Give It a Rest!

Mariners’ Rest, the drinking establishment of the Royal Hong Kong Marine Police and one of the former British Colony's oldest bars, has been restored to its former glory. Now open to the public, it serves some of the best pub grub and grog in town. There are even jail cells dating from 1881, where you …

From Bangkok to Vientiane in Style

The green and cream carriages of the Eastern & Orient-Express will cross the Friendship Bridge that links Thailand with Laos for the first time ever next month. Trains were previously able to go only as far as Nong Khai, with travelers having to finish their journeys by other means. With the opening of the Friendship …

Go to Goa

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Incredible India Goa is India's smallest state, but it is also one of the country's most interesting travel destinations. There are Portuguese and Hindu heritage sites. excellent shopping, great nightlife, and excellent beach. Check Goa's best beachfront hotels. Portuguese navigator Alfonso de Albuquerque captured the Indian territory of Goa in 1510, turning it into an …

Where to Spend Chinese New Year

Based on the Lunar Calendar, Chinese New Year can fall between late January and mid-February – it varies from year to year. This year is unique because Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day coincide. To celebrate this rare coincidence, the Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali is offering a special package. From now until the …

Galicia: the Way of St James

The Way of St James was the route followed by Christian pilgrims in ancient times from Central Europe to the tomb of the Apostle of St James, or Santiago, at Santiago de Compostela, which is located in Northwestern Spain. The pilgrimage was initiated upon the discovery of the Aposle's tomb in 813. It has been …

Dynasty Wines Turns 30

Premier Chinese wine maker Dynasty is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, the brand is partnering with – appropriately enough! – Hong Kong's Dynasty Chinese restaurant to present a dinner tasting menu. With one Michelin-star, the exclusive eatery is located in the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Wanchai. Selected by a team of sommeliers, wines …

Taipei Night Markets

The Chinese food served up in Taipei runs the gamut from extravagantly presented haute cuisine fit for an emperor to snacks targeted at the teeming masses. And interestingly enough, some of the tastiest morsels in town are not to be found in the elegant surroundings of five-star dining rooms, but rather in the unpretentious road-side …

Macau Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Handover

Before the British established their base in Hong Kong, Macau – a one hour's jet foil ride away - was at the centre of East-West trade. It was also an important religious centre. This is reflected in the many Catholic churches that continue to dot the landscape. The city's most famous church, St Paul's, was …