HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Major Public Holidays in China

New Year's Day: January 1

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How to buy jade in Asia

Valued throughout Asia for its beauty and elegance, jade is an especially desired keepsake for visitors to Taipei, which has hundreds of stores specializing in jade as well as the colossal weekend Jade Market.

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Top 10 Cities for Shopaholics

If your heart starts palpitating at the mere sight of a 'sale' sign, or if you've been known to elbow other shoppers out of the way for getting between you and those must-have boots, this list is for you. We've rounded up the world's 10 best cities for shopaholics for those of you who plan your vacations with retail therapy built in s whether you're in the market for high fashion, fancy baubles, or even an unusual pet, we've got a destination for you. So pay off some credit card debt and hit the road s but don't blame us when the bills come in.

Food & Hospitality

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 10 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting.