Tag Archives: China
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The Reality Of Language Barriers

BY MACEAGON VOYCE Three young Indian men soliciting my travel companion Marios in Hindi at the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Language barriers are a daunting impediment to travel, and there’s little doubt that the difficulty they give people has deterred many-a-potential-traveler from traveling at all. But there is something special about feeling completely foreign in […]

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The Peninsula Hotels Offering Room Upgrades NOW!

BY WENDY HUNG Who doesn’t love a good deal? To celebrate a brand new website, The Peninsula Hotels are offering some sweet, oops, “suite” upgrades when you book a room via its revamped website. The Peninsula Hotels have always been one of my personal luxury chains. Hong Kong’s Butler Paul is unforgettable, let’s not even mention the iconic […]

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Chenghuang Temple, $1.60/10RMB. Also means, Old City God Temple, it now refers to the district that houses lines of shops and restaurants near the Temple.

The Broke Traveler’s Guide To Shanghai

BY WENDY HUNG The first time I went to Shanghai was back in 1996, it was a very different city than what I experienced again two years ago. Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and it is a global financial center. The Mahattan of China attracts millions of tourists a year, with historical landmarks including: The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden. Twenty […]

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East Meets West: Follow Obama Ladies’ Trip To China

BY WENDY HUNG The First Lady and her ladies landed in China last week, and they’ve been busy bees! This trip would mark Obama’s first trip to China and her third international trip without the President since they moved into the White House. Washington made it clear that the First Lady’s trip would be less about […]

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#PrayForMH370: 14 Powerful Images Of Hope

BY TEAM JST The power of the world coming together. The latest global crisis with Malaysia Airline MH370′s unexpected disappearance in the sky has created heartbreaks and painful anxiety among family and friends of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. Almost immediately after the news broke, Twitter began trending the hashtag #PrayForMH370 urging people […]

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Is Karl Lagerfeld Building A Hotel In Macau?

BY TEAM JST The answer is YES! Chanel and Fendi powerhouse designer, Karl Lagerfeld just signed a huge deal, bridging his path from haute couture to hospitality. In the past, fashion brands like Bulgari has planted hotels in London, Milan and Bali, Versace has a luxury hotel in Australia while Armani has one in Dubai. In […]

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Last Day Of CNY! 19 Jaw-Dropping Lantern Festival Photos

BY WENDY HUNG This year’s Valentine’s Day also marks the date of the Lantern Festival in Taiwan. As a Taiwanese, this is one celebration which I carry with enormous pride as it’s simply oh-so-pretty! Sure, lion dances and firecrackers in my grandparents’ old city certainly represented all the joy and love about Chinese New Year. But […]

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