Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Luxurious Asia
Jacada Travel, which specializes in luxury private guided tours in Latin America and Africa, has expanded its reach. Its team of "travel designers" across nine Southeast Asia countries can tailor off-the-beaten-track tours according to your requests.

Spooktacular cemeteries
Cemetery. Burial ground. Memorial park. Whatever you call it - and Edgar Allan Poe had at least 100 phrases for it - they are home to the dead. I find cemeteries irresistible, and not because they're creepy. You can learn a lot about a place, a time, a culture, from its cemeteries.

Manhattan transfer
It's easy to forget that Manhattan is an island surrounded by water when you're tucked inside a cozy West Village bar. Yet one of the hottest additions to Manhattan's dining and cocktail landscape is actually tied to a pier in Tribeca and floating on the Hudson River.

Be a plane spotter
British Airways has launched a "Spot the A380" competition on Facebook to mark the first anniversary of its A380 service between Hong Kong and London.

Colorful Curacao
It looks like Amsterdam. Or a little bit like South Beach in Miami. With its waterfront and fairy tale-colored colonial buildings, Willemstad shares some similarities with the Dutch city and South Florida. But Willemstad is very Caribbean.

Mystery - and menace
Gaze eastward from the shores of huge Lake Nicaragua, and they seem almost like a mirage: twin volcanoes thrusting out of the water, one of them a towering cone of cinder and ash, the other jacketed in verdant jungle.

Hold it!
You can now hold your British Airways reservation for up to 72 hours while you trawl through the internet for better deals.

Quanzhou quest
HK Express will be flying to Quanzhou four times weekly from October 14, following the success of routes to Kunming, Ningbo and Zhengzhou.

Branch of history
A visit to the Flower Garden in the eastern Czech city of Kromeriz is like traveling 300 years back in time. With its original geometrical layout and high topiary walls, it is a rare example of an early baroque garden style.

Up up and away
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.

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