For one week, every February, Sapporo transforms into a full scale Winter Wonderland. It’s known as the Sapporo Snow Festival, and with over two million visitors every year, it’s one of Japan’s largest and most popular winter events. If you’re looking for reasons to visit Japan in winter, fly to Hokkaido (where you can also visit the stunning Hell Valley and Onsen town of Noboribetsu) and check out this must-see ice and snow extravaganza! Read More >
One of the must-do things when visiting Hong Kong is the Ngong Ping 360 experience followed by a climb up to see the Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha statue. It’s a great day out on Lantau Island and a refreshing escape away from the hustle and bustle of urban Hong Kong.
Start off at Tung Chung (last stop on the Tung Chung MTR line). There’s a cool water spray feature to amuse yourself with if you’re waiting for friends. And of course if you fancy spending some bucks beforehand, the Citygate retail outlet has a decent selection of shops (not cheap for an outlet though).
Are you sat at your desk, bored, and pondering why you’re stuck in your dreary office? There are so many beautiful and amazing places in the world that you haven’t been to, yet you’re here producing yet another meaningless spreadsheet whilst listening to your colleagues moan about the traffic and printer toner. Wouldn’t you rather be on a beach in the Caribbean or the Maldives? How about climbing a mountain in New Zealand or Canada? Or admiring and being in awe of natural wonders such as the Northern Lights and the Great Barrier Reef? To help you dream and to provide some breath-taking inspiration on places to go to escape the office, here’s a list of 20 amazing places in the world that we’d rather be right now.
… in St. Lucia, Infinity Pooling at the Jade Mountain resort
Sometimes, we all need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just slow down, recharge and reflect. The slow-pace and idyllic setting makes the Lake District the perfect place to do just this. Go for a long weekend of relaxing walks and breath-taking views. Appreciate great food and see for yourself just what Britain’s finest scenery has to offer.
We’ve compiled a list of 12 must-do things, places to visit and restaurants to eat around the Windermere/Ambleside area of the Lake District. Please do let us know in the comments if there’s anything we’ve missed out. Enjoy!
What do you think of when you think of Amsterdam? Galavanting around the red light district, musing Van Gogh’s masterpieces or smoking it up in the coffeeshops maybe? Or drinking Heineken, partying hard and walking around the canals enjoying the views perhaps?
Whether it’s culture, history and canals or sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, the list above is probably what most people think of when thinking about Amsterdam.
So for those who don’t know what an asado is, they’re Argentinian style barbeques where the order of the day is meat, meat and more meat. They’re a huge, integral part of Argentinian culture and even considered by many as the national dish.
So here’s Buen Ayre which sits on Broadway Market located in the trendy, hipster area of London Fields, Hackney. Apparently it’s the first authentic Argentinian asado in the UK and has been around since 2004. The chef, John Patrick Rattagan, born in Bueno Aires, has been grilling meat since he was a boy and boy did he have a treat for us tonight!
Located in the Kowloon City District of Hong Kong, this tranquil park is a beautiful sanctuary of peace.
It’s a totally different world compared to what once stood on these grounds. From the mid-twentieth century, it used be a densely populated walled fortress, largely lawless and run by the triads. The notorious Kowloon Walled City was ripe with drugs, fugitives, prostitution and gambling. Such is the notoriety of the Walled City, it has even featured in films such as Jackie Chan’s Crime Story and games such as Call of Duty and Shenmue.
In 1993 after a lengthy eviction period, it was finally demolished. Read More >