Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, October 2, 2014   

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.

A specially curated tour
For guests wanting to slip in some art appreciation during their vacation, Palace Hotel Tokyo has Transcendent Tokyo, bespoke excursions led by Japan's leading art experts.

What's new, pussycat?
Kleopatre is the new resident of Le Bristol Paris. The female Birman joins the hotel's famous feline Fa-Raon. Kleopatre is a favorite with guests - on most days, she can be found playing with toddlers, being stroked by passing guests or exploring Le Jardin Francais.

Rediscover London
Plan your winter vacation now. British Airways is offering special fares for everyone with this all-cabin sales promotion: World Traveller economy class tickets start from HK$4,680; World Traveller Plus premium economy class from HK$12,800; Club World business class from HK$36,800; and First class fares from HK$66,800.

Caution, zombies ahead!
Initial symptoms of the zombie infestation were barely evident as we boarded our dangerously exposed, open-air coach with 50 other normal, uncontaminated humans, their heads surely screwed on straight. Big, juicy, brain-filled heads.

Gen X marks the spot
Pull into the circular drive of Universal Orlando's new Cabana Bay Beach Resort and you can easily imagine bellboy Jerry Lewis rushing out. Enter the terrazzo-floored lobby and you can picture the Jetsons checking in, or Don Draper sipping an Old Fashioned in the Swizzle Lounge.

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