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New Mapping Trend: Follow the Penguins

When Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo wanted to stand out among other tourist attractions in the busy city, they turned to penguins. Visitors using the Penguin Navi app on their wireless device just follow the little digital birds through the city, which leads them to the...

Photo Of The Day: River Trekking In Hong Kong

Photo Of The Day: River Trekking In Hong Kong 0759, Flickr Hong Kong is not a place that many associate with mountains and nature, but past one of the best skylines in the world and the tangle of tramways are beaches and outstanding hiking trails. In the far east side of Hong Kong's relatively rural Sai Kung District...

Recycled Hong Kong Airport Opens As Cruise Terminal

Recycled Hong Kong Airport Opens As Cruise Terminal Hong Kong Tourism Board Hong Kong's $1 billion Kai Tak cruise terminal is open and processing cruise travelers as anticipated. Located at the site of the former Kai Tak International airport runway, the terminal will eventually source passengers from a pool of 50 million...

What's the Best Country In Asia For Eating?

What's the Best Country In Asia For Eating? From the 17th to 19th century, Grand Tourists (usually from England) would set out on a journey of discovery. This excursion had a near-cemented itinerary, a list of places a young man (it was almost always a man) would have to visit to have a well-rounded education. Paris,...

Bun Snatching At The Bun Festival In Hong Kong

Bun Snatching At The Bun Festival In Hong Kong istolethetv, Flickr On May 17, a good chunk of East Asia had a day off to celebrate the Buddha's birthday (Southeast Asia will celebrate it next week). It happens that in Hong Kong the Enlightened One's birthday coincides each year with a Taoist celebration called the Bun...

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday xcode, Flickr AKA: Vesakha, Vesak, Wesak, Visak, Vixakha and many more derivatives. When? The second Sunday in May OR the day of the full moon in May OR the Sunday nearest to the day of the full moon in May OR the eighth day of the fourth lunar month OR if you've decided...

International Budget Guide 2013: Hong Kong

International Budget Guide 2013: Hong Kong Hong Kong may be the most expensive city in the world to set up an office, buy a luxury home and open a retail location, but it also offers surprising values for the budget traveler. For every five-star hotel, Michelin-starred restaurant and luxury emporium, there is a...

Photo Of The Day: All Signs Lead To ...

Photo Of The Day: All Signs Lead To ... If you calculated how much time you look at certain things when you travel, signs would be at the top of the list. Whether it's indicating a road or a restaurant, without signs we would quite literally be lost. In some places, there are more signs than others, and in...

Globalgig Brings Affordable Mobile Internet For World Travelers

Globalgig Brings Affordable Mobile Internet For World Travelers Smartphones, tablets and laptops have all made travel easier and more enjoyable. Those devices help keep us connected to friends and family, allow us to more easily share our experiences and provide the ability to stay productive while on the road. But of course, all of...

Bird's-Eye Snapshots Of Hong Kong's Most Claustrophobic Apartments

Bird's-Eye Snapshots Of Hong Kong's Most Claustrophobic Apartments If you've ever wished you had more space in your home, just wait until you see these startling images of abysmally tiny apartments in Hong Kong. The livings spaces are so small that the bed, TV, kitchen and office are all within arm's reach, and belongings are...

Hong Kong Cruise Terminal To Be In World Class Of Its Own

Hong Kong Cruise Terminal To Be In World Class Of Its Own When Hong Kong's Kai Tak cruise terminal opens in June, the nearly quarter-mile long facility will be able to handle the biggest cruise ships in the world. Located at the site of the former Kai Tak International airport runway, the $1 billion terminal will source...

Budget Hong Kong: The City Of Blinding Logos

Budget Hong Kong: The City Of Blinding Logos The streets of Hong Kong have a way of accosting you with neon lights and ostentatious logos. Louis Vuitton and Giorgio Armani lay claim to the Central District, while Tiffany & Co. and Burberry dominate Tsim Sha Tsui. Causeway Bay is a cacophony of luxury labels...

Hong Kong To Host 2012 International Dragon Boat Festival

Hong Kong To Host 2012 International Dragon Boat Festival Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor will soon play host to an exciting and colorful event unlike any other. Starting on July 4 and running through July 8, the iconic Asian city will welcome more than 200 teams from around the globe as they get set to compete in the 36th annual...

Video of the Day: Vintage Hong Kong revealed

Want to take a slow boat to China? Get lost in vintage Hong Kong in this 1938 video of the gateway to China. The harbor city was still under British rule, and you can watch men in linen suits and pith helmets stroll alongside rickshaw drivers. Some of the narration is a...

10 places to celebrate Chinese New Year

10 places to celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year occurs in the early months of our calendar year, typically January or February and this year falls on January 23rd. This is the first of 15 days of celebration and the start of the Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year (also called the Lunar New Year)...

5 best floating markets around Asia

5 best floating markets around Asia When traveling, it's always fun to head over to the local open-air markets and gain some insight into the culture and their products. To make the browsing experience even better, some markets forgo street stands and set up shop right in the water. To see this for yourself,...

10 unusual foods from around the world

10 unusual foods from around the world Who doesn't love trying new and exotic foods when traveling? Maybe some spicy curries in India, a selection of savory tapas in Spain, or some authentic...Pig's Blood Cake? Check out this list of 10 unusual foods from around the world and see if your perspective on trying...

How to: Climb the highest mountain in Hong Kong while on a layover

How to: Climb the highest mountain in Hong Kong while on a layover Let's face it. Nobody really loves sitting around airports on a long layover. Well, maybe there's someone out there who does, but unless you're a fan of long lines, excessively repetitive loudspeaker announcements, attempting to sleep curled around the inconveniently...

One man dances in beautiful and remote locations all over the world

When I first watched this video, "Dance Like Nobody is Watching", my first instinct was to try to see how many of the places in the montage I recognized. The next time I watched, I became entranced by the talent of Ki'une as he danced and recorded himself in different...

Video of the Day - Hong Kong Honey

Having spent six months in Hong Kong in 2009, I thought I knew the city fairly well at the end of my stay. I could navigate the night markets, had committed the sleek metro system to memory and even attended a few local weddings. But there was one facet of the city that...

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