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Old 08-04-2018, 12:57 AM   #61
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That’s why I only use cash in all my Japan trips.
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its friendly when using. but when you go back and check your bill, the exchange rate is not too friendly
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:19 AM   #62
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Thatís why I only use cash in all my Japan trips.
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Yup Yup

I agree. should always do this.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:06 PM   #63
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its friendly when using. but when you go back and check your bill, the exchange rate is not too friendly
Is the same. If u change too much excess and u need to sell back. The money changer also buy back much worst than the bank rate or if not have to force yourself to spend it so that u won't lose out the rate ?? Of course best thing happens is the rate increase when u back.

Some more Scandinavian currencies are not really "common" here unlike euro and pounds.
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:57 PM   #64
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But many say cash is not accepted widely in
these Northern European countries.

Japanese prefers cash.

Yup Yup
I agree. should always do this.
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:11 PM   #65
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by the way, anyone used norway in a nutshell? worth it?

https://www.heartmybackpack.com/norw...ur-diy-review/
I diyed it, tink save agar 60 u can only prebook 2 train 1 ferry the rest u buy onto spot, dun wry abt the bus cuz there is only 1 bus for nutshell they will wait for tourist de
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:15 AM   #66
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But many say cash is not accepted widely in
these Northern European countries.

Japanese prefers cash.
That is wrong.

Even the street vendor at Helsinki selling magnet also accept credit card.

I do agree about Japanese still prefer cash.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:41 PM   #67
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I read it online says the package is just a set of transport tickets done for you.
Basically just DIY & your wallet would thank you.

I diyed it, tink save agar 60 u can only prebook 2 train 1 ferry the rest u buy onto spot, dun wry abt the bus cuz there is only 1 bus for nutshell they will wait for tourist de
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:43 PM   #68
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The local do not lose any on CC transactions but points collected.

Tourists suffer because of exchange lossses .

That is wrong.
Even the street vendor at Helsinki selling magnet also accept credit card.

I do agree about Japanese still prefer cash.
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Old 15-04-2018, 08:58 AM   #69
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The flight bergen to leknes damn ex. Now I just need to book the cruise from svolvaer to tromso. Hurthigruten but still no news. Sian.
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Old 21-04-2018, 12:44 PM   #70
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anyone been to Svalbard?
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Old 25-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #71
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I was in Longyearbyen in March.
Interesting place.
Although the same activities can be done in other places. But LYR was quite amazing place to visit. Most activities there were just total whiteout. There wasn’t any trees there.
I took a boat out, and saw walrus and arctic fox, didn’t see any polar bear. Although there were a few (dead one) in LYR town(small).

anyone been to Svalbard?
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I was in Longyearbyen in March.
Interesting place.
Although the same activities can be done in other places. But LYR was quite amazing place to visit. Most activities there were just total whiteout. There wasnít any trees there.
I took a boat out, and saw walrus and arctic fox, didnít see any polar bear. Although there were a few (dead one) in LYR town(small).
how was it? was thinking of visiting in end May. did you stay in the town of longyearbyen or outside of it? the outskirts of longyearbyen i see will be at least 2km apart. trying to find accommodation that are about S$150 in town. seems that only Norwegian Air or SAS flies there, tickets are not cheap, ranging from S$400 to S$500. as for the activities, just sign up at the hotel front desk one day before can already? did you see any asian people there?
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Hmm.. it was pretty cold, I caught the chill and got sick, although I was prepared.
Stay at Svalbard Hotell (I think they changed the hotel name), it was right in the city centre. And it came with reasonable breakfast.
You can try Mary Ann Polarig, I think the price is quite okay. But should be shared toilet. Or you can try Airbnb, one of which is very close to Radisson Blue.
The are some tickets below $200/- depend on the day you are traveling. Of course, the expensive ticket range between $400 - $500/- one way.
Yes, you can sign up there. But I pre-arranged it, and made payment in advance.
There were a China girl and a Korean girl, they were on their own. There were also Indian. I met some Norwegian holidaying there, and mostly were Caucasian.

how was it? was thinking of visiting in end May. did you stay in the town of longyearbyen or outside of it? the outskirts of longyearbyen i see will be at least 2km apart. trying to find accommodation that are about S$150 in town. seems that only Norwegian Air or SAS flies there, tickets are not cheap, ranging from S$400 to S$500. as for the activities, just sign up at the hotel front desk one day before can already? did you see any asian people there?
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Hmm.. it was pretty cold, I caught the chill and got sick, although I was prepared.
Stay at Svalbard Hotell (I think they changed the hotel name), it was right in the city centre. And it came with reasonable breakfast.
You can try Mary Ann Polarig, I think the price is quite okay. But should be shared toilet. Or you can try Airbnb, one of which is very close to Radisson Blue.
The are some tickets below $200/- depend on the day you are traveling. Of course, the expensive ticket range between $400 - $500/- one way.
Yes, you can sign up there. But I pre-arranged it, and made payment in advance.
There were a China girl and a Korean girl, they were on their own. There were also Indian. I met some Norwegian holidaying there, and mostly were Caucasian.
I see Svalbard Hotell it's about $150 for the basic room. Price seems good. Did you managed to see the seed vault? I see some of their one day cruise quite expensive, about $300 region and upwards. As for meals, possible to buy all three meals there? It's more pricey than Oslo right? Some places I went, if lucky, can buy breakfast and lunch. Dinner sure have to cook cause all shops closed late afternoon.
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I booked about $4xx/night, include breakfast, not sure about low season. We ‘passes by’ the SeedVault, the guide pointed to us the direction, and it’s not visible to the eyes. So it’s a No see.
The day cruise was quite alright, it provide lunch as well.
I brought some noodle cups there as well, and pre-packed some goodies, like bakwa etc.
You can eat at the cafe, restaurant there, price are rather at the high side. Unless you are staying lodge with kitchenette or bnb, then cooking should be fine. There is a coop there, quite big, and a lot of food stuff and bread too

I see Svalbard Hotell it's about $150 for the basic room. Price seems good. Did you managed to see the seed vault? I see some of their one day cruise quite expensive, about $300 region and upwards. As for meals, possible to buy all three meals there? It's more pricey than Oslo right? Some places I went, if lucky, can buy breakfast and lunch. Dinner sure have to cook cause all shops closed late afternoon.
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