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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Shaxi, Yunnan

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:31pm by CHRIS BARCLAY

    ... of northwest Yunnan whose welcoming Bai people, like those in Hilton's Lost Horizon, work verdant fields until the end of their long lives. Surrounded by mountains halfway between the tourist ... of the surrounding mountains, who bring exotic mushrooms, wild rhododendron honey and meat. The cobblestone footpaths, rammed earth courtyard houses and emerald fields give Shaxi a bucolic charm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581087/destination-shaxi-yunnan
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... of incense to those who have come to pray at the tomb of the general, who led his troops over the mountains into Thailand in the late 1960s, via Myanmar, after refusing to surrender to the communist ... to crush the communist guerrillas in the mountains of northern Thailand. At the time, Mae Salong was little more than a thickly forested hillside. As the impoverished Chinese slowly created ...

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

    The joy of flex: a yoga retreat in Dharamsala

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

    ... Dharamsala, at the foot of the mighty mountain range with many peaks of over 7,000 metres. The reason for my visit? A focused week of chanting, meditation and yoga. I've enjoyed the exercise side ... to November is pleasant for sightseeing and long walks, and the late-summer rainfall has usually stopped. Winters in northern India are freezing, but if you enjoy the cold and snow-white mountains ...

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

    Travellers' checks

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

    ... mountain of Kawa Karpo. Described as "an amazing journey through ancient moss-laced forests, remote Tibetan villages, alpine meadows and panoramic mountain passes strewn with prayer flags ... accommodation with breakfast and a choice of one dinner or spa treatment for two. Rates at the more upmarket Alila Villa Soori (above) start from HK$10,270 for a Mountain Pool Villa with a similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1567574/travellers-checks
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Land of the Huldufolk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Tim Pile

    ... a well-maintained artery that encircles the island. For those without mountaineering equipment, an off-road vehicle or a love of cold-weather camping, the 1,332km loop offers an accessible introduction ... the cascades at Seljalandsfoss and hike above them at Skogafoss. Some have wonderful-sounding names like Gluggafoss; others have glistening bridal veils that tumble down mountains, soaking anyone who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1577578/land-huldufolk
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    High and mighty: Colorado

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

    ... Rob McGovern Coloradans make some pretty tall claims when it comes to their mountain peaks but a jaunt around this picturesque state proves they are spot on, writes Rob McGovern High ... the healthiest folk in the union. They are also strangely obsessed with elevation. The state's many small mountain towns all have signs informing visitors of their altitude and population- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1562531/high-and-mighty-colorado
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm

    ... Calcutta’s Sudder Street and Kathmandu’s Thamel district. With limestone mountains, cave tours, rafting on the Li River, cormorant fishing trips and easy cycling around the surrounding countryside, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578393/travellers-checks
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Photo road trip covers thousands of kilometres of clicks and chow

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

    ... the Torugart Pass, the team wound through Kashgar and the sandy Tian Shan mountain ranges of Xinjiang, stopping at the homes of hospitable strangers. "We'd just go up, knock on people's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574398/photo-road-trip-covers-thousands-kilometres-clicks-and-chow
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Where to find Hong Kong's most impressive waterfalls

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

    ... to China, who wrote in 1816: "As seen from the ship, this island was chiefly remarkable for its high conical mountains, rising in the centre, and for a beautiful cascade which rolled over a fine blue rock into the sea. I took advantage of the first watering boat to visit the shore, and made one of these mountains and the waterfall the principal objects of my visit." Visiting ...

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

    Scene on Mount Everest a 'vanity fair', local teacher says

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the preserve of world-class mountaineers with the loftiest ambitions. Now it's a vanity project for those with the deepest pockets. Mount Everest has become crowded with social climbers who have little skill in mountaineering, and some who do not even like sport, according to Ada Tsang Yin-hung, a Hong Kong teacher whose expedition was cut short following a deadly avalanche in April. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528166/scene-mount-everest-vanity-fair-local-teacher-says

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