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Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 3 May 19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kk20
Mobile echoing previous comment. We stayed in Causeway...

echoing previous comment. We stayed in Causeway Bay next to an MTR station, we figured qe would be using the subway anyway so a cheap decent hotel next to a statuon was more important. It worked for...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 1 May 19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By kk20
we wanted to fly in July, I started looking in...

we wanted to fly in July, I started looking in July the year before. I booked in August. I basically checked Skyscanner almost daily. We were limited by departure airport so a direct flight wasnt...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 29 Apr 19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By kk20
same here, we have printed booking confirmation...

same here, we have printed booking confirmation "just in case" but have never needed to show the confirmation. Usually lead passenger passport is asked for and everything is in a little envelope...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 29 Apr 19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By kk20
Private transfer can cheaper than TGV depending...

Private transfer can cheaper than TGV depending on your numbers. The disney shuttle is cheapest but sloooow depending on your hotel and their drop off schedule (it may even be quicker to get off at...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 29 Apr 19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By kk20
the bullet train is fast and efficient. would you...

the bullet train is fast and efficient. would you be cruising into Japan and flying out again or cruise to Japan as a stopover? What is stopping you flying out from a different airport? That way...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 29 Apr 19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By kk20
we travel the day after our two break up in July...

we travel the day after our two break up in July. Adults were about 500 each, children slightly cheaper then we added booked seating as we wanted to choose our seats on the planes beforehand. ...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 29 Apr 19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By kk20
not wishing to put you off but we actually canned...

not wishing to put you off but we actually canned this idea from our itinerary. The cost would be prohibitive for us. As far as tickets go, we were looking at Voyagin but the problem for us was...
Forum: General Trip Planning 20 Apr 19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By kk20
same as you 1 hold and 4 hand. Hold has the...

same as you 1 hold and 4 hand. Hold has the liquids mainly plus our own snorkel equipment, clothes in hand.Depends on your luggage too, ours weighs less than a KG each so you can pack a bit more. If...
Forum: General Trip Planning 20 Apr 19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By kk20
yes we did. London, HK, Singapore, Cairns then...

yes we did. London, HK, Singapore, Cairns then land route via darwin to red center, to Sydney, Hawaii, LA, Toronto and back to London.

Best tip is choose gateway destinations to 'add' free stops...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 20 Apr 19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By kk20
Mobile damn. ive only juat seen this. For others there...

damn. ive only juat seen this. For others there is an app called citimapper that live shows pyblic transport options from A to B. Its a good app.
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Apr 19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By kk20
one of our best kept secrets. These little planes...

one of our best kept secrets. These little planes fly from EDI at weekends under BA flag. They are london city aircraft with spare pilot hours. Very cheap flights to balearics (circa 75 *return*)...
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Apr 19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,612
Posted By kk20
Mobile depends what you want out of a break. Solitude?...

depends what you want out of a break. Solitude? Lake district. There are so many bnb to choose, base yourself is Keswick and go for a walk or 2. low ability? catbells. medium? Haystacks. Higher?...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 7 Apr 19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By kk20
another tip is large power banks. I have a...

another tip is large power banks. I have a 16000mah one with 4 usb ports, it can be charged whilst simultaneously charging devices. I use a samsung S9 psu at the wall (this is a 9v and 5v psu and...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 6 Apr 19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,518
Posted By kk20
ill give another view. If you need convincing...

ill give another view. If you need convincing then dont. Put the money into the WDW pot instead.

DLP is disney but different to WDW.

Ironically we dont want to go to WDW due to the size and...
Forum: General Trip Planning 30 Mar 19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By kk20
Mobile oddly enough menorca was our youngest 1st holiday...

oddly enough menorca was our youngest 1st holiday at 10 months. Cala Galdana. Our second had her 1st birthday in Ibiza but i forget the resort. Short flights and nice sheltered bays.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 30 Mar 19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By kk20
Mobile learning japanese isn't too hard. I started in...

learning japanese isn't too hard. I started in jan using lingodeer and spend 10 mins a day. im lucky enough to have a japanese coworker who says my accent is terrible, my speed is that of a person...
Forum: General Trip Planning 22 Mar 19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By kk20
very easy. We did pure public transport - no...

very easy. We did pure public transport - no taxis. Subway easy to navigate, buses are clunky but easy and getting about is relatively foolproof (grenwich area is a little more chaotic)
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 22 Mar 19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By kk20
Singapore isnt a bad destination. 3 days is a...

Singapore isnt a bad destination. 3 days is a little low but you can get a lot out of it. We did a few days stop to Singapore on our way from HK to Cairns, plenty to do.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 22 Mar 19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By kk20
We have always used Columbus Travel. We have...

