Abandoned Wild Wild West

While on the train, my friend and I saw a nonmoving ferris wheel. I remarked that it seems that there’s a lot of ferris wheels in Japan. He said there’s plenty of abandoned ones, and that we should go visit some in the future. Might as well, right?

These are one of the conversations we don’t really expect to happen. Right? Right.

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Flying to US for less than $300

January 17, 2017

I’ve always been after the best deals – so when I knew I had to fly to the US from Tokyo, I just had to check the flight daily. Yep, daily.

So how does it work?

  1. Go incognito (ctrl + shift + n in Chrome).
  2. Search “Tokyo to New York [date]” in Google
  3. Check the prices available.
  4. Repeat. Daily.

For some other countries, google does not post the price. In which case, check all those sites. No, there’s no such thing as a consolidated site (probably except google) that will show you all prices. Skyscanner doesn’t show Delta, for example.

Voila. One day, I found a JPY30,440 DELTA round trip ticket (with merely a 1.5 hour layover in Minneapolis) on my preferred dates! Score!


Indian eTourist Visa

Going to India? Get an eTV (eTourist Visa). It’s a visa that one can apply for around a month before flight date. What do you need to do?

  1. Fill up your application online: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/Registration
  2. Upload a picture (be sure to meet the specifications) and a scanned copy of your passport
  3. Pay the visa application fee (around USD50)

Done! Simplest visa application EVER.

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