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  • Nov 28, 2014
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Simon Westcott has an impressive track record in the travel industry. He spent seven years at Lonely Planet and co-founded the Asia subsidiary of the Mr & Mrs Smith hotel collection.

27 Nov 2014 - 5:08pm

When it comes to finding the best of Hong Kong's nightlife, there's one rule: go west. This has been true since the days when Lan Kwai Fong was an edgy alternative to Wan Chai, and even cooler...

26 Nov 2014 - 11:01pm

Brimming with history and postcard-perfect scenery, tiny Malta packs a big punch. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

22 Nov 2014 - 10:15pm

For most travellers the hills to the west of Kathmandu mean only one thing: the buzzing resort city of Pokhara, which draws many thousands of tourists every year.

19 Nov 2014 - 11:01pm

The weather-beaten Penghu archipelago, in the Taiwan Strait, has seen its fair share of pirates and invading navies. Now it is welcoming tourists.Words and pictures by Cameron Dueck.

15 Nov 2014 - 9:07pm

Antoni Gaudi's distinctive, eccentric architecture has helped to shape the hearts and independent minds of Barcelona. Words and pictures by Gary Jones.

8 Nov 2014 - 10:22pm

After living for years in New Zealand, Jin-ho Lee is back in his native South Korea, where he’s a TV chef and author. And he knows exactly what’s hot — whether the topic is food or culture.

6 Nov 2014 - 12:23am
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An MTR station is set to revitalise the district, but there is already plenty going for this charming inner-city neighbourhood.

22 Oct 2014 - 11:31pm

A luxurious train journey from Pretoria to Cape Town offers a champagne-filled, rose-tinted glimpse of South Africa, writes Anna Healy Fenton.

18 Oct 2014 - 11:41pm

China's second city is first on many people's lists for a weekend getaway. Nightlife entrepreneur Cody Allen offers his favourite spots to eat, drink and explore.

15 Oct 2014 - 11:02pm

As part of a year-long trip around India, author Hong Mei and photographer Tom Carter ventured deep in Gujarat, in search of an elusive caste. This translated excerpt from the book The Farther I...

11 Oct 2014 - 10:46pm

Imagine recipes with roots in mainland provinces such as Sichuan. Add some fish and greens from subtropical Taiwan, and mix in a cuisine spread by Japanese colonialism. Combine all this with a...

9 Oct 2014 - 12:27pm

Britain’s most popular seaside resort may have a dark side but, for a nine-year-old more used to bucolic Lantau, Blackpool is a place of wonder. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

4 Oct 2014 - 10:59pm

The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display.

1 Oct 2014 - 10:27pm

A youth hostel fitted out with jacuzzis, herbal steam baths and hydromassage facilities has opened in a Swiss alpine village, declaring itself the first "wellness hostel" in the world.

24 Sep 2014 - 4:06am

The rocks of a remote river valley in Guizhou provide not only fabulous scenery, but also challenges that climbers are finding too tempting to resist.

10 Sep 2014 - 11:06pm

Following in the footsteps of climbing legends reveals how little the mountains and valleys of Uttarakhand have changed in the past 75 years. Words and pictures by Cameron Dueck.

6 Sep 2014 - 11:21pm

Fashion designer Limi Yamamoto is brutally honest about her relationship with Tokyo. At first, she insists it's just a place of work to her. "It's very convenient, but commercialised and congested...

4 Sep 2014 - 12:56am

When Songzi Guanyin answered his wife's prayer, Chris Barclay gave thanks by restoring a crumbling temple dedicated to the fertility goddess in 'Shangri-la'.

31 Aug 2014 - 12:26am

The neighbourhood between Haven Street and Caroline Hill Road in Causeway Bay is a heady mix of past and present.

28 Aug 2014 - 12:00am

With volcanoes and glaciers aplenty, Iceland is an otherworldly country of little people and gargantuan attractions. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

24 Aug 2014 - 12:15am

Travelling alone fills some with fear but it's something that more people are venturing out to try. Here's our guide to the best ways to enjoy going solo.

21 Aug 2014 - 11:29pm

In northern Thailand’s Mae Salong, where the Kuomintang’s ‘lost army’ put down its roots, tea and coffee plants have replaced the opium poppies that once provided a living. Words and pictures by...

17 Aug 2014 - 9:08am

Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young.

14 Aug 2014 - 5:18pm

It's 5am, and after having washed off last night's toxins with a cold shower, I'm putting on light cotton clothes and preparing for my practice.

14 Aug 2014 - 2:12am

The Armenian capital of Yerevan might not be at the top of every holiday wish list but the city is full of sights, sounds and stunning scenery. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

9 Aug 2014 - 11:50pm

With a fortune made in Chinese finance, Li Wang already has six cars, including a Bentley and a Porsche, and now has his eye on his next multimillionaires' toy: a boat. And not just any boat.

8 Aug 2014 - 8:47am


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