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Sunday Travel Links!

Every Sunday, we post a quick little extra for those of you who, like me, love to peruse the blogosphere on a Sunday afternoon.

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Hong Kong, quickly: Our 2-day layover itinerary

On our way to Mongolia this July, M. and I opted to spend 2 very whirlwind days in Hong Kong on the way.

Exploring the mega-cosmopolitan city was a great way to transition between a stressful month of work and an adventure in the wilds of Mongolia– we got to get in a bit of shopping and eating delicious food before we started roughing it for a fortnight.

We’ve begun to make a bit of a routine of exploring our layover stop. Coming from Australia, you almost always endure a 20-40-hour-straight journey through airports, so cutting that in half with a bit of exploring becomes key to saving your sanity.

For us, though, it’s become a way of squeezing an extra destination and some different experiences into our short breaks from the daily grind.

Our travel mantra could probably be summed up by the phrase “Walk til you drop,” so keep that in mind when you read our itinerary below. You may want to take things a bit slower than we usually do; but then, we do tend to see a lot when we’re roaming around a city non-stop!

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Why We Book Flights Through A Travel Agent

If you’d told either of us a few years ago that it was a great idea to book flights through a travel agent, we would have laughed at you.

First of all, they’re more expensive, right? And they take all the fun out of planning your trip yourself, right? We weren’t taking tours, so what was the point?

Well let me tell you, we were dead wrong on all three counts.

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How Not To Procrastinate – Lessons from the Indian Consulate

I own a book called Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination. It sits at the bottom of my bedside-table-pile-of-books (all the best people have one). I think I bought it in about 2013. Haven’t even cracked the spine. That should be enough to illustrate the extent of my bad habit, I think.

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