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Scorching Winter Escapes
1/10/2017
Scorching Winter Escapes

There are lots of travellers who adore the snowy landscapes and extreme sports that the winter brings, however there are plenty of others that want to escape the freezing temperatures with a trip to a destination full of long days, high temperatures and everything else great about summer.

 

Cuba

Enjoying an increase in tourism following the improvement in relations with the US, the Caribbean island of Cuba has much to offer winter travellers. Alongside the lively culture, beautiful Hispanic architecture and delicious cuisine of the capital Havana, there is much to be found in the way of beaches, scuba diving hotspots and tours through the nation's leafy interior. Stay in the heart of ...

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What to do and see in Shenzhen
1/6/2017
What to do and see in Shenzhen

A centre of wealth, opportunity and diversity, Shenzhen perfectly encapsulates the remarkable, relentless development experienced throughout China over the past few decades. The city's towering skyscrapers, busy markets, exciting theme parks and constantly developing cultural and entertainment scene make it a great place to visit for those that want to come face to face with a bolder, more modern China that doesn't conform to the traditional image.

Energetic Shenzhen
Home to over 10 million people from throughout China, located close to Hong Kong and a base for all kinds of industrial and commercial activities, Shenzhen has a character unlike the interior of China.

Firstly, due to the ...

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What to see and do in Harbin
12/15/2016
What to see and do in Harbin

One of China's cultural gems, Harbin is a brilliant choice of destination for those who revel in culture, architecture and festivities. With a mixture of truly chilly winters and warm, pleasant summers, the city is well-suited to multiple visits throughout the year, although the most notable experiences can be enjoyed when the frost arrives.

Frosty Harbin
Harbin comes into its own during the winter months, when deeply dropping temperatures allow the city to host all sorts of wintry attractions, the most famous of which being the city-wide Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, held in 2017 between January 7th and late February.

During this annual event, a number of outdoor venues play host to a wide ...

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Explore the isolated Mongolian Steppe
12/6/2016
Explore the isolated Mongolian Steppe

There are only a tiny number of places on earth where explorers can enjoy an escape that is visited by so few people at any single time.

Covering just over 340,000 square miles, the Mongolian Steppe, otherwise referred to as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, is an immense stretch of grassland that dominates the Inner Mongolian landscape.

An isolated, semi-circular expanse that is located in between the forests of Siberia and the harsh terrain of the Gobi Desert, the Mongolian Steppe is popularly depicted by lone Mongol horses and seemingly endless greenery.

The Mongolian Steppe is a barren and freezing yet beautiful landscape during the winter months, but that doesn’t mean visits to the ...

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Kempinski by the Lakeside
11/10/2016
Kempinski by the Lakeside

Some of the world's most beautiful places are by the lakeside, with crystal-clear waters and stunning panoramas, they make a great destination for a vacation. For guests of Kempinski Hotels there are a number of locations where these natural landscapes are close by – here are some of our favourites.

The Königssee, Germany
With calm, clear waters, lined by steep mountains that are covered in forest, the Königssee is a perfect example of a beautiful alpine lake. Only a short distance away from Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden, guests staying here can take the 20 minute drive to the edge of the lake, to enjoy a relaxed walk along the shore or a boat tour of the lake to take in the amazing ...

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What to do and see in Portorož
10/13/2016
What to do and see in Portorož

Situated on the slopes of the dreamy, blue Adriatic coast, the Slovenian town of Portorož has a long and admirable history of providing laid back comforts to affluent guests, and for over a century, the 'Port of Roses' has accommodated visitors from across the globe. Thinking of visiting one of the Gulf of Trieste's classic resorts? Here is everything you need to know.

Historic Portorož
The sunny seaside town has long welcomed tourists to its shores. Long ago in the 13th century, the muds and salt water baths of the town were turned into a source of income for the Benedictine monks of the Monastery of St Lawrence, who began offering the treatments to weary travellers.

As centuries passed ...

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What to do and see in Antalya, Turkey
9/28/2016
What to do and see in Antalya, Turkey

If you are looking for hot Turkish temperatures, warm turquoise shores and a calm, enjoyable atmosphere, Antalya has it all. This exceptional destination, one of the most popular places on the Turkish Riviera, offers much to travellers of all varieties. The city has ancient ruins, stylish bars, a breezy harbour and beautiful scenery – everything you need for a perfect, sunny getaway.

Laid-back Antalya
Despite being a city of over a million, Antalya is one of the most relaxing places on the Turkish Mediterranean. Days spent on Konyaaltı or Lara beaches, wandering through millennia-old Roman ruins, learning about ancient treasures and dining on delicious meals – it is the perfect place to ...

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China's Blossoming Tourist Hotspots
9/20/2016
China's Blossoming Tourist Hotspots

As China's economy has flourished, cities developed and population seen their horizons broaden, the country's tourist industry has advanced extensively. Across this thriving East Asian nation there are all sorts of exciting and enjoyable places to see and activities to get involved in – here are a selection of some of our favourites.

 

Beijing
China's capital is a popular destination for tourists. The city is an enormous and vibrant place, with hundreds of attractions that ensure busy travellers always have something to do or see.

World-famous sights and experiences including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are all located in or close to the capital, and ...

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What to do and see in Ulaanbaatar
9/15/2016
What to do and see in Ulaanbaatar

Sitting amongst the rolling green Eurasian Steppe is Mongolia's largest city and capital, Ulaanbaatar. A place built on a rich historical foundation and featuring the country's most cosmopolitan sights, the city is a fusion of modern and traditional cultures, and a place where visitors are well-placed to find out more about Mongolia's amazing, one-of-a-kind culture.

Welcoming Ulaanbaatar
Despite being located in one of the globe's coldest places and holding the award of coldest capital city in the world, Ulaanbaatar is a warm and welcoming place to visit. Located at the foot of the 914m-tall Bogd Khan Mountain on the banks of the Tuul River, the city is a bustling destination where the fast-c

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Wines of the World and Where to Find Them
8/24/2016
Wines of the World and Where to Find Them

From perfect pairings with delicately balanced flavours, to glasses that are simply best enjoyed alone, wine has to be one of the more versatile drinks to indulge in. Wine is perhaps most famous for being produced in France or California, but did you know there are plenty of other contenders for creating some truly tasty wines?

Sunshine and steep landscapes - Germany
For wine-lovers, Germany has a many different vineyards to explore. In fact, you can explore one of the most popular vineyards just two hours from Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt. The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is famed for its steep slopes, its production of the famous Riesling wine as well as its picturesque location.

Even if you are not ...

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