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Seoul’s Metro subway… easier than it appears at first, but requires practice

Seoul’s subway is easy to use, once you take a day or so to learn it

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Visit South Korea’s historic city of Gyeongju in 2 days… by city bus!

Korea’s historical city of Gyeongju is worth seeing, and you can see lots in only 2 days, inexpensively, by city bus

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WoWasis transportation review: Korea’s ultra-fast KTX bullet train

Korea’s KTX high speed train may get you to your destination, door to door, faster than an airplane

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WoWasis product review: a Korean world class GPS unit, the AVOL HN90R8

Here’s a GPS device that will make traveling by auto in Korea a lot more easy for English-speaking travelers

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The tuk-tuk driver took me on a wild goose chase in Bangkok

The Good Manner: Advice on Thailand from WoWasis’ Pa Farang This week’s dilemma: The tuk-tuk driver took me on a wild goose chase  Dear Pa Farang, I agreed to pay a tuk-tuk driver 50 baht to go to a temple. Instead, he drove us around to two different gem shops.you to gem shops, and finally […]

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Cebu Pacific Airlines dancing flight attendants in the Philippines

Asian airlines continue to push innovative marketing and customer service strategies and practices that surprise and delight travelers, especially those from western countries, who have become sadly used to crabby flight attendants in their own lands. Late last year, we here at WoWasis reported that PC Air, flying out of Bangkok, was now flying with […]

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WoWasis travel tips and avoiding scams in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to visit, not as touristed as other countries in the area, and full of friendly people and terrific sites. Like any other country, there are some things to keep in mind, and a few things to avoid. We here at WoWasis have already written an informative post on hiring […]

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WoWasis tours Sri Lanka on the Haputale – Badulla hill country train

We here at WoWasis love to take scenic trains. And there is none finer in Sri Lanka than the route along the Colombo-Kandy line that runs in the hill country north from Haputale to Badulla (see the video), through the towns of Ella, Demodara, and Bandarawela, and into the countryside. Or you can go south, […]

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5 rules to hiring a car & driver in Asia: avoid these mistakes and you’ll have a great time

(Also read our post on avoiding scams in Sri Lanka) As much as we love to drive ourselves in Asia, occasionally we here at WoWasis find it necessary to hire a car and driver. Sri Lanka was one such country that pretty much required it. Our GPS unit was virtually useless, as the roads aren’t […]

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Bangkok’s abandoned rails get new life for food cart transport

Here at WoWasis, one of our most popular posts is about Cambodia’s bamboo train, which makes use of abandoned rails and cars made from army tank wheels. As we found out this week, Bangkok’s not far behind in determining new uses for abandoned railroad tracks.  It’s been years since any train rolled down the tracks […]

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