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Asia’s Top 10 Backpacking Destinations

Southeast Asia’s lush tropical landscape and patchwork of ancient civilizations, combined with relatively low prices for western travelers, has drawn a steady stream of backpackers since the counter-cultural movement of the sixties. The current flows as strongly today as ever before and, as this list of the region’s gems attest, it’s easy to understand why. […]

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A private pool with a view of the Hong Kong Harbour? Yes, please!

Review of the InterContinental Hong Kong

Wow. Is all you can say when you walk into the huge living room complete with grand piano and double-height, floor-to-ceiling windows. And through the windows you can spy the room’s private, infinity-edge pool against the 180-degree uninterrupted backdrop of Hong Kong’s famous city skyline. This is the Presidential Suite at the InterContinental, and at […]

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The Five Best Hikes in Hong Kong

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 and overgrown valleys that covers the length and breadth of the territory. Many urbanites head to the hills to hike on the weekend to escape […]

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The Five Best Temples in Hong Kong

Ditch the shopping malls and skyscrapers and delve into the city’s rich cultural heritage with a visit to one of Hong Kong’s top five temples. Nowhere is better to learn all there is to know about the hopes, dreams, fears and superstitions of this city’s industrious urbanites – especially true during Chinese New Year and […]

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24 Hours in Hong Kong

A single day in Hong Kong is definitely not long enough to do this great city justice. But, if you’re on a layover on your way to Bali or you just want to go big on your first day in Hong Kong, we’ll show you how to hit up all the major tourist hot spots […]

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The Top Ten Cheap Travel Destinations in Asia

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 […]

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How Big is Singapore in Comparison to Los Angeles, New York, London and Hong Kong?

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 […]

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The World’s Ten Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Watching the sun set seems like a rare treat with all the day-to-day nonsense, but it’s possible to make it a real luxury by seeing the sun melt into the horizon from a spectacular location. Whether from a mountaintop, next to the ocean, on a glacier or at the top of a skyscraper, looking to […]

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How Big is South Korea in Comparison to the United States, Germany, Japan and UK?

If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, you should know how big your destination is. The following maps and figures will give travelers a good idea of South Korea’s size relative to its nation counterparts and should assist in planning itineraries. Keep in mind, however, that South Korea’s transportation infrastructure could be different than […]

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How Big is Vietnam in Comparison to the United States, Germany, Japan and UK?

The first thing any traveler planning a trip to Vietnam needs to know is the geographic size of the country. Well, here are the raw numbers along with a bunch of helpful maps to put Vietnam’s size and unique shape into perspective. As you’ll see, Vietnam is not a particularly large country, but it is […]

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