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Thursday, May 25, 2017

National Geographic Guide To National Parks

Above, Yosemite's North Dome. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Buffalo News has an article on the latest edition of the National Geographic Guide To National Parks.

The writer of the piece, Scott Scanlon, may have been in Yosemite National Park at about the same time as I was in 2015. He had lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel, I opted for breakfast instead.

He wrote this about the book:
National Parks have the ability to astound, often greatly. I have learned that it pays to seek out the experts in places like Yosemite, Acadia and the Grand Canyon, not only after you arrive but preferably before you go. 
The eighth edition of the "National Geographic Guide to National Parks," issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, is an invaluable starting point to help you get the most out of a visit to the parks. A used edition can be found online at only about one-third its original cost. 
Its glossy pages boast more than enough tidbits to make its purchase on amazon.com a better and more reasonable investment than lunch at the former Ahwhanee. (Though, if you ever go to Yosemite, I encourage you to book a lunch reservation. It's much less expensive than dinner.)
His article recounts a visit to Yosemite by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1983.

To read more, go here

Missed It...Sorry

Above, a visitor off Malibu. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

A 3.3 earthquake hit around an hour ago off Malibu.

I didn't know about it until I read about it in the Los Angeles Times website.

They wrote:
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 12 miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:19 a.m. at a depth of 9.3 miles. 
According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Westlake Village and 42 miles from Los Angeles Civic Center.
Maybe a gigantic sea creature is stirring?

To read more, go here

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Free Things To Do In Las Vegas

Above, a view of the Las Vegas Strip. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Admittedly, Las Vegas, Nevada is not my idea of a place to relax and unwind. As one who fondly remembers the city before it became the overcrowded zoo that it is now, I prefer to just drive through it while on the way to Utah (or other points beyond) or just stop there for fuel or food these days.

However, besides gambling, the city is known for shows and, in some places, some good food at prices that are easy on the wallet and nightclubs where people manage to get themselves drunk and make complete asses of themselves. And, no, what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas, especially in these modern times where personal cell phones can snap pictures or, heaven forbid, shoot videos of you doing something that you wouldn't want your boss or parents to see posted on the Internet.

If you happen to be one who likes Las Vegas, but are financially tapped out of cash for various reasons, there are still some free (unbelievable as it may seem) things to do.

Travel + Leisure has a list of 31 things in Las Vegas that one can do that are FREE!

Before getting into their list, they wrote:
When you're a Las Vegas local, the clanging of slot machines in the McCarran Airport arrivals area signals you're home, but for everyone else it's a reminder that the city is engineered to liberate you from your dollars from the moment you land. Surprisingly, though, there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself free-of-charge in Las Vegas. Keep this list of free vegas attractions handy: It's great for both visitors who come on a budget and those who suddenly find their credit lines tapped out.

To see what they are, go here

Yellowstone Expects A Busy Summer

Above, Lower Yellowstone Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Officials of Yellowstone National Park are expecting a big turnout of visitors during the summer season.

K2 Radio reported:
Yellowstone National Park officials expect another busy summer season and they have some tips for you when you visit. 
“More than half of the record 4.25 million visits in 2016 took place during June, July, and August,” Superintendent Dan Wenk said in a news release Wednesday. 
“Whether you are visiting Yellowstone for the first time or the fiftieth, we hope you’ll take the Yellowstone Pledge and plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable trip," Wenk said. 
Park officials said visitors should expect busy facilities and destinations, and delayed travel times due to heavy traffic and wildlife jams. 
They also suggest arriving early or staying late, and avoiding main attractions --  Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and Norris Geyser Basin -- during peak hours.

To read more, go here

Improper Gifts Received By Arizona Memorial Employee

Above, the USS Arizona Memorial. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It does seem that there's nothing sacred these days.

The News & Observer reported:
HONOLULU - A National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations, U.S. Department of Interior investigators said Wednesday. 
The gifts included a $50 jacket and golf course green fees valued at about $85, the department's inspector general said in a three-paragraph summary of their report on the case. 
Investigators didn't release their full report for privacy reasons and because it contained law enforcement information. 
The report says the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii declined to prosecute. 
Investigators launched their probe after hearing a Park Service employee may have had improper relationships with tour operators to whom he distributed memorial tickets. The report didn't identify the employee or say when he received the gifts.

That's certainly a very good way to mess up one's career and lose a job.

To read more, go here.

Preparing A RV For Holiday Travel

Above, The Beast's "maiden voyage" of the season was at the Platrix clampout in the Tehachapi area. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Have you ever taken a trip somewhere when a minor part's failure led to a near-catastrophic disaster?