We have always used Columbus Travel. We have claimed for luggage loss (missing from airport - we suspect someone wandered off with one of our suitcases) with them previously; the claims process was...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 18 Mar 19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By kk20
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1092429&page=2

thats my page, im updating as I book things. So far we are still narrowing down what we want to do overall, at Easter we will get...
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Mar 19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By kk20
I use old fashioned army load straps. They have...

I use old fashioned army load straps. They have done us proud for the last 20 years.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 26 Feb 19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By kk20
'tis what i'm doing. I intend to activate our...

'tis what i'm doing. I intend to activate our pass for our first shinkansen, that will also be active for our Osaka trips and the return trip to tokyo. Whilst in Tokyo and most of Kyoto I will be...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 26 Feb 19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By kk20
Is that september? If so, 29th is a Sunday. USJ...

Is that september? If so, 29th is a Sunday. USJ is generally regarded as woefully underspecced for crowds and often packed midweek. A sunday would be busy.

Kyoto is day trippable from Osaka -...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 26 Feb 19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By kk20
We intend getting children cards from the airport...

We intend getting children cards from the airport too (for cheaper fares). They can be used on the disney monorail negating the need for monorail tickets.
Forum: General Trip Planning 25 Feb 19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By kk20
2-4-2 we tend to get a 4, 3-4-3 then we book 3-1...

2-4-2 we tend to get a 4, 3-4-3 then we book 3-1 - kids together and rotate adults according to taste/arguments. We dont really care where abouts on the plane.
Forum: General Trip Reports 25 Feb 19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By kk20
thanks for the review. This is one that we had...

thanks for the review. This is one that we had looked at as a possibility for us. We found the same as you, center parcs is a rip off when booked in the UK, looking at EU versions you can easily...
Forum: General Chat 19 Feb 19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By kk20
cheapest microwave from asda. Its a few years...

cheapest microwave from asda. Its a few years old, has 2 manual dials and just works.
Forum: General Chat 19 Feb 19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,296
Posted By kk20
since there are no CC fees now, im really...

since there are no CC fees now, im really surprised people dont use their CC for purchasing things. For the protection (on qualifying purchases) alone it is worth it. It wont protect you from the...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 18 Feb 19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By kk20
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is a cheaper option for city viewing. That is on our list. The fire museum is also on the list as an "out there choice". Ghibli museum will be booked if we...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 18 Feb 19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,473
Posted By kk20
we went just after it opened and loved it (quite...

we went just after it opened and loved it (quite some years ago now). It was small and quaint at the time (toy story land didnt exist) but much easier to navigate around. Loved the backdrop...
Forum: General Trip Planning 17 Feb 19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By kk20
Mobile cross the border. Edinburgh and Glasgow have...

cross the border. Edinburgh and Glasgow have enough to keep people happy.
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 17 Feb 19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By kk20
we have booked an airbnb whole house near Kyoto...

we have booked an airbnb whole house near Kyoto central station and AEON mall.
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 17 Feb 19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By kk20
Mobile lake district, we go via hull overnight ferry...

lake district, we go via hull overnight ferry (only one driver) that way there isnt too much driving in one go.
Forum: General Chat 15 Feb 19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By kk20
it would be cheaper to buy an SD card, buy a...

it would be cheaper to buy an SD card, buy a month of netflix and download a bunch of netflix box sets to the SD card on your tablet.
Forum: General Trip Planning 15 Feb 19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By kk20
We usually go to canaries at easter each year. ...

We usually go to canaries at easter each year. This year we wont be due to potential Brexit issues (we decided to put all our holiday money into a Japan trip instead). Nice find, the weather will...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 15 Feb 19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,344
Posted By kk20
Websites we are using for ideas and information: ...

Websites we are using for ideas and information:

Utility sites

www.hyperdia.com/en/ Train planner including JR suitable ones.
http://www15.plala.or.jp/gcap/disney/ disney crowd predictor -...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 15 Feb 19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By kk20
if you are going to disneyland for 3 days then I...

if you are going to disneyland for 3 days then I would stay onsite - i.e. in a hotel serviced by the monorail. If you are only going in disney for 1 or 2 days then think about commuting via train as...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 14 Feb 19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By kk20
just a warning that July is hot and humid. ...

just a warning that July is hot and humid. Japanese schools break up in the last half of July too. September will be quieter and not as humid.

We are going the first couple of weeks of July...
Forum: Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong Theme Parks 13 Feb 19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By kk20
19 hours flight seems odd with a 2 hour layover...

19 hours flight seems odd with a 2 hour layover. We fly from Edinburgh in July. Just looking at the tickets now and they say 1:35hr to Schiphol, 3 hour layover, 11 hours to Narita. Coming back is...
Forum: General Trip Planning 12 Feb 19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By kk20
You are heading the wrong way, Lake district is a...

You are heading the wrong way, Lake district is a great place although im biased 'cause I live there :)
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