Travel

5 Reasons to get an APEC Business Travel Card

5 Reasons to get an APEC Business Travel Card
I've just gotten an APEC Business Travel Card to facilitate my business travels. Shortcut to: Find out how to apply for an APEC Business Travel Card If you're from one of these countries, go and get one - it'll save you time and money. The participating countries as of 2016 are: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia; Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,…

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Understanding the three main airline alliances

Airline alliances are formed by several airlines to synergise and provide a better network of connectivity to travellers. The three main alliances that will be detailed in this post represent the largest ones in the world (which are pretty much all that matter). They are, in no particular order, Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld. While airlines benefit via code-sharing agreements…

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Travel app: Power plugs of foreign countries

Travel app: Power plugs of foreign countries
When traveling, it is always good to know everything about the power plugs used in the destination countries. You will need to know the type of socket and voltage used there, then compare it against your own devices. Not every country uses the same voltage as your home country, and while traveling in the Philippines recently, I was even presented…

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TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!

TheBackpackr beats The Great China Firewall!
Oh well... the battle was fun while it lasted, though it didn't carry on for too long. Upon arriving in Beijing, China, I was presented with an Internet connection in my hotel that totally blocked YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot and many other sites (I wrote about it here). Sure I had heard about the issues before arriving in China, and…

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TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall

TheBackpackr vs The Great China Firewall
And so... I have arrived in China, and have already been warmly welcomed by The Great China Firewall. Facebook, nope. Twitter, nope. Gmail, nope. Blogspot, nope. And many other websites - all NOPE! Only Foursquare and LinkedIn work, among a few other international social media websites. It's no wonder the local Facebook / Twitter clones known as Weibo and RenRen…

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Standard medicine for traveling

Standard medicine for traveling
When I travel, I always ensure my first aid kit is packed into my bags. It pays to be prepared, as you'll never know when a headache will rear it's evil head (hmm... is that a pun?), diarrhoea may strike, or you may accidentally cut yourself. So, the question is... what should you pack into a first aid kit? You…

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