Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tokyo MK Taxi Review in Choosing the Best Chauffeured Service

Chauffeured car services come in handy on times that we need to get somewhere and do not want to drive. Individuals looking for a pleasant traveling experience can also hire the chauffeured cars to their preferred events and destinations. Find the best-chauffeured service provider to enjoy a memorable travel experience. Here are a few things that matter to get the best among the rest:

The offered services

A good chauffeur service company should be flexible with regards to the kind of chauffeured services it offers. They should offer their services for corporate travels and airport transfers as well as be able to enjoy travel with elegance and style to special events like proms, reunion, wedding and birthdays. They should meet professional standards by delivering exceptional service like no other and should also be capable of what it takes to plan and execute each service appropriately.

High-class vehicle fleet

One thing to consider is the cars. The line of chauffeured cars a company has can tell a lot about the level of services it can offer. As a client, you have the ability to choose the vehicle you love most for your travel experience. With more than one model and brand to choose from, Tokyo MK can provide a smooth ride to their clients using luxurious cars that will enable them to arrive at their destination with style and sophistication. MK Taxi features Lexus group enthusiasts car limo options like LS600hL and Lexus LS460. Other types of luxurious car offered by the company are: Mercedes-Benz S500L, Toyota Alphard, Toyota Crown Royal Saloon, Nissan Fuga Hybrid, Toyota Hiace and BMW ActiveHybrid 7 L.

The chauffeurs

Chauffeurs are more than just drivers. They are assets of a company as they are responsible for ensuring that a client has the most positive travel experience. Therefore, choose a company with highly trained professional chauffeurs with effective communication skills and can give an outstanding customer service. This means, a chauffeur should treat their passenger with the utmost respect, courtesy, anticipates passenger’s needs and should have an understanding when to engage in a conversation with the passenger and when to refrain from talking. A great chauffeur should also be well-knowledgeable on the local roads and routes to get you to your destination safely and quickly as well as offering points of interest if there is something a passenger wants to know about.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tips on Jakarta Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

Jakarta Warnings and Dangers

As one of the largest cities in the world, Jakarta has its own series of potential dangers you need to know about before making your way to the capital city of Indonesia.

Avoid Traveler’s Checks

Back in the day, one of the best ways to travel to a country was with the American Express Traveler’s Checks. That no longer is the case. Attempting to cash these traveler’s checks is often problematic. Only major bank locations will accept these checks, so smaller branches will likely not take them (because there has been a problem with counterfeiting so banks no longer accept them). If you do have these checks, you’ll be better off trying to cash them inside of the airport. Some travel agents may take the checks and a few other locations can accept these, but you’ll probably be charged a big fee. Instead, just use your debit or credit card.

Taxi Drivers

There are all sorts of taxi scams and problems you’ll encounter. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to avoid a few of these. However, if you are mindful of what is going on, you can greatly reduce your chance of such a problem.

For starters, never take a taxi that doesn’t use a meter. If someone tries to quote you a price you need to avoid it. They will quote you a price far above what it should cost. Even if you negotiate him down, you’ll still overpay.

Other problems includes taxi drivers rigging the meters so you pay more. This isn’t as common but it still happens. To avoid this you’ll want to hail a taxi that looks reliable. If it looks like a fake cab (it just doesn’t match the rest) than avoid it. Most of the major taxi companies are regulated so if you get in authentic looking cabs you should be alright. If you have your hotel hail a cab that will work as well.

Always Have Your ID

Now, as a tourist you’ll likely always have your ID with you anyway, but this is just an extra reminder. There are often roadblocks around town for various reasons and IDs may be checked. Make sure to have your passport. You can have your driver’s license and this may work, or you may run into a police officer who wants something more. Also, make sure you have a photocopy of your passport kept somewhere in your luggage. This way, should something happen to your passport you can go to your national embassy in Jakarta and have a replacement expedited. Emergency passports are available and work for 24 hours if you are flying out within this time. If not, the expedited passport should only take a few days.

Careful Crossing

In such a huge city, traffic is crazy. Even if you have a crosswalk in your favor, watch out and pay attention. It isn’t unheard of for a pedestrian to be hit and injured because a driver wasn’t paying attention.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Galveston Island Living Capital Tourism and Marketing Review

Imagine yourself as an Islander living in an elegant Victorian home on a shady, oak-lined street on the Island’s east end, or in a home overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico on the west end. There is a variety of rental property to choose from throughout the Island; from Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tight-knit small town friendliness.

Its ethnically diverse citizens have worked together to make their city better since the early days of its founding in 1836. When faced with adversity, Galvestonians unite to solve whatever obstacles may arise. Non-profit organizations and community groups offer a variety of volunteer opportunities regardless of your interests or desired area of service.

The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy. Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.

All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.

When the work day is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. Relax and enjoy watching the waves roll in at sunset as sandpipers scurry along the edge of the gulf water.

Black History Alive and Well in Galveston
On the outside walls of the African American Museum at 3427 Sealy St. are portraits of some prominent black Galvestonians, painted by artist E. Herron.

The Debate Is Over: The Margarita Was Invented In Galveston
A lot of sources debate our claim that Santos Cruz invented the margarita at the Balinese Room for singer Peggy Lee.

#LoveGalveston Photo Contest - A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston
There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.

UTMB Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports.

Emerging Adults May Be Mixing Drug, Alcohol, Firearms, Study Finds
While drugs, alcohol and firearms do not mix well, new research finds that among some young adults the three may often go together.

UTMB Researchers Discover Reason for Permanent Vision Loss after Head Injury
Research from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has shed new light on what causes the permanent vision loss sometimes seen in the wake of a head injury.

10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston
The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.

Exploring Galveston's Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings
When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

The Port of Galveston Continues to Make History on Galveston Island
The next time you pass by the bustling docks and wharfs of the Port of Galveston, take a moment to let the history and impact of the facility sink in.

First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach

The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tokyo Online Security: Privacy fears as banks track mobile phones

Banks will track customers' movements via their mobile phones in a bid to tackle fraud. Barclays is introducing a system which allows it to check whether someone is in the same country as their debit or credit card so they know whether the payment is fraudulent or not. For example, if a suspicious transaction was made in the America, but data showed the customer's phone it was in the UK, the bank would realize something was amiss.