A compilation of deals and coupons that can be used, when you are shopping in Japan for cosmetics, electronics and food, etc. The more you spend, the more you save and also earn some cash back or mileage using your credit card. I have been using these coupons when I am shopping in Japan and thinks that this information will help friends or other travellers, who are in or planning to go to Japan soon. At times, when you are in Japan shopping and get to the tax free counter some of the friendly staff will ask you if you have any discount coupon, and if you do not have they will help you scan the pamphlet they have, however, this doesn't happen all the time so it is best that you know about this yourself. Before using any discount coupon below, kindly take note on the terms and condition for each coupon.
This is our personal experience that we encountered in Germany Munich International Airport, hope that it can help friends who will be visiting Europe for the first time or departing from the Munich International Airport. To note that all Tax refund procedure in Europe is pretty much the same, there are currently 2 companies that are handling the VAT refunds, Global Blue and Premier Tax-free.
Autumn is here! Are you planning your trip to Japan? Here comes the news of the day! Japan news page has come up with the list of the expected viewing period of the beautiful autumn leaves. I have done up the latest chart for reference and if there are any further updates from the website, do keep a lookout for this post.
Heading overseas soon? We will share some of our encounters below, and things to take note of staying safe traveling in Europe, whether you are a solo traveler or in a group. Always remember to avoid wearing flashy jewelry, holding your camera and smartphone when you are not using it. Everyone would like to get the perfect picture when traveling or even be amazed at the surroundings, however, when we are distracted, it will be the best chance for pickpockets or scammers. Hence, it will be good to keep a distance from strangers coming near you (It might sound unfriendly but we have to protect ourselves some way or another. Sometimes your 6th sense might work if you feel you are in an unfavorable situation.) Please be vigilant wherever you are, put in extra effort to stay safe is important. We also love to hear from you if you have any encounter to share with us.
As there is an increase of adventure travelers, heading to a high altitude places and staying there. It is a necessary to learn what is Acute Mountain sickness, what is the symptoms and how to prevent it and aware of it. Even though not all people might develop high altitude illness but this doesn't mean that being physically fit will decrease your chances of developing it. The reason for writing this post is because I had the first-hand experience of it when I was climbing up the Mt HeHuan, with an altitude of 3,485m (11,433 feet).
This is our personal experience that we encounter in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, hope that it can help friends who are visiting Europe for the first time or soon departing from the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. To note that all Tax refund procedure in Europe is pretty much the same, there are currently 3 companies that are handling the VAT refunds. Global Blue, Premier Tax-free and Vatfree.com.
Maybe recently you have been seeing this word Iceland or photos of the northern light popping up in your Facebook feeds like there is no tomorrow. You have been wanting to have a chance to see this natural phenomenon on your own, but do not know how and when or you are currently gathering your friends to join you. I have put down some of our homework that we have done before our trip and what we have prepared. Not sure if this could be of some help to you or not but could totally understand the frustration of having to go through lots of website and forum to get one answer you want. But that is the joy of creating your own itinerary right?
For friends, who are interested in getting the reserved seat for Fujisan View Express. Currently, the official website is in Japanese only, no worry, I will guide you through on how to reserve your seat online. Visit their official website: http://www.fujikyu-railway.jp/fujisan-view-express/.
Thinking that this would be of some help to them if they are interested in viewing autumn leaves during this period of time. I have taken some news from 2 different websites for your references. Little to know: There are two types of leaves that you could view in Autumn when you are in Japan. 1) もみじ Momiji（紅葉、黄葉）= Red leaves/ yellow leaves Aka Maple Leaves 2) いちょう Ichou（銀杏）= Ginkgo leaves **I will only cover about the maple leaves. (Photo taken from: Zekkei Japan)