Category: China

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

“The early bird catches the worm,” as the renowned idiom states. One of the true joys of life is watching the sun rise, slowly lightening the cool, dark dawn with the warm rays of the star that burns brightly in the centre of our solar system. This phenomenon has been the inspiration for many a […]

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

So what really happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

As the days continue to pass since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing, a number of theories have been put forward, ranging from a possible hijacking to somewhat more far-fetched ideas such as alien abduction. During this time, you can’t help but feel for the families of those involved and what they must be going […]

Top 5 must-see places in China

Top 5 must-see places in China

China is enormous. Even assuming that travel is limited to the eastern half of the country, the latter is larger than the whole of Europe. Getting an authentic China experience can prove difficult because of its size, and the propensity to be stuck in tourist traps and mobbed by crowds. For the ultimate ‘Real China […]

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

Romantic highs in Hong Kong

With an international reputation for luxury and with more than a hint of the exotic, Hong Kong is the ideal place to indulge your romantic side. Furthermore, Cupid’s bow will strike twice in Hong Kong this year as the Chinese (Spring Lantern Festival) and Western Valentine’s Day fall together. For couples who want to go […]

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well (click here to read our Top 10 European Restaurants in Hong Kong), but after your stomachs are full and […]

The best luxury river cruises in the world

The best luxury river cruises in the world

If you’re the type of traveller that likes exploring a destination at a relaxed pace, one of the best ways to do this is on a river cruise. Not only does this offer a more peaceful mode of travel, it also allows you to view a country from a completely different perspective, experiencing things not […]

Asia's most romantic resorts

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Nothing quite says romance like a secluded spot on an exotic island, fringed by powdery white beaches and deep aqua blue waters, or a lush green jungle brimming with biodiversity, complemented by a world class spa that engages the best of nature. The world’s largest continent, Asia, naturally contains all of the above, sometimes even […]

The ultimate bucket list - part 1

The ultimate bucket list – part 1

No matter how long or short they may be, everyone has a list of things they want to see or do before they die. From skydiving to travelling around the world in a caravan, there are endless goals to achieve before kicking the bucket. To help get you started, we’re compiling the ultimate bucket list. […]

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Tibet. It’s on all of our ‘bucket’ lists. You’ve seen the pictures of the Potala Palace, the Himalayas, and the majestic Tibetan Plateau, and now you’re ready to go. This journey of a lifetime can be made even more epic, with a few awesome additions to your experience; here are my top 10 suggestions: Take […]

Win a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour in Tibet

Win a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour in Tibet

Think one of your travel photographs captures our beautiful world? To celebrate the launch of the book Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World – a stunning high quality hardback collection of breathtaking images, which celebrates the most beautiful places on the planet – Lonely Planet are giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour in […]

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion […]

4 unmissable island experiences

4 unmissable island experiences

I’m often asked which are my favourite island destinations. Between ourselves, it’s one of those questions I dread, as it is almost impossible to choose! I like so many destinations for so many different reasons. When really pushed though, I suppose there are one or two places that really stand out from the crowd, either […]

Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

Photograph of the week: Yangshuo sunset

This mesmerising picture was taken in a remote corner of China, a half hour drive from the mountainous town of Yangshuo in Guangxi, a place that is truly far away from the beaten-track. The locals of Yangshuo are welcoming and infectiously cheerful, which is perhaps no surprise given the incredible scenery they wake up, work […]

The fake city of Paris... in China!

The fake city of Paris… in China!

Do you remember our blog post about the Chinese replica of the Austrian village of Hallstatt? They built a full scale replica of the Apline village in the Guangdong province of China. Well, it doesn’t stop there – the Chinese have also designed replicas of Italian, German, English and French towns. One such place is Tianducheng, […]

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