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How to Make the Most of Your Hong Kong Visit

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most vibrant and international cities, and you could easily spend a week or more shopping its mega-malls and night markets, visiting its temples and savoring the unique flavor of each individual neighborhood. If you’re only passing through Hong Kong and have limited time in the city, you can still […]

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June 7, 2013 by | 1 Comment

5 Things to Do in Macau Besides Gambling

Macau egg tarts

The island of Macau, located just west of Hong Kong along the southern coast of China, has earned a reputation as the Las Vegas of Asia by raking in over five times the casino revenue of Nevada’s gambling paradise. While a majority of visitors to the tiny islands come for the poker, baccarat, and slot […]

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December 13, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Visiting Xiamen: China’s Crossroads of Old and New


On the southeastern coast of China, just across the strait from Taiwan, sits the city of Xiamen, also known as Amoy. While the huge cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an pull in hordes of tourists from China and abroad, this island city of just under 4 million people often gets overlooked. With a long history […]

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September 5, 2012 by | 1 Comment