Hong Kong and Tokyo...

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Hong Kong and Tokyo...

Post: # 115897Post Shippwreck
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:07 am

Hey,

Well do I have some news... I'm being sent out to Hong Kong and Tokyo on Saturday! It'll be 2 weeks in Hong Kong, then fly to Tokyo and then 2 weeks there, before flying back to England on the 9th of August! I will have full internet access though so I wont be dissappearing for a month ;)

Anyway, i've been trying to pull off some maps of the city centre for both areas and I went to maps.google.co.uk typed in Tokyo... and everything is in Japanese... fat lot of good that does me! So if anyone knows good sites for maps etc then pleases let me know... also suggestions of places to visit would be very welcome... I'll only have a day or two of free time when i'm out in both so I want to use them fully!

Cheers guys!


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Post: # 115898Post Aspman
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:41 am

Someone was there not long ago.

Was it Dice?
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Post: # 115900Post cemetric
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:58 am

Lucky you ... Wish I was sent to Tokyo :)

SirDice might be of help for Tokyo !
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Post: # 115953Post Ignatius
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:18 pm

When I was in Japan a few years ago, I was advised to avoid establishments which had doors which opened in a Western manner (i.e. hinged, rather than sliding). It seems that these establishments have lots of attractive women who charge large amounts of money for simply entertaining a single gent, and I don't mean "entertaining" in that sense, rather just sitting chatting and flashing her eyelids - nothing more!

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Post: # 115976Post Shippwreck
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:40 pm

Yeah... I heard that too... I am aware of such establishments and will be staying well clear ;)
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Post: # 116006Post Ignatius
Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:59 pm

Yes, I'm a Yorkshireman a.k.a. a Scot without any pockets. (Apols to any Scots out there - not meant to be racist!)

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Post: # 116009Post Aspman
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:58 pm

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Post: # 116022Post Ignatius
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:53 pm

Ha - I thought that comment would tweak your tail, Asp!

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Post: # 116026Post DaFoxx
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:56 pm

are you not being given a chaperone / translator for your stay ?
just stick to tourist spots
keep your money safe
have a ball
although in HK
best not to ask WHO'S ball it was :hysterical:
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Post: # 116161Post Shippwreck
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:23 pm

lol, no chaperone... cheap skates! ;)
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Post: # 116217Post Harbinger
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:40 pm

Ignatius wrote:When I was in Japan a few years ago, I was advised to avoid establishments which had doors which opened in a Western manner (i.e. hinged, rather than sliding). It seems that these establishments have lots of attractive women who charge large amounts of money for simply entertaining a single gent, and I don't mean "entertaining" in that sense, rather just sitting chatting and flashing her eyelids - nothing more!
Or you can just buy a particularly expensive bottle of alcohol and you'll have the young attractive thing sit on your lap and pour you all drinks--complementary of the house!
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Post: # 116224Post DaFoxx
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:01 am

Harbinger wrote:Or you can just buy a particularly expensive bottle of alcohol and you'll have the young attractive thing sit on your lap and pour you all drinks--complementary of the house!
I worked with a guy, whao was dating an air stewardess, the Tyson fight was on in Tokyo [1988 IIRC] he got one of those airline specials for crew, and got to the fight from the UK, for £20, to celebrate, he bought himself a bottle of whiskey, and they hit him for £80 :shock:

and that was twenty years ago

worth it to get a sweet little hottie on your lap though :?

although one of the 'working' girls in Love Story, Santos, Brazil, [apparently, one of the worlds biggest whore bars :shock:] from my days of working abroad, who sat on my lap and proceeded to wiggle her little ass off, was merely trying to wipe said ass on me pants :shock:
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Post: # 116226Post Elsparrow
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:20 am

And yet no effect was experienced aye fox?
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