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Chris Hord

Chris Hord

Australia

My name is Chris Hord and I am from the beautiful harbour city (Sydney) in Australia. Both my wife and I are young professionals, who have “boring life” in the office. My wife and I love to travel together and we have been to more than 50 places in the past 6 years. These journeys are our valuable memories because we have experienced and seen things that we would not be able to do through work.

Sep292014

Tour/Activity

Indira Gandhi International Airport Plaza Premium Lounge (Departure)

Delhi, India

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This lounge is quite handy when no business class with an airport lounge was available for purchase to fly from Delhi to Jaipur. The waiting time at Delhi airport was 5 hours and this lounge gave me a nice and comfort place to relax and recharge. I highly recommend this place for any refreshment or connect with internet etc.

May172014

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Tokyo Robot Evening Cabaret Show

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It is one of the most amazing shows in Japan, which leads you to see the most unique and exciting culture in Japan. All machines are robots and some of them are controlled by remote controllers. One of the sessions in the show also got a few big robots (same size from the movie transformers) to dance gangnam style. It was a fun night for a couple or a group of friends who want to chill out in the red light district area in Shinjuku.

My Photos

  • entrace to the show room

Jan012014

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

When we booked the tickets for this museum, we were not 100% sure if it would be a right decision. After we went to Riley's Believe It or Not, we were surprised how great the museum is. We saw lots of unbelievable events and items, and had lots of fun to participate the different activities. It is an interesting museum which will blow out your mind and expand your eyesight. We highly recommend it!!!

My Photos

  • Magic box
  • Interesting fact
  • Interesting fact

Dec302013

Tour/Activity

Niagara Falls Attractions Pass

Niagara Falls, Canada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We highly recommend this pass since it grants you access to many attractions which are wonderful to see in Niagara Falls.

My Photos

  • Hoover Dam
  • Niagara Falls in Winter
  • Entrance to Niagara Fall Visitor Centre

Dec282013

Tour/Activity

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We highly recommend every one to visit Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam if you are in Las Vegas. They are one of the most amazing sightseeing places which we have seen so far. Skywalk in Grand Canyon is ok, but it will nice to complete the journey to walk on the skywalk. It is shame that no camera or phones are allowed on the skywalk and every one has to buy professional photos which are taken by staff. To complete our journey in Grand Canyon, we also took the helicopter and cruise to the bottom of the canyon. It was an amazing experience to see every thing of the canyon but we couldn't have much time to have lunch afterward.

My Photos

  • Helicopter view on Grand Canyon
  • Grand Canyon
  • Hoover Dam
  • Hoover Dam

Dec272013

Tour/Activity

The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It took us a while to make up our mind to purchase the VIP tickets at Universal Studio Hollywood, but we were glad that we made the right decision to purchase the VIP tickets. The VIP tickets provided us heaps of benefits, including a free valet parking (to avoid long queue to park our car), enjoyed breakfast in the VIP lounge (to avoid long queue at the ticket office), exclusive train to tour around movie facility (we were allowed to got off and took photos), got accessed to warehouse (we got to see the costume for the movie "47 Ronin" before it's officially released), escorted to most popular rides by our tour guide, enjoyed free lunch in a VIP lounge for lunch and continued enjoying unlimited front of line access to all rides.The tickets are expensive compared to general admission tickets, however the value is much worth as we got to see and experience more things than we could do by ourselves. The theme park is quite large so it is recommended to spend one day there and especially for the VIP tickets, minimum 6 hours are required to see every thing with this type of ticket.

My Photos

  • Exclusive warehouse
  • Airplane crash scene
  • Production facility of Parenthood

Nov162013

Tour/Activity

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Shanghai, China

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It was a great tour to get to know the natural side of China. The water village is like Venice in China, it is a romantic place for a couple or a relaxing place for every one. I highly recommend this your to any one.

