our fourth trip to Kyoto and Tokyo.
In Fukuoka we are planning to buy all day bus passes to get around.
I was wondering if we are making a good decision to commute to Osaka from Kyoto vs spending two nights at each city. Our travel agent recomended that we do that. What is the best way to go to Osaka from Kyoto using the JR rail pass?
I was also wondering how we can best use our JR rail pass in those cities to minimize spending money on bus, subway and taxi's. In Kyoto we are interested in seeing the Inari Shrine, Nishiki marke... more »
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