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On Friday We Eat Dim Sum: 7 Tips for Hong Kong Tea Houses

Where: Hong Kong
March 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM | by | Comment (1)

Call it what you want: dim sum, yum cha, appetizers or small plates. Regardless of what rolls off your tongue when talking about it, Hong Kong's national dim sum dishes can be found all around the city and Tea Houses are where you'll want to go first to dig in.

One very popular and well-located tea house in the city is Lin Heung on Wellington Street in the Central District.

Now, this isn't your typical Chinese restaurant; it takes some subtle (and not so subtle) tips to navigate around the establishment. Walk into the corner building's ground floor bakery and head upstairs for a sit-down meal. Once you've made it this far, all you'll need are our Hong Kong tea house tips to finish out the meal:

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Sprint Up Skyscrapers and See the World with 'Vertical Marathons'

December 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Lace up your runners and stretch out your hamstrings because though it might be winter outside, we have a good reason to keep up your fitness through the season and throw in some travel as well. From New York to Singapore, there are more options to race your heart out with Vertical World Circuit's stair running world tour.

Here are the details: the seven-race circuit of events begins in New York and circles the globe as racers ascend the stairs of some world's most iconic skyscrapers, all in the name of fitness and to have a crack at coming in first place.

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Why Australia Dairy Company Should Be Your First Foodie Stop in Hong Kong

Where: 47 Parkes Street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
November 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM | by | Comments (0)

Tucked away down the busy streets of Hong Kong's colorful Kowloon neighborhood sits a gem of a restaurant called Australia Dairy Co.. To experience it requires a bit of planning and patience, not to mention some rejection of Western restaurant expectations, but it will be worth the while.

The unassuming shopfront might not catch the eye amongst the the overhanging signs and neon lights, but a window filled with single-serve glass bottles of milk means you've come to the right place.

The Australia Dairy Co. isn't an Australian restaurant, but is best known for an all-day breakfast that sometimes draws a line reaching all the way back to the next block. Since the kitchen serves up food pretty late and the menu stays the same, we'd recommend to head there for some late-night eats if the line looks daunting any other time of day.

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Why We Love Hong Kong's Airport So, So Much

Where: Hong Kong
November 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've been to a few airports around the world and seen our fair share of those that are poorly designed or are operational nightmares. One airport that's the opposite of all that and manages to take our breath away is Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok.

As the world's 12th busiest airport, Hong Kong is a major hub linking the East to the West, so you can only imagine what kind of plane-spotting can be had. Cathay Pacific calls this place home, but other airlines make sure to show off some of their biggest and best aircraft as they parade around the terminal. If you're lucky to arrive flying Cathay in a premium cabin, you also get access to their arrival lounge.

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9 Top Tips for Your First Visit to Hong Kong

Where: Hong Kong
November 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM | by | Comment (1)

If we can make any aspect of travel just one bit easier, then we consider our job done. Thus, we're happy to pass along some tips to ease the stress of going from point A to point B.

This Jaunted contributor recently popped over to Hong Kong for the very first time, and now shares his 9 tips for a first-time visit to HK:

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Rising Above the Hustle of Hong Kong with a Visit to Po Lin Monastery

Where: Hong Kong
October 31, 2013 at 4:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you've been to Hong Kong, you know that the buzz really never stops. Even with all this action, it can be nice to have a quiet moment with some self-reflection; that's where the city's Tian Tan Buddha (more commonly called Big Buddha) comes in handy. Not only does it offer a little time-out from the energy of the city, but it comes complete with killer 360-degree views of the neighboring islands and waterways.

Just east of the city, at the end of the Tung Ching MTR line, sits Lantau Island. Lantau is better known as the home of Hong Kong International Airport, but amongst some high-rise apartment buildings and incoming approaches is a substantial gondola station taking visitors from sea-level and through the mountains to Ngong Ping. This is a kicking off point to what was the biggest sitting Buddha statue until 2007. It's so big that some say on a clear day it can be seen from Macau, but Hong Kong's clear days are few and far between, so we're not too sure about that.

