Hong Kong has the big city specials like smog, odour, 14 million elbows and an insane love of clatter. But it's also efficient, hushed and peaceful: the transport network is excellent, the shopping centres are sublime, and the temples and quiet corners of parks are contemplative oases. The best thing about being in Hong Kong is getting flummoxed and fired by the confluences ...



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The world's first gigapixel photoshoot

Tue, 15 May 2018 22:52:45 GMT

There are 760 billion pixels in each of the thousands of photos taken for this time-lapse of London. Gorgeous doesn't quite describe it.

From party capital to eco-adventure paradise

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:45:27 GMT

Like the spine of a sleeping dragon, dramatic limestone mountains rise above the luscious paddy fields of central Laos.

Vintage posters celebrate 100 years of aviation

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:04:22 GMT

Sure, aviation can still be a lavish affair -- but it'll never be the same as when you could slide your window open and throw your French cigarette out the window.

These 24K chicken wings redefine golden

Tue, 15 May 2018 14:24:19 GMT

Twenty-four karat gold is normally associated with jewelry -- until now. New York City restaurant The Ainsworth partnered with Jonathan "Foodgod" Cheban on the ultimate high-low menu item.

Harry, Meghan to stay in separate hotels

Wed, 16 May 2018 14:41:04 GMT

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend the night before their wedding at separate luxury hotels near Windsor Castle.

World's tallest geyser keeps erupting

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:58:16 GMT

Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser just erupted for the fifth time this year, and scientists aren't sure why.

Hamilton effect: Traveling to see blockbuster theater

Fri, 11 May 2018 13:35:16 GMT

The effects of the smash Broadway hit "Hamilton" continue to be felt across various segments of society -- and that includes travel, too, as more people plan their trips around live theater performances.

Windsor Castle: A closer look

Mon, 14 May 2018 16:42:38 GMT

The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world is set to stage the wedding of the year. CNN's Max Foster takes a closer look at Windsor Castle.

Tokyo's best wagyu burgers

Wed, 16 May 2018 21:47:49 GMT

Inspired by NYC burger stands, Henry's Burger combines vintage diner vibes with a modern Japanese experience. Video by Black Buddha

Vietnam's coolest modes of transport

Wed, 16 May 2018 01:19:50 GMT

If a Harley Davidson is said to throb to the rhythm of the human heartbeat, then the guttural barking of a classic Russian Ural motorbike is probably what a coronary feels like.

For World Baking Day, the Pavlova challenge

Wed, 16 May 2018 23:59:27 GMT

Chef Christopher Thé of Sydney's Black Star Pastry shows us to make the perfect Pavlova -- which he calls the most Australian of all cakes.

Gigantic cruise ships taking over the seas

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:48:13 GMT

Symphony of the Seas smashed yet another cruise industry size record when it launched in 2018. It joins a global fleet of increasing huge ships that are virtual floating cities.

Beijing's most innovative speakeasy

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:13:56 GMT

Not your typical speakeasy, Botany is hidden in an apartment complex and prepares all of its ingredients in-house. Video by Black Buddha.

Why you must visit Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:57:28 GMT

From rugged coastline to sandy beaches, Bulgaria's shoreline offers an array of affordable destinations for travelers.

See some of the first photos to emerge from the huge Crossrail project -- widely called the Elizabeth line -- that will take riders east and west through London. It's expected to open in December 2018.

Surviving 11 days in Australia's outback

Tue, 15 May 2018 00:08:59 GMT

Kayla Milaudi will never forget the daunting feeling of looking out across the expansive, ancient Northern Territory landscape at sunrise from the peak of Mount Sonder, west of Alice Springs.

The perfect islands where horses play in the surf

Wed, 16 May 2018 05:40:47 GMT

Mozambique's coastline stretches about 2,470 kilometers along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and most of its beaches remain in pristine condition without hordes of tourists or tacky boardwalks.

Madrid takes on Airbnb

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:28:12 GMT

Madrid has become the latest city to confront overtourism, as the Spanish metropolis moves to drastically curb the Airbnb and homeshare listings available in the destination.

'The Atlas of Beauty': Mothers around the world

Fri, 11 May 2018 17:49:55 GMT

Now five months pregnant, photographer Mihaela Noroc has been trekking through India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Japan and South Korea, taking pictures of women, including many mothers with their children.

Best vacation rentals with ocean views

Fri, 11 May 2018 09:59:04 GMT

From New Zealand to Costa Rica, these luxury vacation villas and homes offer incredible views of the ocean.

The longest graffiti project in the US?

Tue, 22 May 2018 14:30:59 GMT

In 1962, coal underneath a highway in Pennsylvania caught fire and destroyed the road. Graffiti artists have since found a new use for the stretch of abandoned highway.

It's a big world out there -- do you need some help deciding where to go for your summer holiday? See photos of great vacation locations around the globe from A to Z.

First look at London's epic new tunnel ride

The massive Crossrail project, called Elizabeth line, is the biggest engineering project in Europe. Get your first look at the futuristic east-west corrider that will connect 60 miles across London.

Hotel for super-dense Hong Kong

Wed, 16 May 2018 07:28:09 GMT

As you walk up the staircase in central Hong Kong, a mural of a woman hugging a pillow appears on the adjacent wall, followed by a message reading: "I'm so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed."

World's 20 most popular museums

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:50:07 GMT

After being toppled from its No. 1 position in 2016, this French museum regained its spot in 2017 as the world's most popular museum.

The world's most exclusive hotels

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:48:08 GMT

From private Pacific islands to remote desert encampments, there's a special breed of hotels that cater to the most discerning and tasteful of luxury travelers.

World's cutest railway is run by kids

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:20:58 GMT

There are faster railways than the Gyermekvasút children's railway, but they aren't as cute as this service staffed by kids in Hungary.

Summer destinations from A to Z

Trying to choose a destination for your summer vacation? CNN Travel turns to the alphabet to help you decide where to go. Here are destinations from A (Andes) to Z (Zannone).

26 of the most stunning spots in Africa

Fri, 11 May 2018 07:56:01 GMT

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How planes fly: Invisible highways in the sky

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:23:18 GMT

Captain James Basnett is at the controls of a British Airways Airbus A380 mega-jet, serenely cruising far above the stormy North Atlantic.