Andrew Cheng

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From Risky to Ritzy: The Rise of Cape Town’s Best Shopping District

Home to some of Cape Town's biggest shopping developments, the suburb of Woodstock has experienced a major commercial boom over the past several years.<p>Once one of Cape Town’s most unsafe areas, Woodstock is now arguably its coolest—and one of the best for shopping. There are many mom-and-pop shops …

This time-lapse of Australia shows off the beauty of its landscapes

Kerrin Rowe Media put together this short film showcasing the beautiful landscapes of Midwestern Australia.<p><i>Video courtesy of Kerrin Rowe Media</i><p><b>Follow Kerrin Rowe Media:</b>On Facebook, and LinkedIn<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

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10 incredible pictures from Australia's Polar Bear Club

But in Australia, the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club has been doing this since 1929 — and not just for one day, but every winter Sunday morning from May to September.<p>The Olympic-sized Bondi Icebergs public pool sits right next to the Tasman Sea in Bondi Beach, a suburb of Sydney.<p>The pool …

Australia

Cape Town's top activities

Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators …

14 foods you’ll get addicted to in Tokyo

Tan Tan Men in Asakusa<p>Cold noodles in a spicy black sesame sauce = AMAZING SUMMER FOOD. My first summer in Tokyo, I ordered the <i>hiyashi kurogoma</i> …

Instagram of the Month: Vivid Sydney

<b>Lauren Bath</b> (on Instagram <b>@laurenepbath</b>) makes a living off roaming the globe with a camera in hand.<p>She’s currently on the ground in <b>Sydney</b> and brought herself—and her great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging her photo with <b>#NatGeoTravelPic</b> on Instagram.<p>Here’s a peek into how she got this …

A City Guide to Windhoek, Namibia

By College Tourist - Author - Kate Hiller, Ohio University<p><b>Two weeks in Windhoek: a whirlwind and mostly-walkable tour in and around Namibia's capital city.</b><p>Where is Windhoek anyway?<p>Windhoek (also known as Windhuk) is the capital city of Namibia, which is situated just north of South Africa on the …

South Africa

Why can't America have high-speed trains?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine being able to travel from New York to Los Angeles without having to step on a plane, yet be able to do so in a fraction of the time it would take to drive. On the surface, that tantalizing prospect took a step closer with the news last month that a Japanese maglev train had reached …

The Shocking Secret of the Green Tea Kit Kat

Before leaving on a recent trip to Japan, friends and family kept asking me the same question: "Will you bring me back a Green Tea Kit Kat?" They could have asked for anything -- beautiful paper, handmade ceramics, cutting-edge electronics -- but all they wanted was candy. Easy enough, I thought. …

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World’s Fastest Train Sets New Record of 375 Miles Per Hour

A record for the world’s fastest train has been set – at 603 kilometers per hour (375 miles per hour).<p>A Central Japan Railway Co. magnetic-levitation …

Feast your way around Sydney's global cuisines

In multicultural Sydney, you can dip your tastebuds in other shores without ever leaving the city. The best dishes here were raised in migrant neighbourhoods where locals won’t put up with flavours less than authentic. Ready your tastebuds for steaming Malaysian pancakes, Korean barbecues, and a …

48 hours in Perth, Australia

Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on the planet. Framed by endless cobalt skies, it stands remote at the western edge of Australia's massive expanse. Northwest across the Indian Ocean, the Asian megacity of Jakarta is closer than Melbourne or Sydney to Perth's east.<p>This geographic …

After taking a flight on Emirates, I never want to fly a domestic airline again

Emirates, which is owned by Dubai's government, has exploded onto the US market in the past several years. It is regularly rated one of the top airlines in the world, and I was psyched to experience it on the eight-hour flight.<p>The trip did not disappoint. I ate salmon and saffron risotto, drank …

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Iguazu Falls: Why you need to visit | CNN Travel

Australia's Prime Minister Gives Money to Great Barrier Reef to Avoid Embarassment

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised a further A$100 million ($78 million) in funds as part of a plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef and …

