Friday
Mar052010

food blog: melaka, malaysia's foodie paradise 

five spice in Melaka

Melaka is a feast for the senses in general. But the strongest draw of the incense-laced old Malaysian spice port down the road from Kuala Lumpur may well be its food. Melaka hosts an array of low-price, high-quality catering outlets. 

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Wednesday
Mar032010

food blog: dos and don'ts of hong kong yum cha

yum cha in hong kong

You just can't have a peaceful lunch in Hong Kong, especially in a Yum Cha restaurant where it's always cluttered with people – there are no decent Wedgwood teapots, no superior services, and no bossa nova radiating from all corners of the restaurant.

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Tuesday
Mar022010

cape town: five ways to treat yourself in cape town

cape town city guide

As if being in a city flanked by beaches (from two different oceans, no less) and based around an anomaly of a mountain isn’t enough of a treat, here are some ways to go that extra hedonistic mile:

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Thursday
Feb252010

beijing: beijing to-dos

Temple of Heaven

Not sure if you know this or not, but there are a lot of people in China.  And I mean A LOT!  Beijing is a great city; very modern, tonnes of history, good food and an impressive layer of thick smog.

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Wednesday
Feb242010

brunei: brunei in a day

Travel guide to Brunei

Leave out the rainforest and you can do tiny Brunei in a day. Just hopping over the border and back makes sense for those on a budget because overnighting in the resource-rich Bornean kingdom run by one of the world's wealthiest men costs a lot.

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Monday
Feb222010

miri: asia's most underrated town

Travel Guide to Miri, Malaysia

So you haven't heard of Miri? How shocking. What ignorance. Actually, that's half the point of this post; hardly anyone has heard of Miri. Miri can be found in Borneo, the world's third biggest island, which lies off the coast of peninsular Malaysia.

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Thursday
Feb182010

bangkok: bangkok is the new manhattan

Girls, I’d like to let you in on a secret. I’ve discovered a city bursting at the seams with heart-pumping, adrenaline-inducing action. It’s a city that rarely sleeps, and that never lets you say ‘no’ to a good time. It’s a city where it’s inexpensive to be fashionable, and therefore everyone always looks fabulous. It’s a city so friendly, so welcoming, and so inviting, that it’s a wonder it’s not packed full of city girls like me thriving on the non-stop lifestyle.

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Wednesday
Feb172010

worldwide club guide: phnom penh

nightlife in phnom penh

I’ll admit that clubbing was not the first thing that came to mind when I thought of Phnom Penh. Temples, yes. Cheap booze, check. Genocide, affirmative. And you’ll get all of the above in Cambodia’s capital but if you like late night parties and tunes that get your booty shaking you may have a surprising amount of fun in this seductive city.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

worldwide club guide: auckland

nightlife in auckland

New Zealand’s natural attractions are spectacular but the urban environments also have their own appeal. Auckland is the biggest city and point of entry for most tourists and it has a lively after-dark party scene.

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Tuesday
Jan262010

worldwide club guide: dos and don’ts

rules for clubbers

Nightclubs may seem like places where anything goes, but appearances can be deceptive. Clubs are governed by written and unwritten laws which change from country to country but there’s a few etiquette rules applicable right around the world.

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