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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Yerevan, Armenia

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Tim Pile

    ... also have to wait for an empty table at one of the lively restaurants and bars along Pushkin Street. A cacophony of languages including English can be heard above the hubbub, a reminder ... Mosque. Armenia has a long and traumatic history of foreign occupation. Romans, Persians, Ottomans and Soviets have all left their mark architecturally and psychologically. Conscious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1569072/peak-boo-yerevan-armenia
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Raffles Hainan

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm

    ... if the staff’s standard of English varies. And there’s the Long Bar, which honours the legendary watering hole of the same name in the Singapore Raffles. The obvious order: a Singapore Sling, developed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572817/hot-spots-raffles-hainan
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... called Santikhiri, meaning “hill of peace”) you could be forgiven for thinking you were in southwestern China: menus and signs are in a strange mix of Chinese, English and Thai, Yunnan noodles ... cafes and restaurants are dominated by youngsters, often listening to a combination of Chinese, Thai and English music. It is hard to imagine a less militant place, yet it is Mae Salong’s unique ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1573385/home-93rd-mae-salong
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm

    ... Adam Nebbs Trunk call The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament (below) moves from Hua Hin to Bangkok this year, bringing it within easier reach of foreign visitors. The event, which ... the sight of roistering foreigners bellowing and puffing away atop these noble creatures as they struggle in apparent bewilderment to perform against one another in a novelty sport won’t ...

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

    ... Polley, who teaches English literature at Baptist University, said he and his Hongkonger girlfriend Margaret Lam narrowly escaped deportation after a social media storm erupted when a picture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573022/hk-based-professor-almost-deported-myanmar-over-offensive-buddha
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    The joy of flex: a yoga retreat in Dharamsala

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by EKATERINA ZHILINA

    ... Text and photos: Ekaterina Zhilina The joy of flex It's 5am, and after having washed off last night's toxins with a cold shower, I'm putting on light cotton clothes and preparing for my practice. This is the second day of the retreat, and I'm a little nervous: meditation is new to me, and sitting for a long time in the lotus position feels unfamiliar. When ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1572729/joy-flex-yoga-retreat-dharamsala
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... The hotel's website features a fairly brief list of highlights, the second of which (after the nearby Mihama American Village) is the property's proximity to the Kadena Air Base, the Pacific hub ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1567574/travellers-checks
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    My 48 Hours in … Phuket

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by Joan koh

    ... it's extra cold. And their second-hand creative items such as old candy boxes are nice." NOTHING BUT THE BLUES Waking up to the big blue must be everyone's idea of a holiday in Phuket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1564330/my-48-hours-phuket
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    High and mighty: Colorado

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Rob McGovern

    ... buildings but it is perhaps the Second Empire-styled Beaumont that takes pride of place. Local historians say the hotel was the finest in Colorado when it opened, in 1887. After hosting presidents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1562531/high-and-mighty-colorado
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Where to find Hong Kong's most impressive waterfalls

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:53pm by Martin Williams

    ... rectangular shape carved between joints in volcanic rock. On the north shore are the remains of a second world war pillbox and searchlight position, installed because of commanding views westwards, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1562479/where-find-three-hong-kongs-most-impressive-waterfalls

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