The Best Way to Experience Machu Picchu

Photo: Drew Robinson<p>By: <i>Drew Robinson</i>, an Explorer for <i>The Outbound Collective</i><p>Wander among the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Although some travelers may choose to arrive at the ruins by train, backpacking the 44.5 mile <i>Salkantay Trek</i> allows you to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in ways …

Hiking

Why Australia’s Brisbane Belongs on Any Avid Traveler’s Bucket List

No longer in the shadows of Sydney and Melbourne, the Queensland capital has evolved into an incubator for forward-thinking art and design—with a …

Instead of Going to India, Why Not Sri Lanka?

I admit; I have always wanted to go to India, but have been a bit intimidated. So, when I was given the opportunity to go to Sri Lanka, the neighboring country, I jumped on it.<p><i>Image by Katja Presnal</i><p>Sri Lanka is feast for all senses, whether it comes to nature, architecture, culture, historic sites, …

Grab Your Traveling Spoon and Get a Taste of Local Culture

Some of the best memories of my travels involve sharing a meal with the local people. From slurping up <i>chanko</i> at a sumo wrestling championship with a Japanese couple in Tokyo to picnicking with Tibetan monks in India to chowing down on <i>tajine</i> with Berber nomads in the middle of the Sahara Desert, the …

Driving a Useless Camper Along the Great Ocean Road of Australia

After our three great adventures in Uluru, Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef, we decided to go on a road trip for a few days and discover the roads and back roads of Australia. From Brisbane, we flew to Melbourne, skipping one more time the great city of Sydney, as we wanted to keep the …

10 Things Not to Miss in Budapest

A city on the rise from the ashes of war and occupation, the Hungarian capital has become a must-see destination. Budapest is truly a tale of two cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube River. Here are our suggestions on getting the most out both Buda <i>and</i> Pest.<p><b>Check out Chain Bridge</b><p>The Chain …

European Travel

Best free things to do in Brisbane Australia

Brisbane is an outdoorsy city year-round. While denizens of the southern metropolises cower inside during the winter months, daytime temperatures in Queensland’s capital rarely dip below 20°C. And in Brisbane the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and free. From exceptional markets to lush …

15 striking photos of one woman's 1,700-mile trek across the Australian outback

When Robyn Davidson was 26 years old, she decided to walk 1,700 miles across the harsh terrain of wild Australia.<p>It was 1977, and Davidson spent nine months traveling from Alice Springs in central Australia to the Indian Ocean off the western coast.<p>She wanted to find meaning outside of the noise of …

Indian Ocean

Highlights of Sri Lanka – From Ancient Cities to Wild Jungles – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

1<p>[box] <i>On my recent trip to Sri Lanka, the island of Serendib surprised me on so many levels. I packed in tons of sights and experiences into one</i> …

Fastest train ride: Japanese whooshed at 500kph on maglev test ride (VIDEO)

In one of the fastest train rides ever, 100 Japanese passengers have whizzed along the route in Yamanashi Prefecture on the lightning quick floating …

Japan Tests Bullet Train That Cuts 90-Minute Trips in Half

Japan is unveiling a train that travels even faster than a speeding bullet train. This week, the Central Japan Railway Company is having passengers …

1,000 Ways to Die in Australia: Travels in the Aussie Outback

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory -- It was not the information we wanted to hear. As the receptionist showed us the long 4-wheel treks to the famous waterfalls at Australia's biggest park, he shared that a German tourist had died at one of the falls just two days earlier. Outside it was an …

Australia

American Airlines Won't Follow Delta, United and Base Awards on Flyer Spending

American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, still base free flights on how many miles …

Dubai's Burj Khalifa Now Has The Highest Observation Deck In The World At 1,821 Feet, And It Looks Incredible

And now it also has the highest observation deck on level 148— a stunning 1,821 feet above the ground. It beat out the previous world record holder Canton Tower with its 1,601 foot high observation deck in Guangzhou, China.<p>This makes the fourth Guinness World Records title for the Burj Khalifa, …

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