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Rent a Car in Taiwan: My Cheap & Fuss-free Taiwan Car Rental Experience

  “Are you sure you want to rent a car through this website? Not many reviews yet, you know?” I’d asked my partner. I was referring to a Taiwan Car Rental listing on Klook.com. I’ve no qualms about being a guinea pig when it comes to testing hotels and Airbnbs. But testing a car is a serious matter. If a car breaks down in a foreign land, it is no small joke. There’s a lot of …

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A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop)

I totally switched off from social media and blogging over the weekends because I’d received a rude shock – Taipei and Taichung hotels are up to five times more expensive during New Year’s Eve and New Year 2019. At time of writing (a full seven weeks prior to New Year 2019), many good accommodations are already fully booked. Even Airbnb units that often priced themselves low at $20 to $40 also inflated the price such that a …

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Typhoon in Okinawa

How Typhoon in Japan Disrupted My Travel Plan (And Lessons Learnt)

“Warning. Typhoon will hit Okinawa on 1 July!”. That was the message my Airbnb host sent me a day before I was to check out of his residence and make a two hours drive from north to south of Okinawa. My checkout date happened to be on 1 July, the day Typhoon Prapiroon was forecasted to hit Okinawa, Japan. How ‘lucky’! Growing up in Singapore where typhoon has never been able to reach our shore (thank god!), I …

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11 Tips You Need To Know When Choosing A Hotel in Okinawa

If you are thinking of where to go for your next holiday, why not consider Okinawa? It’s a charming island in southern Japan that rewards you daily with turquoise water, abundant marine life, yummy seafood and delicious meat. Most importantly, it’s a great place to load up on beauty products (oops, pardon me!). Hope I’ve gotten you excited! To make travel planning easy for you, I’m sharing with you 11 tips that can help you choose …

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18 Important Things to Know Before Visiting Okinawa

I’ve just returned from a trip to Okinawa. Now that my memory is still fresh, I want to quickly bring to you 18 Important Things to know before visiting Okinawa. These are points I’d diligently jotted down when traveling in Okinawa and I hope they will be useful in your travel planning. I’ll address points like: “Which month is best to travel to Okinawa?” “What’s the best mode of transport to get around Okinawa?” “How to …

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Agoda Pay Later: How I ended up paying more at Agoda?

Hey, folks. If you are using Agoda to make your hotel booking, are you aware that you may be charged more if you choose the Agoda Pay Later option? Read on and I’ll share with you my recent experience and how you can avoid such unexpected charges. This is a public service announcement as I did not intend to churn out any post just before a trip – I have too many Travel To-do items to clear. …

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