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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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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 Ten Cities with the Best Nightlife in Asia

Sure, every continent has nightlife, but trust us when we say that no continent has nightlife like Asia! From the seedy clubs of Bangkok, to the high-end cocktail bars of Hong Kong, each one of these cities could seriously claim to have Asia’s best nightlife. But, alas, there can only be one city with the […]

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The Ten Best Street Markets in Hong Kong

Everybody knows Hong Kong is a shopping paradise, and even a hyperbolic overview would be hard-pressed to exaggerate what a local shopping spree has to offer. It’s also sinfully cheap to stock up on gifts at the markets (but let’s get real, you’ll end up keeping most of the purchases for yourself). From knock-offs to […]

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The Ten Best Places to See Wildlife in Asia

It’s true that illegal logging, poachers and globalization are all taking their unfortunate toll on lush Asian terrain and the wildlife it houses. However, many sanctuaries and national parks are doing their part to rehabilitate endangered species and reintroduce them into the wild, as well as to establish eco-tourism adventures. And with so many refuges […]

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A Taste of Hotel ICON’s Above & Beyond Restaurant in Hong Kong

On a sunny afternoon the view from Hotel ICON’s 28th floor restaurant Above & Beyond is picture postcard perfect. Boats of every shape and size hurry through the harbor, and frenzied Hong Kong city life carries on below. Up here, however, time seems to be moving at a much more relaxed pace. Muted colors, dark […]

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Stars Aligned for Young Chef of The Principal in Hong Kong

Within less than a year of opening, The Principal, a relatively new entrant to Hong Kong’s dining scene, earned a Michelin star for its fresh take on international cuisine. Tucked away in a corner on Star Street, it is located on the hipster side of the Wan Chai district where chic eateries and boutiques are […]

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The private beach at the InterContinental Sanya.

Resort Review: InterContinental Sanya

Our Review: The InterContinental Sanya is a relatively new entrant into the crowded Hainan resort market. While most of the international five-star resorts in Sanya are situated on the picturesque Yalong Bay, the InterContinental is all by itself on the Luhuitou Peninsula, about 15 minutes outside of Sanya City. This is a mixed blessing, as […]

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