[Help] Getting Tax refund in Austria, Vienna International Airport

Getting a tax refund in Austria is simple and fast, the process exceeded our expectations, as I thought that it would be time-consuming. There are currently 2 companies are handling the VAT refunds in Austria, Global Blue and Planet Tax-free. This post will share the tax refund procedure and also the fast refund, which can be done in the city downtown this will in turn save your time at the airport, and also receive extra cash for more shopping in town.

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[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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[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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[Help] Spend and save more in Japan with Discount Coupon (Update: 2019 Oct)

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.

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[Help] Getting Tax Refund in Germany Munich Airport

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.

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[Help] Japan-Booking your Shinkansen seats using SmartEX (Update: 2018)

With the latest upgrade of Shinkansen system, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen has opened up their online Shinkansen ticket reservation for foreigners.

I will introduce and provide a step by step guide for registration. And pick up some of the important things to note before you register, and how do you collect your tickets and more.

All information provided below can be found at https://smart-ex.jp/en/.

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[Help] Booking a hotel room in Japan

Booking a hotel room in Japan is not that difficult. However, it can be a little challenging when you are booking during the peak season or going out to the cities. As for a free and easy traveller, this might pose a huge threat for the trip by not having a place to stay. Even though there are a lot of Airbnb around these days, but do note that it is not entirely legal in Japan yet. Therefore, booking a hotel room will be your only choice if you are not a fan of Airbnb accommodations.

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[Help] Stay connect in Hong Kong

How to stay connected in Hong Kong? It can be quite simple and straight forward if you are traveling there for a short period of time and the internet connection speed in Hong Kong is good and even better than Singapore. There is nothing to worry about which sim card or wifi egg you are getting as it seems that they are all good and working well.

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[Help] Getting back your Tax Refund in Amsterdam Schiphol

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.

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