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Do Stop til’ you get Enough

Do Stop til’ you get Enough

story by: Inspire Magazine

Wasting time; the number one airport objective. Eat, sleep, Wi-Fi, repeat. It’s time to swap a boring transfer for an exciting stopover.

International travel is so easy, destinations are all but a hop, skip and a jump away. But that doesn't mean there won't be an unwanted transfer wait, or worse, less than an hour to exit one plane, find and board another. If you’re already jetting from one side of the world to the other, why not extend your adventure with a stopover between flights? Swap your airport transfer for a few days in a different place and you’ll enjoy a mini break en route to your final destination. In other words, a holiday within a holiday! And the opportunity to see more, do more and gain more. What’s not to love? Here are a few of our unique faves...

Guangzhou
Venture outside the terminals of Guangzhou Airport and explore a city so abundant in blooms, they call it the ‘City of Flowers’. Guangzhou is a unique and authentic Chinese experience so getting a guide is key. They’ll meet you at the airport and offer invaluable local advice, insight and of course, translation.

Stay on the tiny oval islet of Shamian Island. Separated from the city by the Pearl River, it’s a gentle stretch of tranquillity, with 150 old-style European buildings including churches, cafes and galleries.

For an authentic Chinese restaurant experience, go Dim Sum crazy at Panxi Restaurant. Luxurious yet traditional, Panxi is an institution and one of the oldest Dim Sum restaurants in Guangzhou dating back to the HAN dynasty.

Kuala Lumpur
Home to one of the glitziest skylines in Asia, Kuala Lumpur is the twinkly city that never stops shining.

If your nerves can handle it, cross the world’s tallest sky bridge connecting The Petronas Twin Towers. Make sure your lunch has settled first! Then visit Batu Caves in the eastern suburbs, the limestone cavernous interior is home to Hindu deities. They’re also quite spooky so get ready for goose pimple arms.

Shopping! It’d be rude not to. Check out the city's main area, dubbed the 'Golden Triangle'. Awash with stores makes for a mecca of temptation.

Dubai
Introducing this cosmopolitan oasis. From sky scrapers to desert dunes, dazzling Dubai is a city not to fly past.

Go sky high with the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Pre book your tickets to the 'At The Top' 125th floor or the 'Sky Lounge' on the 148th. They both promise todeliver dizzying (yet astounding) views of this desert paradise.

Get the adrenaline pumping with a 'dune safari', combining exhilarating drives with camel rides and sand boarding. Just remember to hold onto your hat! Dubai is known for really cheap gold, so a stroll through the dazzling Gold Souk is a must! And if you’re ready to buy, remember to haggle for it.

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