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Forum: China
Nov 10, 19, 5:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By Internaut

Not always easy. Our corporate travel agent...

Not always easy. Our corporate travel agent takes considerable micro managing. From booking impossible connections on split tickets, to providing a passport number unlike any I’ve ever had,...
Forum: China
Nov 7, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 208
Views: 35,868
Posted By Internaut

This article mentions WePay - looks like they...

This article mentions WePay - looks like they will be inking a deal with Visa and Mastercard.
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Forum: China
Nov 6, 19, 4:14 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 35,868
Posted By Internaut

It looks like a nice first step. I always made...

It looks like a nice first step. I always made sure I had reasonable enough change - a bit like the U.K. pre Apple/Google/Contactless, but it would be nice not to have to care about that.
Forum: China
Oct 25, 19, 6:18 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 14,168
Posted By Internaut

OTOH, presumably Ok to scan your fingers again,...

OTOH, presumably Ok to scan your fingers again, and get another one of these slips on a subsequent trip, in the event you don’t have the slip with you?
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 2:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Internaut

My UK issued IHG Rewards MasterCard worked at...

My UK issued IHG Rewards MasterCard worked at more places than I expected; in my experience some take it but don’t advertise the fact. Same for my Amex, to a lesser degree. Caveat YMMV - I know...
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 26,973
Posted By Internaut

Another +1 for Android then. Being able to side...

Another +1 for Android then. Being able to side load apps (Didi, for example, wasn’t available in the U.K. Play Store) and even a whole other App Store proved useful.
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 2:11 am
Replies: 261
Views: 26,973
Posted By Internaut

This is a useful reminder that some sort of...

This is a useful reminder that some sort of roamed daily data allowance is going to be a must for some (many?) visitors. The phone I put my temporary Unicom sim into did not have Express VPN...
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 1:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By Internaut

OTOH, arriving in PVG at the end of last month, I...

OTOH, arriving in PVG at the end of last month, I was waived through. Come to think of it, they were waving through foreigners in general (but also quite a lot of Chinese). Perhaps it depends on busy...
Forum: China
Oct 22, 19, 2:35 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,929
Posted By Internaut

I think most people just travel there by plane.

I think most people just travel there by plane.
Forum: China
Oct 22, 19, 1:40 am
Replies: 261
Views: 26,973
Posted By Internaut

Finding Netflix blocked was one of the surprises...

Finding Netflix blocked was one of the surprises of the trip given i) the amount of Chinese content on Netflix and ii) that Netflix can and does exercise tight control over what can and cannot be...
Forum: China
Oct 16, 19, 4:48 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Internaut

Much as the Shanghai Metro system impressed me, I...

Much as the Shanghai Metro system impressed me, I think I’d object to paying any airline to put me through the entirety of Line 2 on general principle.
Forum: China
Oct 13, 19, 4:25 am
Replies: 208
Views: 35,868
Posted By Internaut

One observation from my trip: very few businesses...

One observation from my trip: very few businesses advertise acceptance of Visa, MasterCard and Amex, but more actually take them than you might think. A typical refrain is “I can try it for you” (and...
Forum: China
Oct 12, 19, 9:10 am
Replies: 89
Views: 5,393
Posted By Internaut

Ahh... Finally I’m in the Air China Lounge at...

Ahh... Finally I’m in the Air China Lounge at PVG. Erm, it’s nothing to write home about. The holiday itself was great and I intend to return next March/April. With respect to coffee.... The...
Forum: China
Oct 10, 19, 9:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Internaut

Thanks. Tomorrow is my last night. Might just...

Thanks. Tomorrow is my last night. Might just drag my friend along to Daga..
Forum: China
Oct 9, 19, 8:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Internaut

Any way to auto tip in Didi?

So, used Didi for the first time tonight. Nice ride from the French Concession* to Putuo. Everything went well and the driver was super. My MasterCard provider confirms they can see an approved...
Forum: China
Oct 4, 19, 7:57 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 26,973
Posted By Internaut

If China can see the data stream at all, the most...

If China can see the data stream at all, the most they would be able to do is work out what you're looking at (e.g. Facebook or WhatsApp) using deep packet inspection. This would be the point at...
Forum: China
Oct 2, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 89
Views: 5,393
Posted By Internaut

I was told exactly that, by my friend, but didn’t...

I was told exactly that, by my friend, but didn’t mention it here having not verified it independently. The place is huge. It is a destination. The locals go in there to take photos of it. ...
Forum: China
Oct 1, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 261
Views: 26,973
Posted By Internaut

Testing out ExpressVPN. Couple of observations: ...

Testing out ExpressVPN. Couple of observations:


Great if you can connect.
Over the hotel WiFi it is blocked. Thankfully, some cheeky use of corporate VPN got around that (of course, emailed...
Forum: China
Oct 1, 19, 7:33 am
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Internaut

Seems I've done a good job of confusing everyone...

Seems I've done a good job of confusing everyone :-/. Once I showed my friend the actual charging unit and said "I need a mains cable to stick in there." he took it and the batteries home and...
Forum: China
Sep 30, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Internaut

Help me find an electrical chord in Shanghai

So here's the problem. My beloved Olympus camera won't charge over USB, and the charger that comes with it will only take a two PIN mains connection apparently called a Kepple (I really do learn...
Forum: China
Sep 29, 19, 9:49 am
Replies: 89
Views: 5,393
Posted By Internaut

Well I’m here. Overall airport arrival...

Well I’m here. Overall airport arrival experience was good. I was surprised the immigration officer showed no interest in my itinerary. Just a photo, fingerprints, a stamp, a point at the baggage...
Sep 24, 19, 6:36 am
Replies: 171
Views: 36,980
Posted By Internaut

Putting my conspiracy theorists' (made of finest...

Putting my conspiracy theorists' (made of finest tin foil) hat on, I think finance/government had made up their minds up about TC some time ago: kill it dead! What we're seeing now took some pretty...
Sep 24, 19, 6:03 am
Replies: 171
Views: 36,980
Posted By Internaut

See: ...

See:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/23/how-secret-plans-saved-customers-of-thomas-cook-from-being-stranded

“Civil servants spent millions creating a pop-up airline ready to fly...
Sep 24, 19, 3:26 am
Replies: 63
Views: 15,313
Posted By Internaut

Yep, from an airline’s perspective there is...

Yep, from an airline’s perspective there is nothing unmanageable about EU261, and it incentivises airlines with bad ops to consider the many benefits of doing better.
Sep 24, 19, 2:29 am
Replies: 171
Views: 36,980
Posted By Internaut

In other news, Jet2, Tui and Virgin Holidays have...

In other news, Jet2, Tui and Virgin Holidays have all said they're having a bit of a recruitment drive. Which basically means their HR sharks are talking to Thomas Cook's HR sharks (who presumably...
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