Daily Archives: 07/01/2013

Circuit: Torres del Paine and San Pedro de Atacama, a unique experience

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Ten days of a world wide unique contrast : San Pedro de Atacama, located in the worldwide driest desert and Torres del Paine Nacional Park : a wonder of mother nature, between rivers, lakes and … Continue reading

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Circuit: Santiago, Easter island and Lakes Crossing to Bariloche

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Complete 12 days circuit visiting attractions such as Santiago, Concha y Toro and Santa Rita vineyards, Easter island and Chile Lakes district, where we’ll begin the wonderful lakes crossing through the Andes Mountains range until … Continue reading

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Circuit: The Best of Chile : Torres del Paine, Lakes and Atacama Desert

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The best of Chile in only one full circuit, visiting Lakes district, South Patagonia and worldwide driest desert, the Atacama desert. A travel program with a unique contrast and extreme landscapes. Itinerary Day 01 Santiago … Continue reading

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Circuit: Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Eight days circuit visiting the Chilean Central Valley and the mystic Easter island. City tour by Santiago, excursion to Valparaiso port and Veramonte Vineyard, finishing in the middle of the pacific ocean, at Easter island. … Continue reading

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Canary Islands

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The following islands make up the Canary chain: Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries. Green and … Continue reading

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FRUGAL TRAVELER; A Canary Island, Away From the Flock

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: IF there is such a thing as tourist hell, it might look something like the view from my taxi as I rode from Tenerife Sur airport in the Canary Islands to the ferry dock: a … Continue reading

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Lanzarote

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: WHY GO NOW Lanzarote’s other-worldly volcanic landscape is one of the most dramatic on the planet and is in danger of being consumed by package-deal tourism. While vast expanses of Lanzarote are protected by a … Continue reading

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Asia: Nine Raffles Hotels showcase local artistry

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In Singapore, guests view paintings by emerging artists; in Cambodia, they can catch a puppet show; in the Seychelles, they see work by a painter, the only one on the island of Praslin. It’s all … Continue reading

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Daily Deal: Malaysia and Bali from $1,999 a person

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Sayang Holidays, in conjunction with Tourism Malaysia, is offering the Wonderful Malaysia with Bali package for travelers to visit Malaysia and Bali, starting at $1,999 per person. The deal: For a limited time travelers can … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Tea dances waltz back into the picture at the Peninsula

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Peninsula Hong Kong is inviting guests to step back into an age of elegance as the hotel reintroduces tea dances, once a famed afternoon ritual in the lobby. As part of the celebration of … Continue reading

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Asia: Festival to honor street food across the globe

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a “mega street food feast,” will … Continue reading

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Asia: What are the top 101 restaurants?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: It was a big job, but somebody had to do it, said editors at the Daily Meal. So they set out to recognize Asia’s top 101 restaurants. The list, which took six months to compile, … Continue reading

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Maldives: Surf’s up for competitors in Indian Ocean contest

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Catch a pricey wave this summer at one of the world’s most exclusive surfing events in the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Four Seasons Maldives Surf Champions Trophy contest, scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. … Continue reading

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In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. “It’s the really simple things,” she said with a long … Continue reading

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Hoofing it through Myanmar’s mountains

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of … Continue reading

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Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to … Continue reading

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China: A nation’s spirit felt in Nanjing

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: China — I approached Nanjing on a bullet train from Shanghai, just 160 miles away, watching the weirdly empty countryside whip past my window. The world’s most populous nation seemed to be missing a billion … Continue reading

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In Kenya, reason for hope

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya — Rose is 17 months old. She weighs 15 pounds and looks the size of an American 5-month-old. She cannot sit up, walk or speak. She has the toothpick limbs and … Continue reading

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In South Africa, ask for biltong

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa— I was warned that meals during my March trip to South Africa would revolve around red meat. But I didn’t know it would appear in a shriveled state similar … Continue reading

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South Africa: On the ball between matches

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Maybe it was impetuous of me to hand that money over to the young woman in Soweto. Possibly it was imprudent to slip on the harness and ride the caged industrial elevator to the top … Continue reading

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Namibia: Desert, ghost town and the Skeleton Coast

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Griddle-hot deserts, time-forsaken ghost towns, prismatic canyons and endless ribbons of lonely highway: There’s nothing quite like a road trip across the Southwest to get the gasoline pumping in … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Western Cape: Savoring the bounty

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: — One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, … Continue reading

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Africa Safari Seasons

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: We take a look at Africa through the year; the best countries to visit, our favourite lodges, and the unforgettable wildlife encounters you will have. Spring safari inspiration Honeymoons Charlotte Mellor and Ben Oxley-Brown Spring … Continue reading

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Seduced by Safari

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There’s a lion in camp – that’s what I thought when I awoke in my tent at 3am to a loud cat-like purring. Sitting bolt upright, my heart beating with alarming intensity, I anxiously surveyed … Continue reading

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