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OCT-NOV 2013

ISSUE 34 JOURNEYS ISSUE

Fiji | Norway | Mekong| Kenya Image Š Rolex / Daniel Forster

see promotional offer page 9


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Š Tourism Fiji

08

White Adventure

10

From Wrecks to Rigs

Oceanwide Expeditions

Underwater Brunei

16

Pacific's Eden

20

Breathing Mountains

Fiji Island

Exploring Norway


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Journey to the Mountains

31

Journeys of a Lifetime

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Meandering Along the Mekong

Ifugao & Mountain Province

24

Tibet's Lofty Charm

Indochina from North to South

© Flam Tourism

© Gunther Deichmann

22 © Steve van Beek

31 © Gunther Deichmann

36 REGULARS 07

Publisher's Note

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Travel News

14

Gear Guide

28

Travel Tips

24


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Mountain Trekking Mount Kenya National Park

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Wet and Dry Safari Akagera National Park

Š Sarah Hall - Akagera Management Company

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The Golden State California's Wet Adventures

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The Ends of the Earth Exploring Patagonia


Publisher's Note

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© Jim Mayer - Oceanwide Expeditions © Matteo Zanga

Dear Fellow Travellers, Did you know there are forty million plus, yes that's 40,000,000 available airline seats a year out of Hong Kong? So whether you are coming or going that makes for one small indication that travel is no small business in Hong Kong, and tourism which fuels part of this movement is on the rise. At Sports+Travel we play our part by igniting that little spark in you to get you packing and traveling – getting you out there to discover new places that you may not have considered or return to old haunts that bring back pleasant memories. Our ‘Journeys’ issue covers a wide spectrum of travel, ranging from classic itineraries to new travel darlings, whether it’s an epic expedition cruise or hiking well-trodden trails. We start you off with a big chill - shipbased exploratory tourism in the Arctic and Antarctica. Oceanwide Expeditions team promises you an experience of a lifetime with their portfolio of unique polar expedition cruise programs. From there we crisscross continents taking you as far South as Patagonia to visit its glaciers and in between to destinations

like Brunei, Fiji, Norway, Tibet, Philippines, Mekong, Kenya, Rwanda & California. Those who love river journeys should not miss the Mekong - meandering its length (by kayak or boat) gives you a snapshot of the diversity that lies along its shores. Then there’s the incredible landscape that ranges from tablelands drizzled by waterfalls to waterways dotted with islands and sunken forests. If some of the above destinations aren’t enough for you, we’ve also compiled a list of ‘Journeys of a Lifetime’ that roughly outlines some of the most amazing journeys and trips to be had around the world. And while you’re having fun don't forget to look around you and enjoy the scenery - it is this ever-changing landscape that makes your travel all the more worthwhile. Safe travels,


Events Calendar

HONG KONG

If you have an event that you feel should be included on this page, please email us on events@sportsandtravel.com.hk

11 August

Southern District Cross Country Marathon

19 September

Full Moon Night Run

1 October

Victoria to Peak Challenge

6 October

SUUNTO Lantau 2 Peaks

13 October

Mountain Relay Challenge

19-20 October

45km Midnight Express

25-27 October

Raleigh Challenge Wilson Trail www.raleigh.org.hk 78km Trail Run

9 November

AA XC MTB FEST Mountain Bike Festival www.actionasiaevents.com

9 November

LIPTON TROPHY Top Dog Trophy www.rhkyc.org.hk/topdogtrophy.aspx Sailing

10 November

AROUND THE ISLAND RACE Top Dog Trophy www.rhkyc.org.hk/topdogtrophy.aspx Sailing

15-17 November Oxfam Trailwalker

www.xterace.com

www.hkrunners.com 5km/11km/18km Trail Run

www.clubbalance.org 10km race www.actionasiaevents.com 15km & 21 km Trail Run Relay Trail Running Race

www.xterace.com www.xterace.com

45km Trail Run

www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.hk

24 November

PATAGONIA Nature Run

30 Nov- Dec 1

HK168

7 December

MSIG Lantau 50

Running 10.55km

100km MacLehose Trail

www.actionasiaevents.com

www.xterace.com

14 & 22 km Trail Running

168kn Ultra Endurance Race

www.actionasiaevents.com

27km & 50km Trail Run and Hiking Options


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