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Hong Kong Activities

Hong Kong Activities for a 2-day Stopover

With just a short one or two-day break in the city, its a good idea to have a plan if you want to experience some of the Hong Kong activities that are on offer. Our Pearl Premium Guest House in Tsim Sha Tsui was well located for the activities that we had in mind. It was within

Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Stopover

Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong Stopover

Since our Cathay Pacific flight from London to Bali made a pit-stop in Hong Kong, we decided to take advantage of the break to add a 2-night stopover to our trip. Accordingly, we booked ourselves into the Pearl Premium Guest House in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon. This Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong stopover would

Cathay Pacific Inflight

Cathay Pacific Inflight Experience

Despite our recent underwhelming experiences with Qatar and Turkish Airlines, we were still cautiously optimistic about our forthcoming Cathay Pacific flights to Hong Kong and Bali. We were hoping that our Cathay Pacific inflight experience would be something to savour. We had purchased return tickets from London to Bali, including a 2-night stopover in Hong Kong. The

London Airport Transfers

London Airport Transfers

With a variety of large international airports dotted in and around the city, its both time-efficient and cost-effective to plan your London airport transfers in advance. We had booked a multi-stop flight to Hong Kong and Bali with Cathay Pacific, travelling from London Gatwick. Our plan was to travel to London one day before the Cathay Pacific

Bali and Nusa Lembongan

Bali and Nusa Lembongan – A 2-island itinerary

Bali is a universal favourite with travellers and tourists alike, but it is not so well known for its beaches. If it’s clear blue sea and uncrowded white sand beaches you’re after you need to venture a little further. So why not try a combination of Bali and Nusa Lembongan – one of Bali’s sister

Final Panama Budget

Our Final Panama Budget & Impressions

So what are our takeaways following a 4-week road trip around Panama? Below you’ll find a summary of our Panama budget and impressions. As to be expected there are positives and negatives, as well as plenty of opinions and observations. Our Final Panama Budget Our Panama trip worked out as the most expensive of our

Jakarta Takes Mansion

Jakarta Takes Mansion Hotel

For our short return visit to Jakarta, we opted to stay in the Jakarta Takes Mansion hotel, close to the center of the city. The hotel is just a 20-minute walk across the park from Gambir train station, and not far from a central shopping area. Jakarta Takes Mansion Hotel Takes Mansion is a medium

Jakarta Train from Semarang

Jakarta Train from Semarang

On our return journey to Jakarta, we knew we would have very little time in Semarang to purchase tickets. We therefore decided to book our train tickets online, several months earlier. The Jakarta train from Semarang can be busy, and with a return flight to Europe the following day we didn’t want to take any

Our Panamanian Hotel Experiences

During our 4-week trip around Panama, we stayed at a variety of hotels and guesthouses – in fact 11 in all. It therefore only seems logical that we should provide a summary of our Panamanian hotel experiences. Budgets and Expectations We varied our hotel budget, ranging between $33 and $66 per night (excluding taxes). However, none of

Karimunjawa Island Boat Transfer

Karimunjawa Island Boat Transfer

There are variety of Karimunjawa island boat transfer options. Most boats travel to and from Jepara, but depending on the day of the week you can also get boats to and from Semarang and Kendal (which is not too far from Semarang). However, you need to check the latest schedules. Not all boats travel every

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