One of China’s most famous and seldom seen works of art will go on display at the Forbidden City today (September 15) until December 14.
Exploring the verdant, tea-covered hills of Dambatenne, upon which the Glaswegian Tommy Lipton would build a 19th-century empire that persists today.
When I travel, I tend to only bring one (or maybe two) pairs of pants so I need pants which are durable, easy to wash/dry, comfortable, and which can be used in a variety of situations from the train station to the trekking trail to the meeting. Here are a few of my recent purchases and my recommendation for your next pair of travel pants.
While more and more Chinese travel abroad, inbound tourism to China continues to lag. The question remains: Why?
Mae Salong sits along a winding mountain road in Northern Thailand. The village is in an isolated valley, the hillsides lined with terraced fields. Thirty years ago it would have been nearly inaccessible. Today, a paved road deposits tourists at a market at a crossroads not far from the town center. Some come for the tea, others for the scenery, but most are here to experience a cultural anomaly: A lost colony of Chinese soldiers from a forgotten war.
Day five of our trek and I look like I’m a bottle of tequila and two Mexican hookers away from reenacting the last five minutes of “Chris Farley: The E! True Hollywood Story.” The mountain spirits are having their fun with me. I should have bought their damn blessing.
It’s 3:00 in the morning. You are sitting on a stool next to a drinks cart somewhere near “Pub Street” in Siem Reap. Beyond the reptilian core of your brainstem – the part devoted to maintaining respiration and sphincter function – you have a dim recollection of an appointment in three hours with Angkor Wat.