Tiger Leaping Gorge? “I’ve always wanted to go there!” Any mention of this famous, multi-day hike through one of the world’s deepest ravines elicits wistful sighs from would-be travelers, who consider Yunnan’s northern climes too remote for anything less than a full-on trekking expedition. In truth, Tiger Leaping Gorge isn’t at all hard to get to from Hong Kong, thanks to Sichuan Airlines’ thrice-weekly flights straight into Lijiang—the closest airport to the national park where you’ll begin your trek.
Yunnan’s Tiger Leaping Gorge may have a reputation as a wild, remote corner of China—but Sarah Fung discovers that actually, it can be tackled in a long weekend. Photos by Steve Fung.
While wheat protein sensitivity is something of a fashionable food intolerance right now (and probably over-self-diagnosed), those who really do suffer with gluten intolerance can have real trouble finding ways to enjoy cakes, bread and other goodies without sparking a reaction.
Is it just me, or was March a really, really boozy month? With weddings, the Rugby Sevens and parties up the wazoo, I feel like everyone I know has nursed a sore head or two over the past few weeks. But hangovers also come with a whole bunch of health and beauty fails. Tired, gray skin, under-eye bags and AWFUL breath are just a few of the secondary symptoms of a hangover, making the nausea and headaches all the more unpleasant. But not to worry—there are a good number of tried-and-true tricks out there to make you look heavenly—even if you feel like hell.
In honor of this week’s cover story about high-end delights vs. low-end treats, here are a few fancy / frugal options in the world of wellness:
Mayfair’s Stafford London Hotel has recently launched a “Horcierge” room package that includes a two-night stay in one of their historical “carriage rooms”—which served as a thoroughbred stable in the 18th century—as well as a two-hour guided tour around one of the city’s many beautiful parks.
Depending on your ability and availability, you might even get to ride around Windsor Park, residence of the Queen and site of the famous Ascot races. There’s also plenty of British wildlife to see from horseback.
If you’re in London this summer, why not make like the upper-crust and go for a horseback adventure around one of the city’s many parks?
Yes, it’s that time of year again when the seething masses of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens descend upon Hong Kong Stadium for a weekend of drinking, violent contact sports and silly costumes. (It's Fri-Sun, Mar 22, 23, 24.) Whether this is your first rodeo (it certainly ain’t ours) or you’re a veteran of the scene, you’re bound to find some useful information in our handy Rugby Sevens field guide. Read on:
See if you can tick off all of these Sevens stereotypes with our handy spotter’s guide.
The amateur anthropologist’s guide to Hong Kong’s wildest weekend. By Sarah Fung.