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Contributor Patti Shales Lefkos gathers up enough courage to take a public bath in Nepal.

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Marc Atchison visits the remote seaside village of Ho Tram and discovers a paradise-like setting in this hidden Vietnam treasure.

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Marc Atchison ventures into the belly of Kowloon and comes upon a street dedicated to goldfish.

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Contributor Mark Stachiew visits Taiwan during the island's annual Lantern Festivals and discovers the events lights up all those involved.

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Gilly Pickup is dazzled by Macau's glittering skyline but finds the city's Old Quarter, with its traditional homes and temples, to be its most fascinating side.

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Marc Atchison gets to cross from Hong Kong to Macau on the new $20 billion (U.S.) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, a project some are calling the newest man-made wonder of the world.

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HONG KONG — The adage “what’s old is new again” certainly applies to this mega metropolis that is constantly evolving — old districts are rejuvenated with new projects to keep up with growing demands.Case in point: West Kowloon.

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Desperate for a deep inhalation of oxygen, I forced myself to put one boot in front of the other to continue up the rocky incline. The sooner we reached the top of the pass, the sooner we could lose altitude on the other side.

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Marc Atchison discovers this southern gateway to Japan's lovely prefecture Hokkaido has much to offer foreigners, whom they've been welcoming since the country's Meiji Era began.

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Patti Shales Lefkos and her husband Barry Hodgins, inspired by Hugh Conway's novel, trek through Nepal looking for the real Shangri-La.