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Author: Alexis Lai

Alexis Lai is a journalist at CNN.com’s Hong Kong bureau.  A nomad at heart, she has lived in seven countries and is always restless for the next adventure.  

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Hong Kong art explosion: What to see this month

Hong Kong art explosion: What to see this month

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Hong Kong officials have snubbed Victoria Harbour in favor of a nunnery as a tentative World Heritage nomination, sparking debate over what makes a site worthy of inclusion
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Should solo female travelers avoid India?

Following the horrifying New Delhi gang rape, a CNN staffer recounts her experiences traveling alone through the country