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Archive for September, 2007

Environmentally Friendly 5 Star Hotel in Beijing

September 19th, 2007 by

The Songjiang HotelThe world these days is in the grip of a very serious debate; global warming. There is a heightened awareness that humans have a responsibility towards the coming generations and our planet. The need of the time is finding environmentally friendly fuels and energy sources, and taking actions to minimize the damage to the environment from human activities. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Overcome Con Artists in Asia

September 17th, 2007 by

The best way to overcome con artists anywhere in the world is to use common sense. Don’t be afraid to go with your instincts when placed in an odd or even uncomfortable situation. Another solution is to try not to appear so naively “touristy” – that can be difficult in a foreign locale, but casually strolling about in a far-off metropolis with expensive jewelry dangling from your wrist is equivalent to putting a bull’s-eye on your back. Leave the diamond tennis bracelet at home and keep your expensive digital cameras tightly secured. There are plenty of con artists out there who make a living by picking tourists out of a crowd and preying on them with their tried and true methods.
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The Three Most Luxurious Airlines

September 12th, 2007 by

In America, first-class airline service has little more meaning than a perk for frequent travelers. Sure, the seats are a little more plush and the passenger may have more legroom, but beyond getting seated before other passengers are allowed on the plane a first class ticket in the American skies doesn’t deserve the ‘luxury’ term.
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Best Beaches in Asia

September 10th, 2007 by

Asia is a vast continent covering many tropical areas with plentiful sandy beaches. From India to the Philippines to Indonesia, there are so many beaches to choose from that naming a few as “the best” is a difficult task. Selecting the best beach really depends upon personal criteria. For me, I’m considering the natural beauty of the area, pristine qualities, agreeable weather, and sparse crowds. The last qualification is most difficult to find as just about every good beach on the planet has been developed extensively.
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Ten Things To Do If You Are Trapped On An Island

September 6th, 2007 by

Desert IslandSo you’re trapped on a deserted island. While this sounds like a harrowing, frightful experience, why not make the best of it? Just think of all those times when you just wanted to be by yourself. Now you have that time in spades. After securing life’s necessities (food, water, shelter, building a fire) try to remember all those quizzes that asked, “What 10 [fill in the blank] would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?”. Then realize you weren’t prepared to be stranded and didn’t bring any of these things. So, in light of this unpreparedness, I’m happy to provide some suggestions on how to pass the time. The common theme here is plenty of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japanese TempleFrom castles to shopping malls and business districts, Sendai is vibrant and fast paced but this bustling city also boasts the name of “City of Trees” for its tranquil parks, the Hirose-gawa River and the beautiful zelkova trees that border the city’s streets. Bellhop Picks: Read more about other attractions in our Japan guide. See what fellow travellers have to say in the Japan tales section.
  • Polls

    Top 5 Romantic Spots in Asia

    • Palawan, Philippines (39%, 182 Votes)
    • Boracay, Philippines (36%, 168 Votes)
    • Bali, Indonesia (31%, 143 Votes)
    • Agra, India (18%, 84 Votes)
    • Batangas, Philippines (17%, 79 Votes)
    • Male, Maldives (16%, 77 Votes)
    • Jeju Island, South Korea (16%, 75 Votes)
    • Sentosa Island, Singapore (15%, 72 Votes)
    • Krabi, Thailand (13%, 60 Votes)
    • Macau, China (10%, 49 Votes)
    • Halong Bay, Vietnam (7%, 34 Votes)

    Total Voters: 467

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