Category: Destination

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Rome

A heady mix of haunting sights, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s Eternal City is one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring capitals.

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Paris

Paris probably has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world. Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic city.

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Montreal

Few cities can compete with Montreal’s mouthwatering mix of food, festivals and fun-centric living. The locals would probably tell you how proud they are with the authentic French they speak compared to France.

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Sydney

Sydney, one of the most iconic cities in the world, is my second home after Malaysia. It was the glitzy side that first attracted me – the sense that there was always something thrilling going on somewhere, and if you turned the right corner, you could be part of it.

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Jakarta

Jakarta certainly isn’t a primary tourist destination, but parts of the atmospheric old city (Kota) offer an interesting insight into the capital’s long history.

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Newcastle

For the uninitiated, Newcastle is all about coal and industry – the lifeblood of modern civilization but not that interesting for tourists.

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Chengde

Originally known as Rehe (and as ‘Jehol’ in Europe), Chengde evolved during the first half of the Qing dynasty from hunting grounds to full-scale summer resort and China’ centre of foreign affairs.

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Suzhou

Marco Polo once claimed that Suzhou was one of the most beautiful cities in China (though Hangzhou was better).

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Xi’an

As my favourite destination in China, Xi’an today sits in the fertile Wei River valley, one of the epicentres of early Chinese civilisation.

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Beijing

Stop-start capital since the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Beijing is one of China’s true ancient citadels. It is also an aspiring, confident and modern city that seems assured of its destiny to rule over China ad infinitum.

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