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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... in northern Thailand, as does the ethnically Chinese soldier who stands beside it. Dressed in military fatigues – with sunglasses hiding an old eye wound – the 55-year-old soldier offers sticks ... as they became more established and less military-minded (it wasn’t until the 80s that the soldiers finally put down their guns for good). Today, walking through the quiet streets of Mae Salong (also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1573385/home-93rd-mae-salong
  2. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Caroline Haven in Causeway Bay is a blend of new and old Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:54pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Cafeteria offer the kind of honest-to-goodness Hong Kong comfort food that is being quickly gentrified out of existence in many central neighbourhoods. A meal of omelette and toast with milk tea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1579285/caroline-haven-causeway-bay-blend-new-and-old-hong-kong
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Yangshu … oh, my! Back in the 1980s and 90s, the small town of Yangshuo, in Guangxi province, was backpacker central, a vital destination on the hippy trail and often the first overnight stop for visitors entering the mainland, by ferry via Wuzhou, from Hong Kong. Much like Dali, in Yunnan province, it was a Chinese equivalent to Bangkok’s Khao San Road, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578393/travellers-checks
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm

    ... central locations, try the Westin Qingdao or the Sheraton Qingdao, both of which opened a few months ago. Rediscovering rail The Golden Age of rail travel has long passed, especially in Britain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572818/travellers-checks
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Photo road trip covers thousands of kilometres of clicks and chow

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Italian team of seven document roadside food in journey across the world Thousands of kilometres of clicks and chow In a small town deep in central China, a man hangs a dead dog from a tree on the side of the road. He pulls out a knife, cuts off chunks of flesh that he flings into a bag, and drives off on a motorbike with the quartered hound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574398/photo-road-trip-covers-thousands-kilometres-clicks-and-chow
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong professor held in Myanmar over Buddha leg tattoo plans to ink over image

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... 23, continued their travels, but five days later, more than a dozen government officials turned up at their hotel in Inle Lake, central Myanmar. The area is near the restive Mandalay city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573022/hk-based-professor-almost-deported-myanmar-over-offensive-buddha
  7. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... between 2005 and 2012, to show that a full understanding of the mainland cannot be gleaned from the eastern megacities alone. The title, derived from a proverb which emphasised how central ... an excellent and even-handed account of the most controversial case of them all: Tibet. He shows how China maintains its grasp on these regions through military presence, the suppression of local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556096/book-review-emperor-far-away-david-eimer
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... and online reservations. Deal of the week Farrington American Express Travel is offering a good selection of hotels and resorts with a two-night package to Danang, on the fast-developing central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1562534/travellers-checks
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    The area around Wan Chai's Sun, Moon and Star streets offers a haven from the city

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... area reminds us of Shoreditch," says his partner, Mark Chan. "The interesting thing is that it retained that old Hong Kong feel to it." SHOP Central yet removed, the area around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1562529/area-around-wan-chais-sun-moon-and-star-streets-offers-haven-city
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Taiwan's Hsinchu offers a tranquil respite just an hour from Taipei

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Ralph Jennings

    ... km-long city wall which was commissioned in 1826 has 24 columns and a double-eave red-tiled roof.   Glass half full This residence built in 1936 for Japanese royalty now houses the Hsinchu ... that represent the culture of Hakka people, a group from central China. About 3.5 million of the 80 million Hakkas worldwide live in Taiwan. There is also a small zoo (tel: +886 3 522 2194). Its 27 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1555286/taiwans-hsinchu-offers-tranquil-respite-just-hour-taipei

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