Hong Kong says goodbye to neon signs: one of the last remaining ones has been removed these days
Hong Kong is one of the largest and most famous cities in the world, 'where East meets West'. Among other things, the characteristic neon lights that fill every corner throughout the 20th century have contributed to the city's fame ever since Clause Neon Light, the first factory of this type of lights, opened in 1932. Since then they have become a hallmark of the city-state landscape.Today, however, neon technology is becoming obsolete, and neon signs are being replaced by LEDs. The city government started a programme called Tackling Hygiene Black Spots years ago, which aims to clean up the city streets. Hence, the removal of such distinctive signs, which have also helped make some very famous films iconic, such as 'Blade Runner' and 'Ghost in the Shell', as well as the more recent 'Dr. Strange'.Now one of the last signs in the city is about to be removed, but there are those who aspire to protect and preserve them.
A journey into Argentina
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, can truly be described as a nation of contrasts. Encompassing the high mountain spine of the Andes to the east, the fertile lowland Pampas to the west, humid tropical jungle to the north, and the subarctic regions of Patagonia to the south, this is a destination made for wanderlust. Argentina's cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage is equally diverse, influenced first by the Inca Empire and later by Spanish colonial rule. The country's capital, Buenos Aires, perfectly encapsulates this intoxicating fusion of style and character, and serves as the ideal gateway to the rest of this fascinating and hugely appealing land. Already packed? Click through and begin your journey into Argentina.
Tourism, hospitality always wins: the world's most hospitable resorts in 2023
There are many aspects that drive a tourist to choose one destination over another, or that hotel structure over another. The variables, as we know, are innumerable, ranging from the time of year, to what one is looking for, to what one finds. An increasingly important component, however, in consumer choice is the facilities' hospitality, or hospitality.With the 'Traveller review awards', every year, 'Booking' rewards the best establishments, in 220 different countries around the world, for their commitment to first-class, professional service and hospitality, continuously throughout the year.Of the five resorts we present, the first in this special ranking, only one is located outside Europe, demonstrating the love that tourists from all over the world continue to have for the Old Continent.