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  1. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... was published in 1977. Between the Woods and the Water followed nine years later, taking him as far as the Iron Gates separating the Balkan and Carpathian mountains and ending with the words "To ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1486840/book-review-broken-road-patrick-leigh-fermor
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The final frontier: Ha Giang, Vietnam

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am

    ... the clock; and the sight of three pigs and four chickens balanced on a motorbike behind its rider is a common one. The best way to take in Ha Giang’s high rocky mountain passes, black stone forests ... serving as a route planner, we leave Ha Giang bright and early the next morning, on motorbikes hired in town for 300,000 dong (HK$110) a day. As we make our way up mountain passes, I breathe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1483753/final-frontier
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... on the otherwise well-trodden road to Mandalay. A Google search of Parkroyal Nay Pyi Taw is the easiest way to find its website. Mountain retreat It's hard to argue with Anantara's claim that its ... onwards) Emeishan is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, noted for its sunrise views and the sea of clouds often visible from the summit. Rather more down-to-earth offerings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1471213/travellers-checks
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: One&Only, Cape Town

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... been built that stretches from North America to Australia (Sanya will soon see China's first). It's not often that a mountain view beats a sea view, but Cape Town, in South Africa, provides an exceptional exception. Table Mountain- on a clear day or with a tablecloth of mist- is drop dead gorgeous and the best part of the One&Only is that every room has a postcard view ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1451701/hot-spots-oneonly-cape-town
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hiroshima: an open secret

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... gardens and parklands. The former start outside Hiroshima Airport. Here lies Sankeien, a six-hectare garden replicating in miniature the mountains, villages and inland sea scenery of Hiroshima ... rocks, rustic pavilions and a large pond with small islands. Around Takuei Pond, with its unique hump-backed Rainbow Bridge, winding paths lead you through mountains, valleys, rice fields, bamboo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1457644/hiroshima-open-secret
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: The Koh-I Nor, Val Thorens

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:59pm by Alf Anderson

    ... in Britain's Queen Elizabeth's crown. " Koh-i-nor " is Persian for "mountain of light" and the hotel's architecture plays on this theme, featuring large glass facades that look out onto the spectacular snow-covered mountain panorama and light, airy rooms with a mix of distressed pine, stainless steel and glass, which works better than you'd think. Where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1426494/hot-spots-koh-i-nor-val-thorens
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Immersion therapy: Selaya, Spain

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by MATT COOPER

    ... of meat products and cheeses are on offer, as well as hearty dishes such as cocido montanes, or "mountain stew", which is full of cannellini beans, chorizo and enticing sounding ... the Picos de Europa mountains, where Spain's last brown bears can also be found. The sleepy farmer's town wakes up on Friday and Saturday nights, as youths flock in from the surrounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1452355/immersion-therapy-selaya-spain
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Northern exposure: a tour through North Korea’s top end

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:59pm

    ... to the remote northeast, a mountainous region that hugs the borders with China and Russia. While 5,000 non-Chinese tourists visited Pyongyang last year, only about 300 came to the far northeast. Chinese ... is not among them. The idea seems laughable – until you get here. The northeast is a region of stunning natural beauty. High mountains, forests, rivers and vast windswept plains; it does indeed look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1427124/northern-exposure-tour-through-north-koreas-top-end
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Bach of the day

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by ED PETERS

    ... prefab costing NZ$75- is the most remote, reached by a gravel road that twists and turns up over a mountain above Kennedy Bay, on Coromandel's east coast. Apart from a boisterous Maori ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1441661/bach-day
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Beauty and the piste: ski co-ops in Canada

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:43pm by GDN

    ... asks the narrator of Valhalla, the latest ski film from Sweetgrass Productions. The film features a fictional skiing community who eschew fast chairlifts and expensive mountain restaurants for a purer, gentler life, in harmony with their surroundings. It is rich in nostalgia- for a time when being in the mountains in winter was about freedom and adventure. In one sense, though, Valhalla ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1385001/beauty-and-piste-ski-co-ops-canada

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