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  1. Far from madding crowd

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... adventurous' for him and advises that only the very intrepid try it. Concorde Travel tailors trips to 'off-the-wall' destinations, such as Greenland. 'The destination is already ... hiking, snorkelling, kayaking, cycling or spelunking [pot holing]', Fraser says. 'And the scenery is breathtaking.' Adventure travel is plentiful in Asia. Indochina offers jungle ...

  2. More to life than just a car, cellphone and house

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Jon Campbell

    ... Jin Xin runs Beijing's Passby Bar, a hangout for locals and travellers. He tells Jon Campbell how his early adventures as one of China's first backpackers inspired him. When did you become a backpacker? In 1996, before I graduated from university [in painting], I decided to take a three-month trip to Yunnan. There were very few Chinese travellers, but a lot of foreign ...

  3. Family hotels to offer Beijing visitors a slice of culture

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... to improve Beijing's image ahead of the 2008 Olympics. It is good news for travellers such as Paul Roberts, a recent visitor from Britain who tried to book a room online but 'found it hard ... travellers in their homes. 'Family hotels aren't only intended to be places for foreign tourists to stay,' said an official on Sina.com. 'But they will have a comfortable, Chinese ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Parahawking in Nepal takes thrill-seekers to new heights

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Phillippa Stewart

    ... Phillippa Stewart 48hours@scmp.com Bungee jumping and parahawking take adrenaline seekers to new heights in Nepal, writes Phillippa Stewart Let us prey IF TRAVEL IS ABOUT learning, then I've learned in Nepal that competitiveness and an adventurous streak don't mix well. That is how I find myself staring down at a 160-metre drop into the raging Bhote Koshi River- attached ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... HK$1,000 per day for full-board accommodation and flights, a 29-day Southeast Asia cruise offered by TLX Travel is something of a bargain, at least for those with enough free time. Holland America ... and surcharges that come with a cruise, which will add about HK$7,700 to the total. For a full itinerary for the "29-day Far East & Asian Adventure Collector Fly Cruise Package" (and other ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Adventurers find insurance not best policy

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Travellers need to read the small print in documents to make sure they are covered for risky activities and visits to all countries Adventurers find insurance ... travellers. But it pays to check your insurance cover carefully before you leap out of a plane because these adventures are not necessarily covered. Travel insurance coverage hit the spotlight last ...

  7. Mountain bike equipment

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alf Alderson lifestyle@scmp.com Orange Five Pro Hand-built in Britain, the Orange Five Pro (HK$16,000) is an ideal choice for trail riding. The frame's mix of monocoque construction and custom-butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubing keeps weight down, with a ...

  8. Magazines - Style - DIVERSIONS

    'Glamping' is the new trend in travel which merges camping with ultimate luxury

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:40pm by DANIEL SCHEFFLER

    ... to a recreational activity. A British travelling tailor, Thomas Hiram Holding, stoked the leisure fires and wrote a book in 1908 called The Camper's Handbook to share his enthusiasm for the great ... into favour. European and American travellers were exploring Africa but unwilling to abandon the good life and all the thrills of a luxury lifestyle. Free from the hassles of pitching a tent ...

  9. Voyage of discovery and adventure for all

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... vessels that deliver more to the affluent traveller,' said Steve Odell, Asia-Pacific senior vice-president at Silversea Cruises. 'The value-for-money proposition of cruising is a key factor driving the success of the industry. Guests unpack once, and cruise ships carry them in comfort and style to several destinations in one voyage. Ease of travel, comfort, variety, safety ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's most out-there adventure yet

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by James Mottram

    ... Getaways, an online travel agency designed to introduce us to alien destinations featured in the film. The 36-year-old Saldana, who has already put her stamp on two huge sci-fi franchises, in J.J. ...




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