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Starbucks Hong Kong – Mini Mugs & Tumbler

starbucks-clearStarbucks is gaining popularity in Asia and one of the things my cousins await are their new releases of city tumblers/mugs or unique and beautiful merchandise.  In my previous posts, I mentioned that one of my cousins collect tumblers while the other collect mugs.  Through the power of google, the list of people who I know and collects tumblers and mugs have increased.  When I went to Europe, I dragged along two Czech Republic tumblers for my cousin and Don and a mug from Frankfurt and Vienna to Alvin.

So, when I had time to kill during my layover in Hong Kong.  I made a beeline straight to the Starbucks shop at the transfer area of HK airport.  Lo and behold, they have the elusive Starbucks clear tumbler which was already sold out in Beijing and Manila.  They had several more of it and I grabbed two because Don and Gold wanted them.  The good thing about it, it’s on sale for HK$68.  When I went back after my stay in the Philippines a week later, it’s no longer available and it’s a shame as Gold wanted two more.

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Airport Review: Beijing Capital International Airport – Terminal 3

I’m back!  Sorry for the lack of posts in the past few weeks but real life and work have taken over and put blogging in the back burner.  Anyway, in the past month I get to go to Hong Kong twice, Manila and Cagayan de Oro.  Jetsetter?  Nope.  Just for training and a wedding (not my own).   The airport of choice by my airline?  BCIA Terminal 3.

Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 is one of the biggest airport in terms on land mass.  It’s the combined Terminal 1-5 of London Heathrow.  The terminal is divided into 4 main buildings: transport centre (parking, light rail and commercial), domestic terminal (T3-C), international terminal (T3-E) and VIP terminal (T3-D).  This terminal opened early this year after only 4 years of construction.  They want visitors attending the Olympics to be awed by the structure which is shaped like a dragon.  Several airlines have made this their home including Air China, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Emirates, Thai Airways, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways and some local airlines (More info here: http://en.bcia.com.cn/flight/infor080710.html).  Transport to and from the airport is plenty and you can choose either by bus (RMB16), airport express (RMB25) or taxi (RMB80+ including RMB 10 toll).

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