By checking your RV before heading out on the road for the Memorial Day weekend, you may want to read an article from ABC 12 and take heed.

They wrote:
CLIO (WJRT) - (05/24/17) - This weekend kicks off the season where you'll probably be seeing a lot more of these things on the roadways. If you're one of the many getting ready to head out this weekend, you're probably wondering, how do I get my RV ready for it's maiden voyage of the year?' 
According to experts at Tradewinds RV in Clio, It usually just slips peoples minds.
My RV's "maiden voyages" have already been taken care of when I went camping in Tehachapi last month and near Barstow a week later.

To read more, go here

Half Dome Hiking: Not Until June!

Above, Half Dome. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

This should probably go into the "Aw, shucks!" file.

Memorial Day weekend visitors to Yosemite National Park expecting to be able to hike/climb Half Dome are sure to be very disappointed.

The Mercury News reported:
Yosemite National Park says hikers won’t be allowed on Half Dome for at least another week. 
The cables that help people walk up the last 400-foot stretch of granite are usually put up the Friday before Memorial Day, but because of heavy snowpack the estimated date has been pushed back to June 2.

To read more, go here

Zion Warns of Big Memorial Day Crowds

Above, Checkerboard Mesa at Zion National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of the summer vacation season, although it is still spring.

That means more people will be jamming into the national parks, and Zion National Park is one of them.

According to The Spectrum:
Zion National Park officials are warning visitors to be ready for some crowding over the Memorial Day weekend. 
The three-day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of the busy season at Zion, with officials expecting the crowds to approach or surpass last year’s counts of more than 70,000 people. 
Parking are expected to fill up by 9 a.m., with long wait times for those lining up to enter the park or board park shuttles.

To read more, go here

The Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat

Above, yours truly trying out an ANA Business Class seat at a travel show. 

You're not getting fatter (in some cases, maybe you are), airline seats are getting smaller. This is so that the airlines can squeeze more seats (i.e., more people) in an airliner.

This, naturally, is making flying a lot less comfortable.

According to Travel + Leisure:
What I'm about to say is far from news: Being a fat person on a plane is dreadful. 
As much as I would like to believe we're living in a more body positive world than in the past, there are some areas that have definitely not become more inclusive. We need to recognize the body discrimination taking place on airplanes across the country. 
Airline seats aren't comfortable for anyone — at least not anymore. Seats have gotten smaller since the 1980s to add more passengers to each aircraft. In 2014, author Bill McGee compared seat sizes from 1985 through 2014 on four major airline carriers: American, Delta, United, and Southwest. On average, economy class seat widths decreased 2 to 3 inches, and seat pitch (the distance between your seat and the seat in front of you) decreased 2 to 5 inches. 
And it hasn't stopped. Last year, United found a way to add the equivalent of 14 planes to its fleet by moving seats closer together on its existing aircraft. Earlier this month, American announced it will add 10 more economy seats on each new Boeing 737 MAX by reducing seat pitch. Slimmer seats are supposed to make up for that decrease, according to several airlines, but anyone who has flown recently would be skeptical.
I think the worst seating I've experienced was on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 to Japan in 2015. I felt scrunched in and was getting leg pains. It used to be that I would get up about every hour to an hour and a half to stretch my legs. I had to get up roughly every half hour. This is not something one wants to endure during a 11-hour flight to Japan!

To read more, go here.

7 Must-See Spots of Kiyomizu-dera

Above, people gathering at the Otowa Waterfall. The article states, "A sip of water
 from the waterfall here is said to purify your body and soul." 
Photo by Armand Vaquer.

One of the big attractions in Kyoto, Japan is Kiyomizu-dera. I have been there twice (2004 and 2015) and I have enjoyed seeing it each time.

Goin' Japanesque has an article on seven places (or features) of Kiyomizu-dera that visitors should not miss.

They begin their article with:
Do you know a Japanese expression, “Jump off the stage of Kiyomizu (Kiyomizu no butai kara tobioriru)”? 
The expression is commonly used in Japanese and people of other countries who are studying Japanese often ask its meaning. 
Kiyomizu-dera Temple has a stage half hanging out from a steep cliff’s top. As it would require great courage and determination to jump off the stage, the expression is used as a metaphor for “making up your mind on a big decision.” 
I am taking this opportunity to introduce to you about the very temple of Kiyomizu-dera and the interesting spots to check out as well as the features of the temple buildings.
To read more, go here

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Finding Good RV Parks and Avoiding Bad Ones

Above, The Beast at the Double J Campground in Chatham, Illinois, near Springfield. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Finding a good RV park and avoiding bad RV parks is less of a crapshoot today because of the Internet, where there are plenty of websites filled with reviews and information.

