Day trips

The real 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

The real 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

The tiny town of Goerlitz has become a star in movies like Wes Anderson's latest production, while Potsdam and Leipzig ooze charm and history
Xinshi: A forgotten Chinese water town

Xinshi: A forgotten Chinese water town

With few tourists and hotels, this centuries-old town might be the last undiscovered water town that's just a day trip from Shanghai
Don't sweat it: 5 cool oases for the Tokyo summer

Don't sweat it: 5 cool oases for the Tokyo summer

Wave pools, haunted hospitals and even an ice-cream city are on the chill-out menu for 2012
Life and death on the Sydney tourist trail

Life and death on the Sydney tourist trail

An amateur historian uncovers a tombstone deep in his garden and a century-old mystery
Best Shanghai day trips

Best Shanghai day trips

Ultimate xiaolongbao tour, China's top sex museum or a search of your inner Zen -- all can be done within a day from Shanghai downtown
Yeeha! Shanghai's 4 best horseback riding stables

Yeeha! Shanghai's 4 best horseback riding stables

Forget Moganshan or Anji, spend a day outside the city at one of Shanghai’s top stables
Anji Bamboo Forest: Crouching urbanite, hidden paradise

Anji Bamboo Forest: Crouching urbanite, hidden paradise

Anji's Bamboo Forest has been seen by millions -- it provided scenery for the film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- but is visited by few
Get set for the stars: Visit Shanghai Film Studios

Get set for the stars: Visit Shanghai Film Studios

For a 'reel' escape from Shanghai's urban chaos head for Shanghai Film Studios in Sonjiang, where you can walk through the scenes of your favorite movies and possibly see your idols in action
Bangkok day tripping: Ban Mai Riverside Market

Bangkok day tripping: Ban Mai Riverside Market

Avoid the floating tourist traps and head for this authentic stretch of riverside shop houses
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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall