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  1. Pack your bags

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... different attractions, some tourists take themed holidays. Among the most popular themes is hiking the Appalachian Trail. Hikers travel on foot along the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia in the south to Maine in the north. This scenic trail runs 3,500km through 14 states so you've got to be super-fit! The Grand Canyon is also on the top of the list of natural attractions. About ...

  2. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Markers on the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail pepper Sheung Wan and Central- locations where the revolutionary leader spent his formative years and where history was made. The markers tell of the important role Hong Kong played in the years running up to the revolution. Here, revolutionaries held secret meetings, secret agents from the Qing ...

  3. China overtakes Japan as No2 car market

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... of Automobile Manufacturers. China overtook Japan, where sales of vehicles fell to a 29-year low of 5.72 million units last year, to become No2 in the world but still trailed the 16.6 million units sold ... which runs two joint ventures with local firms First Auto Work and Guangzhou Automobile, raised its forecast on unit sales growth in the mainland this year to 40 per cent from 30 per cent. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - SWEAT

    Fitness entrepreneur spreads the message on the mainland

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... be fun, whether it is a gentle run around the local park or a mass aerobics session. If Holmsater fails, it will not be for lack of effort or commitment. So far his mass exercise businesses, Heyrobics and HeyRunning, which are offered at cheap prices or even for free, are proving to be hugely popular, initially with the expatriate community in Beijing and, increasingly, with local ...

  5. Something for everyone

    Posted May 13th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... of attractions awaits. Spring Woods Manor is a privately run children's amusement park, with barbecue facilities and an open air stage. Located in a rustic environment, it has excellent trails ...

  6. Travellers' checks

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at more European stations next year. Danube Express Journeys include meals and drinks and can be linked together for longer trips. New itineraries- each of which will run in May, June ... and following rivers to the sea. SpiceRoads' (www.spiceroads.com) Sri Lanka Spice Trails journey begins and ends in the capital, Colombo, and takes in five Unesco heritage sites, Buddhist and Hindu ...

  7. Subcontinental drift: the ups and downs of a nation of extremes

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in a remote nook of India, does not even know who runs the country. India has become the sixth country capable of launching a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. After a torrent ... in the middle of the country where the state has never set foot before. Through this forest, along with large swathes of areas such as Jeevan's village, runs the 'red corridor' where ...

  8. Citizen One

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by James Rose

    ... of the old guard and the new power and their progeny who compete to run the show in modern China, well out of reach of the justice system. As he risks all for himself and his long-suffering sidekick, ... Eventually, it emerges that there's more to this story than China and its proclivities. Sun's obsession with justice runs him up against the authorities, who aren't wholly blameless ...

  9. Lifestyle - Travel - TRAVEL

    ESF teacher's quest to visit every province in China

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... head in Xinjiang to countless run-ins with universally obdurate taxi drivers, Taylor's 600-page book is a mixture of travelogue and history and the culmination of a mission to understand ... was really off the tourist trail and I didn't speak any Chinese and it was almost impossible to function," he says. "I remember thinking that if I didn't learn any Chinese ...

  10. Beijing Jeep's bouncing fortunes contain many lessons

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... as a speedy run sown some of the city's-side roads. Changing gears is like pulling elephant tusks, the suspension looks the part but does precious little to cushion you from Beijing's mean ... DaimlerChrysler says its Chrysler brand cars, including the Beijing Jeep, sold 30,394 cars in China, in 2005, up 5 per cent from the previous year, although the group is still trailing BMW in terms ...




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