Posts Tagged ‘china’

Snapshot: Ski Resorts

Whether you’re a beginner hoping for a first ski experience, or an experienced skier looking for new destinations, here are some ski destinations that may not be on every major skier’s map. From new and unknown to those under-the-radar, here are some ski resorts you can explore.   PORTILLO, CHILE…

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Naxi Stronghold: Lijiang and Surrounds

Lijiang is a well-known destination for culture, with its maze of cobbled streets, rickety traditional buildings and canals. However, it’s not all about history, for there are more things to do in this time-locked place than just soaking up the atmosphere.     HOME OF THE NAXI Famed for its…

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Adventure Marathons

With a proliferation of marathons and themed runs worldwide, there seems to be a trend that combines scenic travel with a love of the race. These are just a small selection of adventure marathons around the world that combine cultural aspects and challenging runs.   COVERED BRIDGES HALF MARATHON, USA…

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Nature Through the Lens

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Andrew JK Tan / Mentorgraphy   About Andrew JK Tan, photographer “I am a very serious hobbyist and also a freelance photographer. I have been involved in photography for over 30 years now. I especially love shooting nature, sports, wildlife, landscapes, travel, portraiture and macro photography. In 2012…

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Beijing to Moscow: Trans-Mongolian Railway

An epic rail journey from Beijing to Moscow on the Trans-Mongolian Railway is as much about the journey as it is about the destination, and it’s not a stretch to say that it’s a lifetime travel dream for many. Covering a distance of 7,621km, this journey offers a glimpse into…

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Snapshot: Gorges

Gorges or canyons are art projects of fast-flowing rivers – carved over millennia, the water creates visual spectacles that are both breathtaking and unique. Ranging from arid gorges to lush canyons with fast-flowing rivers, these natural creations can be easily explored by foot, mountain bike or from the river. TODGHA…

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Snapshot: World’s Longest

Think you’ve checked off everything on your travel bucket list? Here’s one more for you to conquer— the ‘longest journeys’ in the world. From a 130m-long escalator ride to an upcoming non-stop 19-hour journey in the air, you can now stretch your grand odyssey out for as long as you…

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Habitats of China: Unique Villages

With over 5,000 years of history, where does one begin when it comes to exploring the culture of the Land of the Red Dragon? As the development of civilisation requires expanding infrastructure to house a growing population, a good place to start is with one of the most basic physiological…

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Coral Playground

Located just 14km off the southwest coast of Pingtung County, Xiao Liu Qiu (or Little Liu qiu) is a small coral island that’s known for its geological formations and pristine beaches. Visit during the quieter weekdays, and the island is a perfect couple’s getaway where you can swim with sea…

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