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Vespas, views and good food in Da Nang and Hoi An #hktravels #food #beach #weekend #travel #ttot

A La Carte, Da Nang Rooftop Pool

Looking for an easy weekend getaway from Hong Kong? I visited Da Nang and Hoi An for the first time in May, and couldn’t believe how painless it was. It’s the best of both worlds: Da Nang’s easy beach resorts make relaxing inevitable, while nearby Hoi An’s heritage has all kinds of cultural charm. (more…)

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Spotlight: Aqua Mekong’s Inaugural Voyage #travel #hktravels #ttot #rollin #rollin #rollingdowntheriver

Aqua Mekong Cabin

Calling all cruisers: the all-suite Aqua Mekong, the third vessel from luxury operator Aqua Expeditions, is taking its inaugural sail down the Mekong River this October. (more…)

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Ask an Expert… about African Safaris #ttot #peterallison #wild #hktravels #travel

Asia to Africa Safari Bespoke Tours

Planning the Africa trip of a lifetime but don’t know where to start? Acclaimed safari guide Peter Allison explains how to make the most of a first-time trip.
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Spotlight: Kilimanjaro for a Cause. Help the Kilimanjaro 6 raise money for nonprofits in the Philippines! #hktravels #karmapoints #donate

Kilimanjaro 6 Hong Kong Fundraiser

Need to balance out some bad karma? Here’s your chance: six Hong Kong hikers are taking on 5,985-meter-tall Mt. Kilimanjaro for a good cause, and you can help. (more…)

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Wishlist: Itching for Summer? #travel #adventure #travelgear

Para Kito Mosquito Repellent

Heading to the tropics? Taking off on a jungle adventure?Avoid coming home covered in bug bites with Hong Kong-based
Para’ Kito products, which use all-natural ingredients to shoo away pesky little buggers.

The brand’s brightly colored mosquito-repelling bracelets are one way to protect yourself, but you can also opt for the new roll-on gel, which uses essential oils that’ll protect you for up to…

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Three thousand kilometers on three wheels? Adventurous globe-trotters see India via roads less traveled

Good news: The Hong Kong government approved my employment visa late last week.

Bad news: To activate the visa, I have to enter the country with it; however, TIME won’t be able to get it to me in the U.S. before I leave. That means after I pick up the visa from the Hong Kong TIME office,  I’ll have to take a day trip to Macau and gamble for the day. Good thing I’m flush with babysitting cash.  

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Life’s tough, eh?