Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Seoul, South Korea. I had visited the city once before, but it was only for a mere 48 hours. Although this visit would be short as well (four days), I was determined to squeeze as much in during my time there as possible.
It’s been nearly 50 years since the Empire State Building held the title “Tallest Building in the World,” but the world’s still head over heels for skyscrapers. Luckily for us modern folk, our tallest towers are no longer just for work–you can also climb into the clouds to sip cocktails, go for a swim, or satisfy your shutterbug impulses with some truly unmatched panoramas. From the newest high-altitude hotel in Hong Kong to some of Dubai’s steepest stays, here are five of the world’s tallest hotels:
I always loved Changi Airport. My parents lived in Singapore for seven years, so I was frequent visitor. The restaurants were surprisingly good, the public spaces were filled with massage chairs and free Internet terminals, and the whole place was (unsurprisingly, if not a little stereotypically) spotless.
Now, however, I think I love Changi Airport even more: they’ve recently added a 40-foot slide.
A seven hour layover sounds great, but let’s say you need to be back at the airport two to three hours before your next flight to check in: that would really only give you four or five hours to explore Hong Kong outside the airport. Still, there’s quite a bit you can do!
What do Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, and San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts have in common? They were all built for prior World’s Fair events.
If you’re unfamiliar with World’s Fairs, try imagining a cross between a technology convention and a county fair, with nations from all over the world setting up the displays. There are elaborate buildings, artistic displays, live performances, movies, and more–and this year, the festivities are taking place in Shanghai, China.