You wouldn’t know it from your first glimpse at its famous glass and steel skyline, but nearly three-quarters of Hong Kong is undeveloped countryside – a patchwork of windswept ridgelines ...
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There’s no question about it, Hong Kong really is one of those destinations that seems to jump from the pages of travel brochures, drawing would-be visitors in with the promise of authentic Asian city living, shimmering downtown architecture and sleepless entertainments. Then there’s its business side and beating financial nerve center, attracting entrepreneurs and suited […]
Imagine glittering skyscrapers rising before a deep blue bay, all shrouded by looming coastal peaks, criss-crossed by rattling trams and peppered with boats and jetties sticking this way and that. No, I’m not talking about Vancouver, I’m talking about Hong Kong; a whopping 10,000 kilometres away across the Northern Pacific and more than 12-hours by […]
The 2013 year-end statistics are in from the National Travel and Tourism Office on the most popular cities in the United States with international visitors. Altogether, 32 million international travelers ventured to the United States in 2013 and almost all of them managed to make it to one of these 10 cities. While no city […]
Want to know which states are winning the race for valuable tourism dollars from overseas visitors? Well, check out the latest statistics from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries which tracks inbound tourism to the United States. Below readers will find the 10 most visited states in the United States by overseas travelers in […]
Record numbers of travelers are hitting the skies each year, as global tourism continues to boom, and no destination is hotter than Europe. Cities like Paris, London and Barcelona each receive tens of millions of visitors each year and are near the top on the list of world’s most visited cities. But what about Europe’s […]
Asia’s always been a prime destination for gap year students and adventurers thanks to the thriving backpacker culture and cheap lifestyle. Cities like Bangkok and Hanoi have long been recognized as places where the dollar becomes positively acrobatic in its ability to stretch its value, but it seems that nowadays, travelers can travel more and […]
Everyone knows that Singapore is a city-state, but what exactly does that mean? Well, with these maps and figures we’ll take a look at how Singapore stacks up, in size, to other major global cities: Los Angeles, New York, London and Hong Kong. Like Hong Kong, Asia’s other de-facto city-state, not all of Singapore is […]
How Big is Switzerland in Comparison to the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Japan?
Travelers can use the following maps and figures to put the size of Switzerland into context. For instance, we see that Switzerland is only a little bit larger than the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and that Switzerland is only about as big as the greater Shanghai area in China. It is worth noting, however, that Switzerland […]
It helps when planning a trip to Germany to know just how large the country is. More than just the number of square miles, the following maps and figures will help travelers put the size of Germany into context, as it’s compared directly to the size of California, Texas, Japan and the United Kingdom. For […]
Is that road trip from Glasgow to London feasible? Anyone planning a trip to the United Kingdom should know how big their destination is and we don’t just mean square mileage. These maps should give travelers a good idea of how large the United Kingdom is in comparison to certain US states, Germany and Japan, […]