[Help] Korea- Step by step guide for using Samsung-dong City Airport Terminal (COEX)

Have you heard about the city airport at midtown, where you can skip the queue at the airport and have your baggage check-in and departure immigration done?

I did not know about it until I was searching for the transportation to Gangnam, it was then I chanced upon this service that was shown at the official website. Having to know about this service make my return trip a swift and easy one, I was a little unsure and insecure because there is not much information about it.

Since i have the experience now, I hope to share this information here for more people to benefit from it. This post will be a step by step guide for travellers who wish to use the city airport terminal service at Samsung-dong City Airport Terminal (COEX).

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[Move] Korea – Transportation guide from Incheon Airport to City by Bus

A transportation guide which will focus on the bus service that is available from Incheon International Airport to your hotel. The reason for writing this post is for travellers who do not wish to carry their luggage climbing up the long and tiring stairs from the subway station and hoping to get right in front or close to their accommodation doorsteps with ease and comfort.

Our hotel is at Gangnam Ward, thus I will put down more detailed information on how to purchase the tickets, what bus to take and also, important points to note.

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[Trip] Japan, Gifu – A day at Shirakawago during Winter

A day visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Shirakawago, the famous traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses and some of which are more than 250 years old. The annual lightup event during winter was the reason we were there, we explored the little village after we got our tickets to the observatory deck.

However, if you are unable to get a ticket up to the observatory deck, you can still walk around the village and get up close to the light up gassho house at night.

I have listed down on some of the place of interest to visit, not to be missed photo-taking spot and where to have your meal when you are hungry and need to replenish energy.

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[Stay] Japan, Kanazawa- AB HOTEL Kanazawa Review

Situated right at the back of the Kanazawa station west exit, at a convenient location where there is not only train service available but also a bus terminal which is able to bring us around Kanazawa. Initially, during the planning, this hotel is not on my list as I did not come across it during my search, hence I went and book another hotel next to it. However, when I made another search again for a better deal, it was then, this hotel appeared. For the same location and room size, this was cheaper than my previous booking, of course, this was my final decision and I am happy with it.

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[Help] Japan, Gifu- Helpful guide for winter Shirakawa-go Light up

Getting to the annual winter light up event has been a huge challenge every year.  Shirakawago is the must go to place for its famous traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses which looks like a praying hand and the architectural creation which can withstand the heavy snowfall during winter, The roofs are built without nails and there is a large attic space being used to cultivate silkworms. People flock to Shirakawago to see the light-up annually during winter to have a glimpse of the beautiful traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses being light-up and winter picturesque.

However, due to its overwhelming popularity, Shirakawago has been facing overcrowding and a new system is implemented every year. To limit the visitors visiting it, we are lucky that we got a chance to visit the 2018 event and it was not easy during the planning stage trying to understand the rules. Thus, I have put up the information here so that it will be easier to understand.

** Notice **

The ticket system has changed in 2019, advance reservation is required and only limit visitor numbers are allowed during the light-up event.

Scroll below to know more details for 2019 Schedule and information.

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[Stay] Japan, Nagoya- Meitetsu Inn Nagoya Station Shinkansen-Guchi

The hotel we stayed is about 5 minutes walk from the JR station. The reason why we chose this hotel is not only because of its location but also it is the only hotel that provides 3-beds at a reasonable price. As we were travelling with our parents, comfort will be the utmost important thing for us and secondly, the price should be reasonable.  We found this hotel the most suitable for us to stay around the station.

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[Trip] Japan- What to do a day in Kanazawa?

What are you going to do if you are given a day in Kanazawa?

After the opening of Hokuriku line in 2015 with only 2.5-hour direct shinkansen ride from Tokyo to Kanazawa, more and more tourist are flocking to this beautiful city which is famous for it well-preserved buildings and history, the next place to visit after Kyoto. I have made a simple compilation on what to do, eat and see in Kanazawa. (more…)

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