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See the Signs as Hong Kong Streets Come Alive

Where: Hong Kong
October 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

You might have gathered by now that we like Hong Kong. Like, a lot. It seems as though any one of its neighborhoods is more unique and energetic than the last. Wandering them, one thing becomes apparent; the constantly growing laundry list of reasons why the city attracts tourists from around the globe makes complete sense.

Signs, signs and more signs create an overlapping visual overload unique to this city. From hotels, restaurants, jewellery shops and nightclubs, each sign is an extension of the last, with all of them vying for the attention of passing eyes. By day, they are simple advertising; as the sun sets, they come alive with colorful neon lights mirroring the action happening on the streets below.

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Airfare Deal: $759 Nonstop from New York to Hong Kong for Spring 2014

Where: Hong Kong
September 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hong Kong may be clear on the other side of the world from New York, but Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER airplanes can make the journey in one swift hop over the North Pole. Come next spring, they'll even be doing so often with a new nonstop route from Newark-Liberty International Airport to Hong Kong.

To celebrate, and to fill up their first month of flights with smiling faces, they've launched a deep discount airfare sale on the new route, with roundtrip tickets going for a total of $758.37 (or even $742.90, on some dates).

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Travel Contest Alert: Win a Foodie Journey to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific

August 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

So, maybe we talk about Hong Kong a lot. And maybe we're pretty clear about our preference for flying 15 hours rather than, say, just 5. Regardless, rest assured that we'll always let you know when there's an awesome, easy-to-enter contest aimed at letting you enjoy some of that sweet, sweet long-haul travel for free.

Currently Cathay Pacific is looking to give away a dream of a Hong Kong trip, aimed at foodies who wouldn't mind a long weekend away, on the other side of the world, dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

If that describes you, read on for the contest entry details...

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Stretch Out Under 500 Thread Count Sheets in Cathay Pacific's 'Refreshed' First Class

Where: Hong Kong
July 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

2013 has been quite the year so far for passengers at the pointy end of the plane. The new American wowed us so we hardly believed it was American Airlines at all. We were among the very few to explore British Airways’ latest First cabin on its A380. Just a few weeks ago, we drooled all over Singapore Airlines’ new First Class. And now, Cathay Pacific is ready to throw down with all of them, with its very own refreshed First Class product.

We've flown the existing First Class already, and loved it so much we wished we could have stayed in our suite, all cozy in the Shanghai Tang pajamas, for even longer than the flight. So what more is the new First Class going to bring?

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Flip a Coin and Find an Airport

Where: Singapore
July 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just last week we detailed 21 countries that use the "dollar" other than the United States. Although they share the name of the US' money, almost all were far more colorful and richly illustrated. Indeed, travelers will be delighted to find that airports take pride of place on two currencies.

First, there's the $500 Hong Kong Dollar bill from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. You may know them better as HSBC. This note depicts a view of HK's Chek Lap Kok Airport (plus the control tower and tail of a 747) with such detail that terminal and maintenance buildings, and even aircraft taxiing to the runways, are clearly visible. Too bad they didn't throw in an easter egg, like a "Where's Waldo?"

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How to Get Out on the Water in Hong Kong

Where: Hong Kong
April 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

All this week we'll be answering the Who, What, Where, When, Whys and Hows of Hong Kong. Of course the answer to "WHO should go to Hong Kong" is YOU. Whether you've never been or you're a regular through Chek Lap Kok, this no-visa-required peninsula hanging off of China should absolutely your next stop.

WHAT 21 foods you absolutely have to try
WHERE to escape the skyscrapers for a breath of fresh air.
WHEN to visit
HOW to get out on the water
WHY

Hong Kong from a distance seems all skyscraper and modernity. In reality, there's a great mass of water slicing through those 'scrapers, and even this area—Victoria Harbour—has a personality all its own.

We like to think of sailing on the Harbour as traversing the water between Scylla and Charybdis. Pardon the Odyssean comparison, but for us, the skyscrapers and mountains of Hong Kong Island become the sea monster Scylla, and the markets and bustle of Kowloon is the whirlpool of Charybdis. It's out on the water between them that you find some silence, some calm, and the perfect position for reflecting on your time in this metropolis.

So here's three ways to get out on the water in Hong Kong:

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