One such tool for finding good RV parks is RV Park Reviews. There, recent reviews by fellow travelers keep the site up-to-date. I am a regular contributor.

RV Life has an article on how to avoid bad RV parks while traveling.

They start with:
RVing is a rich and rewarding way to travel, but a nagging fear of “bad” RV parks can hinder the experience. If you’re too afraid to visit bucket list destinations after learning bad things about nearby RV parks, you’re shortchanging yourself. Before reaching a conclusion, take a minute to review our three RV trip planning tips to avoid bad RV parks and pick good, safe ones during your travels.
To read more, go here

Godzilla 2 Including "Old School Monster Effects"

Above, a scene from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962). Toho Co., Ltd.

It looks like Legendary's Godzilla: King of the Monsters (or Godzilla 2) will be including some "old school practical monster effects".

According to Movieweb:
Godzilla 2 is finally shooting this summer after several years of impatient waiting. Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla divided fans, but it was successful at the box office and revived the franchise. It looks like director Mike Dougherty, who is taking over for the next installment, is looking to make some fans of the old-school Godzilla movies very happy. How, you may ask? Well, he is going to include some practical monster effects in Godzilla: King of Monsters.
This'll be interesting to see!

To read more, go here.

U.K. Press Calling It What It Is

The following appears at The Drudge Report on the Manchester bombing:

Next Year's Trip?

Above, The Beast at the Elk City, Oklahoma KOA. It would be along the way home. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Since this year's long trip will be going north to see the eclipse in Idaho, I am already thinking about next year's trip.

I was reading an article at Do It Yourself RV on Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World in Florida and that started me thinking.

They wrote:
Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in Orlando, Florida might be one of the most unique places to camp in the U.S. Not only is this resort massive (it takes up more than 700 acres of the park), but it’s close to all the action while feeling like it’s in the middle of a pine forest, complete with non-animated deer and raccoons. 
The campground has private sites and features all the amenities of most resorts, as well as a few Disney specialties. This includes two heated pools that are open 24 hours a day, rental cabins, several restaurants and stores, a marina, playgrounds, tennis courts, horse and pony rides, a petting zoo, fishing, bike rentals, private carriage rides, and even Segway tours.
Actually, I started thinking about going there about a year or so ago. But situations change, along with travel focusing.

In looking over the map book, I figure on heading east along Interstate 10 with stops along the way including Carlsbad Caverns National Park, San Antonio (to see if there's a basement at the Alamo) and New Orleans (to try out some good Cajun foods) before reaching Florida. There seems to be a lot of nice RV parks along the way to enjoy.

For the return trip home, I will probably take Interstate 40 and see some attractions along that route including Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis (this time to see the new entertainment complex at Graceland) and Tombstone (I was last there around 1989).

Since I won't be in a hurry, I plan to confine each day's drive to around 350 miles or less as much as possible.

I have a while before deciding. 

Yosemite To Be "Extremely Busy" Memorial Day Weekend

Above, The Beast at North Pines Campground last year. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

If one is planning to visit Yosemite National Park this coming Memorial Day weekend, expect the park to be "extremely busy" with people.

According to the Sierra Star:
Yosemite National Park officials announced Tuesday that the park will likely have an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. The park expects high visitation, especially from Friday, May 26 until Monday, May 29. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at Yosemite before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m.. Once in the park, visitors are urged to park their vehicles at the Yosemite Village, Yosemite Falls, or Half Dome Village parking areas and enjoy Yosemite Valley by using the free shuttle bus service, bike paths, and hiking trails. Parking in Yosemite Valley is limited and parking is expected to fill early. 
All campgrounds on the reservation system are completely sold out for the weekend. The park’s first-come, first-served campgrounds are anticipated to fill early. There are a large number of campground and lodging options in the gateway communities surrounding the park.

To read more, go here

Prestige Mustang

When a vehicle gets older, it generally gets harder and harder to find parts for it.

After several years, vehicle manufacturers cease to make replacement parts and they aren't available from aftermarket part makers or dealers either. If that happens to be a case with a part one needs, the next best route is to buy from an auto salvage business.

This is happening to me on a more frequent basis. I recently had to replace accelerator/cruise control combo cables for my 1989 Mustang. During this, I found that I also needed to replace the accelerator/cruise control servo "canister" that the cables attach to. Unfortunately, my mechanic was unable to find these parts locally.

