Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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“Madagascar was like five holidays in one”

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Wow! We had to kick ourselves – we were finally here in Madagascar, experiencing this fascinating environment, seeing the most amazing species and meeting such wonderful people. We had chosen to restrict our three week … Continue reading

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