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Yes, it’s big on banking and watches but don’t imagine the Swiss city is entirely straitlaced – this year it’s going gaga over Dada for starters<p>Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a …

European Travel

An Insider’s Guide to Hong Kong

Expert advice on where to eat, shop, stroll, stay and get a cultural fix in the Asian financial capital<p>Aqua Spirit has a sexy bar scene on the 30th floor with killer views of the harbor.<p>Philipp Engelhorn for The Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 10<p>•••••<p>By<p>Finn-Olaf Jones<p><b>NEXT YEAR WILL MARK</b> two decades since …

Hong Kong

Geography in the News: China’s Fast Train to Tibet

Human Journey<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>China’s Ultimate Tourist Adventure</b><p>In the summer of 2006, the Tibet’s “rooftop of the world” became more accessible with the opening of a new fast train connecting China with Tibet. Over the previous 50 years, China …

The Best of Tokyo's Luxury Brand Cafes

<i>Furla Cafe.</i><p>In Tokyo's elegant Ginza district you can eat your way through some of the best design houses in the world: Chanel, Gucci, Bulgari, Hermes, Alfred Dunhill, Furla. Luxury brand cafes let you indulge your <i>haute couture</i> sensibilities without breaking that <i>pret a-porter</i> travel budget.<p>Many top …

6 Reasons to Visit Seoul

<i>Drew Goldberg / The Hungry Partier</i><p>After spending the last year living and teaching English in Seoul, South Korea, I am trying to spread the word that this city is absolutely incredible.<p>With a metro population of more than 25 million, Seoul is a lively, economic powerhouse. Home to several of the …

Hong Kong nightlife: Best new bars | CNN Travel

Japan: Five ways to see the country by train

As synonymous with Japan as golden pagoda-topped temples and artfully arranged squares of raw fish, the super-sleek Shinkansen (bullet train) was …

Japan

Know your gompas

One of the most surprising things about the Himalaya is how this desolate, almost monochrome landscape has produced so much vivid colour. From Kathmandu to Dharamsala and Lhasa to Ladakh, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, or gompas, guard a treasure trove of religious art, executed in an almost …

Yokohama's 10 Best Local Restaurants

As one of the first Japanese ports to open for international trade in the late 19th century, Yokohama has long been a center of east-meets-west …

Japan