One may wonder why I would continue to maintain a 1989 vehicle. Well, it is partly sentimental for me to maintain it as it was my dad's last car. Plus, it is a popular model. I have found several notes from people asking if I were interested in selling it.

Being retired and having plenty of time on my hands to do a search, I located a business who specializes in Fox Body Mustang parts.

What's a Fox Body?

From Dust Runners Automotive Journal:
A Fox Body Mustang is a Mustang produced anywhere from 1979 to 1993. It doesn’t matter if it’s a coupe, convertible, or a hatch. It also doesn’t matter what engine is has either, or transmission. As long as it’s between the ages of 1979 and 1993, it’s a Fox Body. 
Why is it called a “Fox Body”? I know, it’s a really weird name to give to a car. But, it’s called a Fox Body because it’s on the Ford Fox platform. Ford designed the Fox platform as a unibody chassis and used it across a wide range of Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles. Ford’s main objective with the Fox platform was to downsize the massive cars they made in the ’70s.
Another reason to maintain it: It's a classic!

From Dust Runners Automotive Journal:
If it’s older than me, it’s probably a classic…. right? The Fox Body is now wandering into the 25+ year-old range depending on what year you own, which means it’s starting to become a “classic”. When cars start to be considered classics, their prices go up. CNN Money even mentioned the Fox Body Mustang in their “Top Ten Investment Cars under $5,000“. On top of it becoming a classic, it’s also facing a similar issue to the 240sx’s “Drift Tax”. Youngsters getting into hot rods are scooping up Fox Body Mustangs left and right, causing the prices to go up even more.

I called several Mustang parts suppliers and none of them had the parts I needed. Luckily, one of them recommended Prestige Mustang of Monroe, Georgia. I called them and found that they specialize in salvaged parts from Fox Body Mustangs (along with Mustangs from 1964 to 1973) and they had the parts I needed. Additionally, they were reasonable in price and were speedy in shipping.

So, if you happen to have a Fox Body Mustang and need parts for it, I would definitely recommend Prestige Mustang. Their website is at www.prestigemustang.com

Sir Roger Moore Dies At 89

Above, Caroline Munro and Roger More in The Spy Who Loved Me.

For some reason, I was in the mood to watch Roger Moore's 1979 James Bond movie, Moonraker yesterday. Although Moore was not my favorite James Bond actor, as many times he portrayed Agent 007 as a bit of a fop, but his movies were entertaining. For Your Eyes Only (1981) is my favorite of Moore's Bonds.

Today, it has been reported that Sir Roger Moore has passed away at 89.

From Variety:
Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. 
His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
From actress Tanya Roberts on Facebook:
So sorry to hear about Roger's passing today. We had a lot of fun working on A View to a Kill together. He always had a joke to tell, and was a pleasure to work with, he was a terrific guy.

To read more, go here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bomb Set Off At Ariana Grande Concert, 19 Killed

Above, Ariana Grande.

At least 19 people were killed and others injured when a suspected suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

NBC News reported:
At least 19 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in a suspected suicide bombing Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said. 
Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed. 
Police said the explosion took place outside the arena, which is near the Manchester Victoria transit station, as the concert ended at about 10:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET), catching people as they exited.

Grande was not injured.

To read more, go here

Dollar Around ¥111.30 In Tokyo

Traders in Tokyo have the jitters over a budget proposal that will be unveiled tomorrow, causing a drop of the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen.

Jiji Press reported:
Tokyo, May 22 (Jiji Press)--The dollar fell to around 111.30 yen in Tokyo late Monday, in a jittery mood ahead of the release of a U.S. budget proposal on Tuesday. 
At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 111.29-30 yen, down from 111.46-46 yen at the same time Friday. 

To read more, go here

RV Parking Shortage On The West Coast

Above, The Beast at the Marin RV Park last June. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

There appears to be a shortage of parking areas for RVs along the West Coast that includes California, Oregon and Washington. 

Personally, I hadn't noticed this since I usually make reservations beforehand when heading out to a RV park or campground. And, I don't generally stay in a city in the RV.

RV Life reported:
If you’ve gone RVing in California, Oregon, or Washington lately, you may have noticed some changes over the last few years. The West Coast’s lack of affordable housing is at epic proportions and if you roam near larger cities, your travel plans will be affected. 
America’s housing shortage is in crisis mode throughout the west. According to the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017, three west coast cities made it into the Top Ten least affordable cities in the world. People who can’t afford to buy or even pay astronomical rents in those areas are calling RV parks home. 
Visit any RV park that was once empty except for a few retired seniors, and you’ll find a bustling temporary community with kids, pets, and commuters. Spontaneously pull into any urban West Coast RV park and odds are good that you won’t be able to stay very long. As overnighters with reservations compete with casual RVers, campsite battles are heating up. Here’s how to make the best of the West Coast RV parking shortages if you find yourself in the region.

