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  1. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The people are owed the truth. How was it possible for the two electricity companies to slash original price hikes by half and still maximise on profits when they had insisted the hikes were vital ... The companies backed off a bit by trimming price hikes. But the hikes were still high enough for them to reap the 9.99 per cent annual profit under their franchise deal with the government. This enraged ...

  2. The lone ranges

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... roads curvy enough to cause motion sickness, campers hike into the wilderness with packs looming over their heads from pine-shaded, car park trailheads at the ends of one-lane dirt roads. Some hike in just a couple of miles, others up to 25 kilometres. Almost all head towards lakes lying at between at 1,800 and 2,100 metres above sea level. 'There are several unique features ...

  3. Grabbing what you can, while you can

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hiking. 'If you stay tonight, it will cost Euro780 [HK$7,599],' said the receptionist at the Grand. And next week- the final's weekend? 'We have no rooms available,' she ... are laughable. The price hikes are a response to the misguided belief the visiting football tourists are not likely to be returnees. Few, believe the Ukrainians, will be finding much vacation ...

  4. Gobi challenge like a walk in the park

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... themselves for the 250- kilometre Gobi March, a seven-day, six-stage desert race that starts on Sunday. 'If you can stand hiking on Lantau Peak and Tai Mo Shan in 30 degrees Celsius, you can ... Pacific Airways, contracted flu two days before the race last year and was forced to withdraw. In preparation for this year's event she has been doing three- to-four-day hikes twice a month ...

  5. VOLCANIC interruptions

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... going on? We didn't expect to find thermal springs at the end of our hike across the island. As we join the crowd and lower ourselves into the strangely warm seawater, laughing as hot ... hours; goats are the only inhabitants. We're wearing hiking boots, so when we reach the edge of the crater we decide to scramble down into it. We step into a yellow-stained, moonlike ...

  6. Luxury with a conscience

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... activities at the resort include bird watching, hiking, exploring their Unesco Dry Forest Reserve and spending the day relaxing with herbal hydrotherapy treatments at its Bodyderm Spa. WHAT: Eco ...

  7. Agenda- Adventure

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... details. In the Footsteps of Lawrence Visit Jordan and follow in the footsteps of the great writer T. E. Lawrence. Take in the Qasr Amra Castle, hike in the bird-rich Azraq Wetland Reserve, trace Lawrence's route across the red sands in a camel caravan and stay in a Bedouin tent before hiking the mountains into ancient Petra (above) to share a meal prepared by local women. Then maybe a soak ...

  8. An ultra-effort in aid of asylum seekers: 250km run through desert

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... 'I've been running and hiking with 8kg on my back, and at Easter I did a three-day hike, but I'm trying not to overtrain,' she said. 'I love running because it's a meditation ...

  9. Tracker stays one step ahead of you even during your ups and downs

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com Runmeter US$4.99 Rating 10/10 This was to be a review of the Nike+ GPS app, which I have been happily using to track my running and hiking for some months, but then I came across the Runmeter. The instant attraction was that Runmeter not only tracks calories burned according to distance, but also elevation change. In hilly Hong Kong, I have ...

  10. Mad for Maddalena

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Maddalena is perfect for exploration on foot. Early the next morning, we hike trails that loop into the countryside and along the tranquil shores. Our route takes us uphill to Guardia Vecchia, ... final day on the islands, we hike to Caprera, the second-largest island in the archipelago, which is linked to La Maddalena by an ancient stone bridge. Sixteen walking trails criss-cross its ...




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