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Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
About 150 dolphins are believed to live in the brackish waters off Hong Kong, especially around Lan Tau Island. Born gray or black like most dolphins, they soon acquire a shocking-pink hue—making them a fitting symbol for a society in transition. ...
In France the creatures would have been dead and safely buried in a sauce, but in Hong Kong they're taken alive, squirting and wriggling. I'd come with an old friend to Po Toi O, an atmospheric fishing village in Hong Kong's New Territories where ...
Azure, Hong Kong Scene A "floating" glass dining room atop a boutique hotel, with 270-degree views. Must-Order Salade terroir—smoked duck breast, foie gras, tomatoes, and quail eggs. Where 33 Wyndham St.; 852/3518-9330; dinner for two $130. Bon...
It turns 44 this fall, if we’re really counting, but in Hong Kong, where one year packs the turbocharge of 10, it might as well be four centuries old. Long-timers remember when it was the most provocative building on the waterfront—and actually on...
For wellness-seekers, the goal isn't just the outward journey, but the inward one as well: travel as one part recreation, one part re-creation. Higher-minded resorts from Hong Kong to Brazil are answering the call, providing an escape from life's ...
Named for the Central district complex it's built above, the glass-sheathed, 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental elevates hotel style both figuratively and literally. Masculine guest rooms (zebrano and ebony cabinetry, wenge-wood floors) b...
Let Shanghai have its buzz and Singapore its rich mix of ethnic cuisines. The sophistication of the Cantonese palate, the islanders' obsession with tradition and quality, and the boom in restaurants specializing in dishes from across China—not to ...
Q: My family and I are renting a country house in England. Do we need to follow any specific recycling guidelines? —Charlotte Gandossi, Jacksonville, Fla. A: Recyclable glass, paper, and metal collection is common in England (as in much of the Un...
There are those who will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being discovered. Wang Xiaoqiong and Wang Hai, the owners of Da Ping Huo, have never hung a sign outside their Sichuan restaurant or listed their address and phone number in the book. S...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
Ever wanted to sit in the front row at a runway show?Tour operator Remote Lands has launched customizable trips to Fashion Weeks in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai, and Delhi. Travelers not only get prime seats, they also go backstage, attend VIP parti...
Shanghai In the heart of Pudong, the stylish Shile Boutique Lifestyle Centre (No. 1, Lane 599, Fangdian Rd.; 86-21/5033-9113) offers a modern take on ancient Chinese wellness: the vast glass-and-stone building encompasses a spa, health center, wi...
When Hong Kong–based chef Calvin Yeung (Hutong, Aqua) decided to take his popular Chinese cuisine to Victoria Harbour, he turned to two of the city's last remaining master craftsmen to design his boat. The result: Aqua Luna (852/2116-8821; $23, i...
The private pool on the private, 2,500-square-foot terrace of the new $11,200-a-night Presidential Suite at the InterContinental in Hong Kong is constructed in the popular "infinity" style, and thus appears, from certain angles, to share water wit...