Aug042013

Tour/Activity

Mana Island Day Cruise

Nadi or Coral Coast, Fiji

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Mana Island is a very beautiful private island and we highly recommend it to any one. We took a hop on and hop off cruise for approx 45 mins to the island. As soon as we got off the cruise, we were welcomed by local staff and our tour guides. Our tour guides were very friendly and gave us detailed instructions on the good areas to explore in the island and the place for lunch (included in this tour). Then we were off to the submarine (included in this tour) to explore underwater world where we were able to see plenty of corals, sea stars and different types of fish. Finally, we picked up snorkelling equipments (includes in this tour) and enjoying snorkelling in this beautiful ocean. It was a wonderful day for all of us.

May182013

Tour/Activity

Vancouver North Shore Day Trip with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Vancouver, Canada

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

The tour guide was late to pick us up from the airport. We tried to contact the tour company three times and the operators were kind to sort things out for us. Eventually, we have picked up from the airport and started the amazing journey. We started at the salmon facility and then to suspension bridge and Grouse Mountain. The suspension bridge was the highlight of our trip and the view was stunning. In the Grouse Mountain, we could see the wildlife bears and wolves closely. The weather was terrible, but it didn't impact our enjoyment on the trip.

My Photos

  • Wildlife wolf at the Gouse Mountain
  • Wildlife bear at the Gouse Mountain
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Capilano salmon facility

May162013

Tour/Activity

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Banff, Canada

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

The bus driver/tour guide was a bit rude and didn't provide much commentary on the tour. The tour was over charged for the fee too. If you are over 18 years old and have a valid driver's license which allow you to drive in Canada (e.g. Australia), I highly recommend you to rent a car and drive from Banff to Ice Field Parkway by yourself. It is very easy to the find the way and you will see the most amazing scenery along the driveway. We regret to join this tour and wasted much more money than driving by ourselves.

My Photos

  • Icefield Parkway

May122013

Tour/Activity

Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It was an interesting tour to see a different side of Japan. I agree with other reviewers that you cannot say to visit Tokyo without seeing sumo wrestling tournament.

My Photos

  • The match was on...
  • We encountered one of sumo wrestlers in the hallway.

May112013

Tour/Activity

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Kyoto, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

My husband and I had a great time in this tour. The tour company assigned two tour guides to this tour, one guide for Kyoto and the other guide for Nara. The guide for Nara was an old Japanese man who was the most funny guide I have ever met in a tour. He showed us around Nara National Park to see deers bowing at us. He also shared with us some of his funny jokes. He told us that no Japanese residents have private pools in their backyards. One time he flew to Australia on a plane. From the plane, he saw lots of "fish ponds" in backyards in Australia and he couldn't understand why Australian like "fish ponds" that much. Later he realised that those "fish ponds" were swimming pools. The tour guide also told us that Japan has a large number of population. Japanese government exports electronic products and food to Australia and Canada, why the government does not export people to those countries since they have low population compared to Japan. Every guest on the bus really enjoyed the humor of the tour guide. We all had a great time in this tour.

My Photos

  • temple
  • Garden
  • Golden Pavilion

May102013

Tour/Activity

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

Kyoto, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This tour is perfect tour for first time visitor to Kyoto since it shows you the best places to see in this old city. We went to the most popular area Gion and met Geisha on the main street in Gion and then we went to try the traditional Japanese dishes in one of the restaurants in Gion by ourselves. Our tour guide also took us to the theater which has daily shows for tea ceremony, Geisha show and other traditional show. If you do not want to pay expensive meal to see Geisha show, this theater is the most economic way to see Geisha show.

My Photos

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine

May302012

Tour/Activity

2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We were glad to choose this tour to explore Mt Fuji and Hakone in 2 - day tour. The first day we went to Mt Fuji and Hakone with the tour guide. The second day we were on our own to explore Hakone (accomodation for the first night in Hakone, one day pass in Hakone and JR train pass to Tokyo were included in this tour). Though the tour guide took us to visit Lake Ashi and Hakone National Park in Hakone on the first day, there were many other things to see and do in Hakone. We went to hot spriing bath in the theme park opposite to our hotel and then went to explore other sightseeing places in Hakone. One day tour in Mt Fuji and Hakone is not enjoy, 2 days tour is recommended.

May292012

Tour/Activity

Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Great tour to explore Japan.

May282012

Tour/Activity

Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was our first time to experience tea ceremony in Japan. It was a very different experience for us and we were also very lucky to see a pre-wedding shots for Japanese with traditional Japanese wedding dress. Make sure to check out the spaceship cruise in Sumida River.

May272012

Tour/Activity

Shinjuku and Kabukicho Evening Walking Tour

Tokyo, Japan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It was a wonderful tour to start our journey in Tokyo. If you are a foregin and want to know more about Japanese culture, this tour is your first choice. Our local guide took us to visit the major department stores, side street pubs, and some of the most popular entertainment centre. I don't want to spoil you what we have seen in this tour, but what I can say is that what you see in this tour will really surprise you about the interesting culture in Japan.

May262012

Tour/Activity

London Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

City Transfer provided us excellent service. The van came on time and only picked up another person besides us on the way to the airport. The van is comfortable to ride.

May072012

Tour/Activity

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Great tour to explore UK.

May062012

Tour/Activity

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This tour introduced us to the historical side of UK. We saw the wealth of Royal family in Winsor Castle, interesting monuments in Stonehenge and the Roman history in Bath. Since the tour travelled in long distance in one day, time is quite stricted. If any one doesn't come back to the coach before the departure time, the coach will leave that person behind and that person needs to find his/her own way home. It is fair for other people who come back to the coach on time. For young travellers who like to explore in one place for a long time, this may not be the right tour. For those people who have limited time in UK, this is absolutely a great tour to see three sightseeing places in one day.

May052012

Tour/Activity

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We had a great time in this tour. Though the tour was in a rush, we had the chance to see most of the major heritage buildings in UK.

May042012

Tour/Activity

London Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

When we got off the plane, the driver was waiting for us in the meeting point. The van is comfortable to ride. We had a safe and smooth ride to the hotel.

Feb092012

Tour/Activity

Taipei Half-Day City Tour

Taipei, Taiwan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It was a short tour and wish we could spend more time in the museum as it had the most amazing collections. In general, the tour is great and the tour guide is helpful. I am glad that I have joined this tour.

Feb082012

Tour/Activity

Taroko Gorge Full-Day Tour from Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Hualien is an amazing city, which you will see lots of beautiful natrual scence. Our tour guide was very helpful and friendly. She gave us heaps of information on each place. This tour makes my business trip to TW much more enjoyable than before.

Apr292011

Tour/Activity

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise

Akaroa, New Zealand

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Akaroa Harbour is a very nice place to visit if you are in Christchurch. We rented a car and drove 1 and 1/2 hours from Christchurch to Akaroa. The view along the journal was spectacular. The cruise was great and we did manage to see penguine and dolphins on that day. We were given a nice post card to remember after the cruise. We had a great trip.

Apr282011

Tour/Activity

Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Wow... This tour is definitely great value for the long drive and scenery that we have seen. It was a long day as we spent more than 6 hours on the bus. However, the view was definitely worth the long journey. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the scene that we had passed by. He took us to the different spots for great photos. The BBQ lunch was delicious and we were never lack of food. If you are thinking of visiting Queenstown, this tour is a "must do" activity if you want to see the best thing in NZ.

Apr272011

Tour/Activity

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Christchurch, concludes in Queenstown, New Zealand

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

For a bus tour, this is the most convenient way to visit Queenstown via Mount Cook. The bus stopped at a few nice spots for us to take photos on the way to Mount Cook and Queenstown. The best part of the tour was definitely the helicopter flight at Mount Cook. The flight is fairly expensive but it is definitely worth the money. We got the chance to get off the flight and play at the top of the snow mountain. If you want to save money, it is better to get the discount voucher at the airport.

Apr262011

Tour/Activity

Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Small Group Tour from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Fairly expensive tour compared to other tours we had joined at Viator However, the scenery that we have seen is very nice.

Apr252011

Tour/Activity

Wellington's Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour

Wellington, New Zealand

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings, this is the best tour for you. We were taken to different scence to expose the locations of the movie and how they were used for the movie. We were also told some interesting stories on movie stars.

Apr232011

Tour/Activity

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

We had a great trip on this tour.

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