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I Heart My City: Stephanie’s Taipei

<b>Stephanie Hsu</b>, who hails from New Jersey, relocated to Taipei on a “winter-break whim” and has never looked back. She now spends her days studying business at National Taiwan University and blogging about the place she calls home on her website, The Thousandth Girl. Here are a few of Stephanie’s …

Inside South Korea's Coolest Military Theme Park

This is the Wanju Military Theme Park in South Korea. If only more video game first-person shooters were this colorful!<p>The self-described "military …

South Korea

5 Travel Apps You Should Have On Your Smartphone

Category:<p>Gear and Gizmos<p>By Kraig Becker | February 20, 2014<p>Smartphones have truly been a boon for frequent travelers. Not only have they allowed us …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

Japan

Cómo se inventaron los palillos chinos

Creados aproximadamente hace 4.000-5.000 años en China, la primera versión de algo parecido a los palillos se utilizó en realidad para cocinar. Eran …

Cómo protegerse del ciberespionaje

Enviar la localización por Whatsapp, buscar el prospecto de un medicamento en Google, consultar la cuenta corriente a través del <i>smartphone</i> o …

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

Hiking

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

European Travel

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

This Ancient Japanese City Can Only Be Appreciated Through Cat Pictures

Three years ago, wooden toy wholesaler Yutaka Katayama picked up a camera and started taking pictures of ordinary life in Kyōto, Japan. Since then photography has become an obsession.<p>"It's my life's work," he wrote over email.<p>Katayama has taken thousands of pictures of the legendary ancient city …

Japan

10 cosas básicas que necesitas saber antes de viajar

Playa de Nilaveli en Sri Lanka<p>Si para tu próximo viaje has optado por usar los servicios de una agencia, es casi seguro que ellos te habrán dado un …

Impregnar la ropa y mosquitera con permetrina - anti mosquitos viaje

<i>[Antes de leer esta entrada, asegúrate de que conoces las médidas básicas para protegerse de los mosquitos durante un viaje]</i><p><b>Impregnar la ropa y la</b> …

Gorgeous Expressive Paintings by Mandy Tsung

Using everything from ink on paper to oil on wood, figurative painter Mandy Tsung creates captivating works that convey a strong passion and energy. The Vancouver-based artist creates all kinds of lively scenes that blend reality with imaginative landscapes filled with colorful swirls.<p>Featuring …

Art

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan