Hong Kong – the most exciting place on earth to experience Eastern culture meeting the West. This city is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. It is like a dream of Manhattan, arising from the South China Sea.” Hong Kong—like Manhattan—is one of those places that almost defies description. You just have to go and see for yourself.
Taiwan – The Beautiful Isle. Famed for centuries as Ilha Formosa (Beautiful Isle; 美麗島; Měilìdǎo), this is a land with more sides than the 11-headed Guanyin. Towering sea cliffs, marble-walled gorges and tropical forests are just the start of your journey, which could take you as far as Yushan, Taiwan's 3952m alpine roof.In Taiwan you can criss-cross mountains on colonial-era hiking trails or cycle a lone highway with the blue Pacific on one side and green volcanic arcs on the other.