Guangzhou's cityscape at sunset. From shopping to snow, the southern Chinese city has it all, just 50 minutes via high-speed rail from Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
Ed Peters
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Brief Encounters by Ed Peters

What to do in Guangzhou – skiing, shopping and opera a short train ride from Hong Kong

  • An ideal overnighter, Guangdong’s capital is constantly adding to its appeal, most notably with the opening of an indoor snow park in June
  • If year-round winter sports don’t appeal, there is still plenty to eat, see and do in the city

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Guangzhou's cityscape at sunset. From shopping to snow, the southern Chinese city has it all, just 50 minutes via high-speed rail from Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
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For most Kathmandu-bound travellers, Thamel’s colourful streets offer their first taste of the Nepalese capital. Photo: Shutterstock
Ed Peters
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Brief Encounters by Ed Peters

What to do in Kathmandu – coffee, cuisine and Himalayan vistas on a short break to Nepal’s capital

  • A casualty of civil war and natural disaster, the city is rising from its ruins to offer travellers a rich, rewarding experience
  • Few travel guides do justice to hospitable, charming, easy-going citizens

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For most Kathmandu-bound travellers, Thamel’s colourful streets offer their first taste of the Nepalese capital. Photo: Shutterstock
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