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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... road As we rattle across the moonscape towards the lost Kingdom of Mustang, the jeep's rear window falls out. One of the passengers, a middle-aged Indian man, with a dusty holdall jammed ... however, the road has made life easier: from Jomsom it used to cost 17 Nepalese rupees (HK$1.30) for every kilo to be transported by mule; nowadays trucks transport the same amount for seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1555545/high-road
  2. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

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

    ... issues; we later hear from one of Billy's friends, who has a cousin spending life in prison for stabbing a man to death during the 2009 Urumqi race riots. Although the emperor may be far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1556096/book-review-emperor-far-away-david-eimer
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

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

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

    ... carvings and, just outside, about 30 food stalls. Cooks there specialise in meat balls (gong wan) and thin noodles made from locally milled flour. Hsinchu chefs have figured out how to knead it, ...

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

    School of cool: study Italy's most famous dessert at Carpigiani Gelato University

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Gary Jones

    ... from soft-serve gelato proved a wilting disaster. Evenings are usually concluded with a stroll through many elegant porticos in search of frozen perfection. The Centro Storico boasts about 40km ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1550933/school-cool-study-italys-most-famous-dessert-carpigiani
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Soviet style Its asymmetrical facade a Soviet-era monument to Stalin-inspired fears and indecision (the architect is said to have been unsure which design had been approved by the man himself), the Hotel Moskva opened in 1935. Close to Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre and the Kremlin, the hotel (which still adorns the labels on bottles of Stolichnaya vodka) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1549448/travellers-checks
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, DARREN WEE

    ... before 2pm for freshly made ones at 30 patacas. No trip to Macau is complete without Portuguese egg tarts. Some of the best can be found at the Grand Hyatt Lobby Lounge (City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, tel: +853 8868 1234). Don't come too late or they will be all gone. Another sweet snack is serradura, a pudding made with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1550138/sights-and-sounds-old-macau-can-still-be-found-if-you-know-where
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Mending Wall, New South Wales

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Stephen Lacey

    ... That's because it is. Except for one small thing. On the slope overlooking the house is a startlingly lifelike sculpture of a man with a suitcase. It's creepy enough to give the fearful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544817/hot-spots-mending-wall-new-south-wales
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    My 48 Hours in... Kep, Cambodia

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    ... The charming Cambodian coastal resort town is making astunning comeback KEP Looking out across the sprawling sea of tropical green that makes up the base of Kep National Park, Dan Kreis takes a sip of his cocktail and watches the sky transform into a palette of colour as the sun slowly melts into the shimmering Gulf of Thailand. "It's moments like this that made me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1544765/my-48-hours-kep-cambodia
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Adam Nebbs

    ... until the end of September. Top of the list is the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (below), with a two-night stay priced from HK$3,690 and a third night included for bookings made 15 to 21 days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540338/travellers-checks
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Steep learning curve: cycling in Boyaca

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm

    ... in Colombia. I tuck into some delicious arepas, flatbreads made from maize, and wash them down with weak coffee – Colombia grows great coffee, but doesn’t often make it well. As I finish, a gang ... Colombia, settles in beside me and we manage a chat in a mixture of English, French and Spanish. “Nairo rode with us before he made it on to the Movistar team,” he says. “His home village, Combita, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1535523/steep-learning-curve

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