 To read more, go here.

Tokyo Skytree Celebrates 5 Years

Above, the Tokyo Skytree at night. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Today, the Tokyo Skytree tower celebrates its fifth anniversary.

From The Japan Times:
Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, marked its fifth anniversary on Monday. 
As of March, about 26 million people had visited the popular landmark, which is surrounded by the Tokyo Solamachi commercial complex, and around 180 million had visited the entire site, according to the public affairs office of Tokyo Skytree Town.
Above, the Skytree in 2014. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

I visited the Skytree twice. The first was in 2014, but I didn't go up to the observation deck. Then, in 2015, I went up to one of its two observation decks. The views were spectacular.

Above, the Tokyo Skytree under construction in 2010. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

To read more, go here.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Traveling In A RV Is Better Than Flying

Above, The Beast stopped at a Yosemite viewpoint. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Do It Yourself RV has posted an interesting article on eight reasons why RV travel is better than air travel.

Having done both myself, I tend to agree. Sure, you will get to a destination a lot faster by plane, but there's a lot of scenery that's missed. Why fly if one is not in a hurry?

It is also a matter of taste. One person may love air travel, while another detests it. The same goes with RV traveling. One may love it and another doesn't.

In my trips to Japan, I have chosen shinkansens (bullet trains) over commuter flying so I can see the countryside pass by my window, although prices are roughly the same (give or take).

The article starts with:
Airlines have made bad headlines so far in 2017. United sparked a worldwide uproar after dragging a passenger off a flight, then shortly after, made the news again when a scorpion fell from the overhead bin and stung a traveler. On top of that, riots broke out in Florida after Spirit Airlines canceled flights because of pilot labor disputes.

But things are different when you’re traveling in an RV. Of course, driving won’t get you there nearly as fast. But it will give you a more memorable experience in the long run. So the next time you’re planning a trip, consider hitting the road instead of catching a flight. These are just eight of the many reasons why you’ll be glad you did.

To see the eight reasons, go here

Brown and The Freeloading California Taxpayer

Governor Jerry Brown is one fossil that belongs in a museum.

Instead, he is governor of California who, with the help of his leftist buddies in Sacramento, passed the largest gasoline tax in the state's history. And, to make matters more insulting, he referred to the overtaxed California taxpayers as "freeloaders".

From Breitbart:
California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as “freeloaders” last week for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes. 
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit,” he said. Brown was speaking in Orange County, defending State Assembly newcomer Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who is facing a recall effort after voting for Brown’s new transportation taxes in April. 
The new tax raises existing gas taxes — already among the highest in the nation — by 12 cents per gallon, with higher taxes on diesel, and slaps car owners with higher annual registration fees. Critics have pointed out that the burden of the tax falls most heavily on middle-class Californians.
To read more, go here

President Trump By Asya

Above, President Trump by Asya. Photo courtesy of Asya.

A few months ago, I sent a photo of an oil painting of President Trump to Asya (who painted my portrait last year) while she was back home in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Above, Asya at Gladstone's 4
Fish. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
She liked the portrait so much that she said it was inspiring her to do one of her own.

True to her word, she recently completed the portrait of President Trump that is pictured here.

She is currently trying to decide on whether to donate it to the White House or offer it for sale. (If interested, contact me at the email address provided at the "About Me" widget and I'll connect you with Asya. Serious offers only.)

The photo at top is of the completed portrait and the photo below was taken during the last stage of the painting process. (Her signature is at the bottom left in the red stripe.)

I am most impressed with the brush strokes she used for the hair. Nicely done!

Above, final stage of painting. Photo courtesy of Asya.

Taxi Hailing Apps In Japan and South Korea

Above, a Nihon Kotsu taxi in Roppongi, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

In this day and age, it seems that there's an app for just about everything. Now there's apps for hailing taxis in Japan.

According to Nikkei Asian Review:
TOKYO -- Nihon Kotsu, a leading taxi operator in Japan, and South Korean information technology company Kakao will make their ride-hailing apps compatible with each other by the end of the year, a partnership that will benefit foreign tourists in each country. 
South Korean visitors to Japan will be able to use Kakao's KakaoTaxi app to get cabs registered with Nihon Kotsu's ride-hailing app. The pickup point, destination and other data for these travelers will be relayed from one app to the other. The data will flow in reverse when Japanese visitors to South Korea use Nihon Kotsu's app.

To read more, go here

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