Archive | September, 2010

Hong Kong

24 Sep

Renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor, Hong Kong meaning “fragrant harbor” in English, is one of the top business travel destinations in the world. But you don’t have to be traveling business class to enjoy its splendors. Hong Kong is frequently described as a place where “East meets West”, balancing a modernized way of life with traditional Chinese practices such as feng shui. The fusion of east and west also characterizes Hong Kong’s cuisine, where dim sum, hot pot, and fast food restaurants coexist with haute cuisine.

Places to see on Hong Kong Island :

  • The Peak
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Hollywood Road, Cat Street / Man Mo Temple
  • Western Market
  • Lan Kwai Fong & SoHo
  • Golden Bauhinia Square & Special Flag Raising Ceremony
  • Happy Valley Racecourse
  • Jumbo Kingdom
  • Ocean Park Hong Kong
  • Repulse Bay
  • Stanley Market & Murray House
  • Aberdeen

Also check out their beautiful gardens:

  • Hong Kong Park / Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware
  • Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Garden
  • Victoria Park
  • Kowloon Park
  • Tolo Harbour
  • Expo Promenade
  • Kadoorie Farm & Botanical Garden
  • Lions Nature Education Centre

A view from Hong Kong Island, looking north over Central district, the harbour and Kowloon

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Venice

8 Sep

Who doesn’t want to take a romantic trip to Venice? Colors, textures, sounds, sights all surround you and immerse you with old world splendor. Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music. There are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco, to name a few.

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Hotel Bonvecchiati

Gondola Rides