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The Peninsula Spa by ESPA

The Peninsula is undoubtedly Hong Kong’s most luxurious and extravagant hotel. It exudes colonial-era elegance in every way, from its world-famous afternoon tea presentation in the lobby to its numerous esteemed restaurants. So it should come as no surprise that the hotel’s spa, The Peninsula Spa by Espa, is one of the best in Hong […]

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A rooftop pool on the 77th floor? Yes please!

Hotel Review: The W Hong Kong

Our Review: “Cool” is the first word that comes to mind when entering the W Hong Kong’s lobby, as the lighting is dim and the electronic music is very loud. But the fear that the hotel might be more fashionable than functional will dissipate as soon as one reaches the rooms, which are immaculate in […]

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A Taste of Old Hong Kong on a Sham Shui Po Food Tour

Cantonese cuisine is at its finest in the culinary capital of Hong Kong, yet it’s often the case that tourists, and sometimes even local expats, miss out on some of the best mom-and-pop eateries and traditional delicacies that the city has to offer. Many of these cha chaan tengs (Hong Kong-style cafes), restaurants and stores […]

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Ten Destinations Off the Beaten Path in Asia

Asia is a vast continent with a seemingly endless variety of cultures and destinations waiting to be explored by intrepid travelers. The number of destinations on the continent that are truly remote, however, is dwindling each year as the economic rise of the continent gives way to better infrastructures and an increasing amount of intra-continent […]

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Volunteering Abroad: Top Five Destinations

Going abroad to volunteer is a great way to both see the world and help those less fortunate at the same time. For a fee, which usually includes a significant donation to the host NGO, travelers will have accommodation, food, transportation and be able to spend their time volunteering on causes that are dear to […]

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A Taste of Seoul at the JW Marriott Hong Kong

Lovers of Korean food had a field day at the JW Marriot Hong Kong recently when guest chef Kang Dong Jin came into town from Seoul. With more than two decades of experience under his apron, he gave Hong Kongers a taste of his authentic home-style cooking. Rather than take the modern or fusion route, […]

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Tips for Business Travelers to China

China has long been a huge market for manufacturing industries, but with its rapid economic ascent the country is also becoming a new hot spot for tertiary economic activities as well. This means business travel to China is more likely for a wider range of business travelers than ever before. Traveling to China, however, is […]

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The Ten Busiest Airports in the World

Each year hundreds of millions of travelers take to the skies, but some airports are a bit busier than others. The following is a list of the world’s ten busiest airports by passenger traffic with some information on the airports themselves and the cities in which they reside. The data is from Airports Council International […]

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A Four-Week Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Few journeys evoke the reverence that the Trans-Siberian Railway does. Stretching across the great expanse of Russia, the classic route begins in Moscow and makes its way over nine thousand kilometers to the eastern port of Vladivostok, on the cold shores of the Pacific. The idea of spending a week on a train through the […]

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Travel Guide to Beijing and its Attractions

Beijing, a multi-faceted metropolis and the capital of the People’s Republic of China presents a striking kaleidoscope of contrasts. As the seat of power for the communist political command, Beijing still retains the imperial glory of its bygone era and at the same time flaunts its power as a modern global city. The museums, temples […]

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