Haggling

How To Perfect The Art Of Haggling

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It might seem strange to haggle for Westerners but having some haggle skills is essential for shopping in many places around Asia. The fun part is that you can negotiate for almost anything, including hotel rooms, clothes to taxi rides. You might feel uncomfortable at first, but once you master the art, it will be a skill to serve you …

HK to China

How to get from Hong Kong to mainland China

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Living in or travelling to Hong Kong means that you are only a stone’s throw away from mainland China, which has more than enough of it’s own attraction for visitors. It is relatively easy to cross the border into China, depending on the budget you have, how much time is available and if you want an adventure or not.   …

Hotels Hong Kong

What are the best short stay hotels in Hong Kong?

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Hong Kong has plenty of options for accommodation, but you might find that you have to pay through the nose for it. If you are looking to save money, then booking a guesthouse in Kowloon might be your best option. Rooms will be shared and not dissimilar to hostels, but with a price tag of $80HK per night, it won’t …

Lamma Island

Lamma Island: What to see and where to go

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Did you know that Hong Kong is made up of 260 islands? Unfortunately, many of them are not open for habitation and are instead rocky outcrops that you might pass over either by boat or by plane. If you are looking to strike out from Hong Kong island and have already visited Lantau, Lamma and it’s less famous neighbour Cheung …

Shenzhen off the beaten track

Off The Beaten Track: Shenzhen

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Lying just north of Hong Kong is one of the most rapidly expanding cities in China, Shenzhen. Whilst it may look industrial to any outsider, the city has some hidden corners that are worth visiting. With the city being only a stone’s throw from Hong Kong, let’s see what it can offer to any intrepid tourist.   Shenzhen Book City …

Temples

The Most Beautiful Temples In Vietnam and Cambodia

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Vietnam and Cambodia have shaken off their past and are now emerging as two of the hot holiday destinations of the East. Apart from bustling cities, genial people and delicious food, there are many temples that give you an insight into the history and culture of these two countries. Here is a list of the best!   Tran Quoc Pagoda, …

Cheapest Flights

Five Tricks To Get The Cheapest Flights Possible

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Numerous websites offer tips on how to find the cheapest flights and thanks to comparison websites, like Skyscanner or even Google, it should be a piece of cake. However, the reality is not quite as simple. It can be incredibly easy to become overwhelmed with just how many choices there are. And how do you know that you are getting …