Wednesday, 29.3.2017

Madness in Madrid

Once in a generation, a hotel comes along that helps define a city; that puts a destination on (or sometimes back on) the map for trend-driven travellers looking for the sharpest point of the cutting edge.


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Look Aging in the Eye

So, you’ve decided that in 2017 you’re going to be a little more adventurous, a little more daring, a little more inspiring.


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Two Hands, Two Feet, Four Wheels

Few destinations lend themselves to a driving holiday quite like Scotland. With its more than 10,000 kilometers of ruggedly-beautiful coastline, historic castles, pristine scenery and friendly (if not intelligible) locals, Scotland has long been a favourite for classic car lovers looking to hit the open road sans crowds and pesky police traps.


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Satisfy Your…Curiosity

There are a few things you must do if you’re visiting Amsterdam, the global city of free love (or not so free as the case may be). Sure, you should walk the canals of Jordan; knock back a few cold ones in Dam Square; or even visit some of the city’s world-famous coffee shops (while non-residents still can).


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Singapore’s Newest Hideaway

There’s something magical about giving an old building a new lease on life. It’s something that we don’t do as often as we should in Hong Kong, and those few times we do, it seems to take a generation to actually make the change.


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And You’ll Never Believe Where

You’d have to live under a rock not to know about chef James Sharman and his innovative monthly pop-up restaurants, held in Sheung Wan.


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Your Next Great Adventure

List off the countries in Africa you’d associate with the classic safari and you’d be forgiven for leaving out Zimbabwe. The former colonial territory of Rhodesia has had a rough time over the past decade or two;


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Time for a Touch of Exploration

The history pages are filled with men looking for adventure and glory, and arctic explorers are no exception.


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The Orient-Express of the Andes

We’re sure you’d agree there’s something bloody civilized about train travel. Of course we’re not talking about the nightly mosh pit that is Admiralty MTR, or that stint through India you did as a saucer-eyed backpacker;


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Travel without Leaving Home

There are many good reasons to travel, especially during the summer months when Hong Kong becomes a steam room and Asia’s beaches (and their beauties) beckon like tiki bar-lined mirages.


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Know Thy Rum

When it comes to Manila, we’re sure thoughts of sizzling temperatures, polluted air, overcrowded streets, and infuriating traffic jams that make every destination so close yet so far, burst to mind. However, we assure you, change is afoot.


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Hong Kong is notorious for its fast-paced and stressful lifestyle, which gives us gents every reason to sneak over to Macau for a spot of he-pampering. From anti-aging facials that make you look as young as you feel to aromatic body massages conducted by a bevy of well-trained beauties, here’s our favourite spa treatments in the Vegas of the East.


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Glamping Comes to Bali

Many of us grew up camping. Whether it was with our dads, the scouts, school friends, or that weird uncle that let you finish his beers, these were special moments when we could leave the city behind and commune with nature, if only for a wee while.


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The Insider's Guide to Asia

Many of us get that hankering, that subtle but undeniable itch for travel and exploration.


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Time to Stay Close to Home

You’d be forgiven for not knowing the origin of the word ‘staycation’ (even we had to look it up).


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Isn’t it Time for a Staycation?

Hong Kong has a lot going for it, of that we're sure. There's great food, great entertainment, and plenty of convenience.


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Time to Play Darwin

Remember when you studied evolution at high school? It all seemed fairly straight forward – animals change to suit their environment, and those most willing to adapt would survive.


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Sake for the Club

You might not realize it but bottle service can trace its origins to wartime Japan, when ewers of sake were served to seated soldiers.


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Ahoy Me Hearty

Cast back, if you will, to a time of innocence, when you were just a little lad.


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A Spiritual Recharge

Hong Kong can do things to a man, and while some are delectable, tantalizing and downright sinful, not all of them are good for the soul.


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The Northwest Passage, which connects the northern Atlantic and the Pacific through the Canadian Arctic Ocean, remains one of the world’s most remote and least explored locales.


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Cocktails on the Go

Picture this for a moment: you’ve survived a day of meetings and are hoping to hop an evening flight home.


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Escape, Re-envisioned

There are many reasons to go to the Maldives:


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The Best of Both Worlds

So you feel like you’ve earned a little break from the coal face, an interlude from the rat race? Perhaps to a coveted locale where the women are bronzed and the cocktails chilled.


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If Not Now, Then When?

It’s almost bonus season, and you know what that means – daydreams at your desk, of all the places you’d like to visit, if only you could find the motivation.


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A Classy Cultural Immersion

We consider ourselves very particular travellers, and we’re sure you do too.


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Bivouac with Style

We all know that our basic needs are simple: food, clothing, shelter, scotch.


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While we associate the sinfully cool creation of author Ian Fleming with tropical climes and scantily clad dames, he’s had plenty of skirmishes in cold weather.


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Are You Up For The Challenge?

Let's face it, few of us managed to get through ou r precarious youth without at least a fleeting fantasy of being James Bond. 


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Sometimes it’s Good to Stray

When you were little, life was probably pretty restricted. Unless you happened to be adopted by a pack of wolves and reared as one of their own, there was probably an abundance of grown-ups telling you where you could and couldn’t go, what you could or couldn’t explore, which animals were safe and which wanted to eat you.


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