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Old 09-07-2011, 07:47 PM
JL
 
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HP17,
Not sure if you left for HK yet, but if you still have time, go online and apply for the CapitalOne Venture Rewards credit card. It has no foreign transaction fee and you get double miles for each $1 you spend. There are other benefits also. The first yr. annual fee($59) is waived. They also have a free Venture rewards card also. You get 1.25 miles for every $1 you spend.

As far as your passport, the other poster mentioned a scanned copy of your passport to your email. I would go further and print it out to carry with you around HK while leaving your original passport in the hotel or in this case at your aunt's house.

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Hey Guys,

I'll be traveling to Hong Kong for roughly 2 weeks with my friend. We'll be staying at his aunt's house, so we don't have to pay for lodging. We plan on visiting China (probably some sort of tour) as well as Macau.

I withdrew 650 USD from my bank account today, but will this be sufficient for traveling/eating expenses? Or should I take out more?
Don't take that much cash assuming you have an ATM that works there and credit cards. That's just crazy taking that much, and dangerous. I typically travel on international trips with maybe $10 in my wallet and use ATM and credit cards exclusivly.
Make sure your ATM works there, but, really, I take about 6 or 7 international trips a year and have never had any issues with either. And Hong Kong? You will find ATM's everywhere.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:11 AM
 
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hope you have more money in the bank then the 650 youpulled out. unless you plan on getting a go go girl or go go boy job while you are there.
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