Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, February 2, 2015   

Dream a little dream
Looking for something to pack your Valentine's getaway in?

Five-star special
To mark its five-star rating by Skytrax, Garuda Indonesia is offering return economy class tickets from Hong Kong to Bali for HK$500.

Game for an upgrade?
Those people you see glued to their mobile devices above are not surfing the net. They are playing a game that can win them instant upgrades to business class on Air France.

Tiny island that's big on art
We stared at the pink-and-green string. It was tied in a circle and placed on the concrete. "Is that an artwork?" a fellow journalist whispered. "Don't know. There's no info card," I replied.

Top of the world
As 2014 has slipped into history, these 10 destinations look better and better. Some are nations, some are stations, some are cities and one is a mere neighborhood. Here are my picks:

Walking on water
Silvia Givera is standing on the picturesque bank of Lake Como. She winds up, underhand, to throw a tennis ball to her dog Diego. The dog stands transfixed until the ball sails far out into the lake, and then he happily swims after it. He brings it back but is reluctant to return it to Givera. Eventually she gets the ball and the two walk back to Bar il Golfo in town.

A calming influence
It's never too early to start planning your next break - especially one that is likely to get booked up early. Alila Villas Soori's seven-day Bali Bliss retreat with Shayna Hiller offers daily meditation, five days of yoga sessions and two nutrition or wellness sessions with the American yogi.

Make wishes come true
Before you fly off for the holidays, pop into FoodPlaza, the food court at Hong Kong International Airport, and make a wish.

Flights of fancy
Japan will continue to be the most popular destination with Hong Kong travelers next year, followed by Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea - according to a survey by Expedia.

Gangnam style
Business travelers to Seoul now have an additional choice of hotels in the city. Shilla Stay, the business-focused brand of the Hotel Shilla group, officially opened in early October.

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