Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hong Kong Notes

To-From Airport

Airport Express (MTR) - 24 minutes from airport to Hong Kong island. Free shuttle bus from Kowloon and Hong Kong stations to major hotels.

Airport Express Travel Pass  (1 ride)
- HK $220 ($29 US) Airport Express Pass. Fare includes refundable deposit of HK$50
+ 3 days of travel on MTR, light rail and MTR Bus (72 hours)

Airport Express Travel Pass  (2 rides)
HK$300 ($40 US) - HK$50 refund.

Bangkok Notes

Hotels in Bangkok (Kaosan Road)

Buddy Lodge - 265 Khao San Road,, Taladyot Pranakorn, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
$66 at
$47.5 at their website

Villa Cha Cha -  36 Tani Road, Taladyod , Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200
Tel: 66 (0) 22801025-7, 089-684-5550 Fax: 66 (0) 22801024

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tokyo Notes


There is a public bus "Tokyo Shitamachi Bus" or "Tori Bus" that takes through the most famous tourist places. It is a public bus that cost 200 yen per ride adults.
You can also purchase one-day pass for 500 yen.

Bus runs every 20 minutes.
You can pay when boarding the bus, only coins or 1000yen accepted.

On weekends it has an extended route and goes to additional 3 stations: Tokyo Station, Nihombashi and Akihabara.

Timetable and Bus stops here

Must DOs:

- Eat fresh sushi for breakfast at Tsukiji market (grab a map and navigate yourself to the restaurants, check out the market itself); Have cash ready, not credit cards.
- Various temples in the area
- Robot Cafe show Robot Restaurant (Shinjuku) (do not order with meat - find dinner to eat around the are instead). Arrive earlier, follow instructions. Book tickets online here: 

Where to eat:

  • After arriving to Shibuya - head to Genki sushi (5 min walk from train station);
  • Other good meals: Shabu Shabu beef; fresh sushi in the morning at Tsukiji market.