Asia - North-East Asia
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I'll be arriving from Malaysia at about 12:50 am. We aren't from Malaysia, but we will be vacationing there. China is just for a week in Beijing, because my mother would like to see the wall.
I thought of the possibility of staying the first night close to the airport and then moving to a more central hotel the next day. But if it doesn't take too much time to get to a central hotel, I'd take a cab there. I'll be traveling on a budget. I'd like to spend no more than 30 dollars/night for the hotel, but I don't know if that's realistic. The room may be ugly, but we need two beds and a private shower and toilet.
My questions: any recommendations of a hotel in a central part of the city? By central, I mean a place where other tourists are, with easy transportation to main tourist interest areas.
Any idea how much a cab would cost at such late hour to go from the air... more »
Hello, I had a search on this topic before but I have a very specific question - due to some last-minute changes I am planning to get a train (hopefully the budget sleeper T110) from Shanghai to Beijing in two days.
I think this is too late to pre-book, would I have much chance getting a booking for the train on the day this time of year (mid-March)? Or any trains from Shanghai to Beijing on the day of departure this time of year? Does anyone have any suggestions / tips for me?
Anyone have experience with China Eastern Airlines?!
We already bought tickets so it doesn't really matter but I'd still love more info. I have read bad things online but also read that they are just a typical airline like United or American or something over here in United States.....nothing special but nothing horrible.
How are the seats in economy? I am faily tall - am I gonna be scrunched?
How is the service, plane, etc?
Do they have electrical plugs in the seats for your devices?
Do you know if they will upgrade you for cheap if your kinda tall (6'3")? Maybe an exit row?
Do they speak english?
Any input anyone has would be great.
My family is coming for a visit the end of April/beginning of May. This is their sixth visit to Japan, so the focus is more on spending time with family. I realize that the visit is during golden week. Still, I'm hoping that I can book a quick overnight trip to Mt. Aso sometime during their stay.
I'm looking for hotel and activity recommendations suitable for both a five year old and some very active retirees. Location is important since we'll be relying on public transportation.
Also, does anyone have any experience getting seats on the Aso Boy train? My parents will likely be taking advantage of the JR Kyushu north rail pass. If I understand corectly, reservations are still required for rail pass holders. Would I be able to make those reservations on their behalf?
Friend of mine is visiting Tokyo for three weeks around the end of March. She would like to have a cell phone while she is there, to send as well as receive domestic (Japanese) calls. What are her inexpensive options?
In Latin America I've seen cheap disposable phones (and SIM cards) widely available - is this also the case in Japan?
My friend speaks Japanese, but she does not read Kanji.
Bonus question: Is there a system of international calling cards for calls back to the USA? Is any one brand better than the others?
Many thanks for sharing your recent experience.
My boyfriend and I will be traveling in Japan together April 2-15th and I will continue on alone till the 29th. We fly in and out of Narita. Because this is a last minute trip during cherry blossom season I booked most of our rooms before we had all the plans figured out. I knew we would be taking it slower than usual because I will be five months pregnant when I start this trip so I wanted to give ourselves plenty of time.
2nd and 3rd in Tokyo
4th 5th and 6th still open (probably tokyo I just haven't booked a room yet)
We are interested in day trips from both Tokyo and Kyoto i.e Nikko, Nara, Hiroshima
Our main interests are food, culture, sights and relaxing for me when traveling alone.
Where are some places I could go alone after Kyoto?
Does a 14 day railpass make sense for my boyfriend? And a 21 day for me?
Do you have any daytrip or cooki... more »
I have a 6-hour layover (from 4–10 PM). I know there are plenty of things to do in the city for a longer layover, but for only 6 hours, would you recommend leaving the airport (e.g., for the maglev train ride)?
I will be passing through and staying overnight in Seoul this July. My flights lands at Incheon Airport at 5:30pm in the evening and so by the time I complete the Korean entry formalities and reach my hotel - probably Hotel Sky or similar in the Incheon area - it will be close to 7pm. I am hoping to do either a good night tour or visit a show the same night since I do not have to get-up till late next morning. Realistically, whatever night tour I choose has to start at 8 pm or later because of my arrival time in the city.
Frankly, the popular Nanta or Jump shows did not appeal to me when I read about them. On the other hand, the 3-hour "Night Cruiser" bus tour did but there was very little information about the times and pick-up. Does anyone know these details about that tour? Either that or I am open to suggestions about other similar tours.
Can tickets for the bullet train between Nanjing and Shanghai be purchased online with a credit card, in advance? I've heard that they may need to be purchased in China and with cash. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Hi, we're looking for people to share a trip around Mongolia some time between 8 - 18 April 2013. We are a couple in our 30s (Irish and South African).
We're mostly interested in the Gobi, we can afford about a week long trip. One agency quotes USD55 pp per day if there are a group of six of us, all inclusive.
My email is email@example.com if you're interested.
I'll be in Taipei the 1st week of April. How's the weather during that time? Is it still gonna be cold?
we are visiting Japan in March/April time. So far I haven't been able to locate transport between Nikko and Minakami. We are planning to get JR Kanto Pass.
Does anyone has experience/knowledge if there is a possibility to go from Nikko to Minakami without going back to Tokyo?? Is it possible with the JR Kanto Pass or would we need to buy additional tickets?
Thank you in advance.
Ideally we'd prefer to have more time than we do, but we only have 4 days in Beijing and want to visit Xian for one of those days IF we can.
I've looked up return flights with a bunch of domestic air companies and the cheapest I've found is around $400AUD for a flight that gets into Xian at 9:40am and flies back to Beijing at 8:00pm.
Is this about the best we can do, or does anyone have any better suggestions?
I'd hate to go all the way to China and not be able to see the Terracotta Warriors but if it's going to cost us $800AUD for the day,
we might have to stick with just Shanghai and Beijing this trip.
Thanks in advance :)
Does anyone know the current travel situation in the Xiahe area of Gansu province? Is it open to foreigners taking the bus from Lanzhou?
I have read that Redrock Youth Hostel, Tara Guesthouse, and Overseas Tibetan Hotel in Xiahe were closed to foreigners in Feb 2013. Anyone know if this is still true and if there is another backpackers place that you can recommend?
I plan to travel to Xiahe on March 23/24 and spend 3 days there.
What is the weather like at this time of year?
Any current information on this area would be greatly appreciated... thank you:-)
Chinese tourist visas in Kuala Lumpur. Anyone been getting them recently? Last time I did was 3 years ago. Cheers J.
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