(CNN) — Travel this week: Some of Asia’s destinations with the strictest Covid policies are finally reopening, and our annual ranking of the coolest regions in the world will inspire your vacation plans ahead. new winner.
the hippest hood
Time Out has released its annual list of the coolest neighborhoods in the world.
Colonia Americana in Guadalajara, Mexico is the epicenter of cool in the world and in North America.
Time Out’s James Manning said the district is “home to a creative community that pushes boundaries, an ever-growing number of great places to eat, and some of the best nightlife in the Western Hemisphere.”
The eclectic group also includes Montreal’s classic foodie district, Siem Reap’s emerging neighborhood at the foot of the temples, and England’s seaside arts capital.
The new “coolest district in the world” is located in Guadalajara, Mexico, the capital of the state of Jalisco.
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It may look like a pandemic, but So There are still destinations that have been slow to reopen for tourism last year, mainly in Asia.
But change is finally coming. Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan are finally welcoming visitors after more than two years of closure. . It’s China.
And on the topic of China…
What does it mean when you say, “I want Chinese food tonight”?
China has about 20 provinces, not to mention regions and municipalities. So it all boils down to (pun intended)?
Downside: China is still mostly closed to tourists. The good: The doors of the nearest Chinese restaurant are open.
Stanley Tucci talks with Christian Amanpour about his time in Calabria, his ancestral home and his upcoming film. An all-new episode of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” airs Sunday at 9:00 PM ET.
taste the world
It’s impossible not to watch CNN’s “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” (Sunday 9pm ET) and not plan a big Italian feast.
Calabria’s mouth-watering destinations include La Collinetta in the mountain town of Martone, where lamb is cooked in moist clay. His Il Principe di Scilla, a family business that specializes in Calabrian swordfish. The Michelin-starred Kaffi’s is a signature dessert of charcoal-seasoned meringue, sliced apples, and white his chocolate foam.
And food is only part of the show’s appeal.
Katmai National Park in Alaska hosts an annual Fat Bear Week. You can vote for the bear you think represents obesity best in a March Madness style contest. Check out some of the top contenders.
And one of fall’s loveliest traditions, Alaska’s annual Fat Bear Week, wasn’t safe either.
The contest, which followed brown bears in Katmai National Park and Reserve as they emerge from hibernation, was inundated with suspicious spam votes.
To mark his victory, let’s all celebrate with a salmon dinner and a long nap.
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dining at altitude
But partners at CNN Underscored, the CNN-owned product review and recommendation guide, can keep you from eating a bland dinner at 35,000 feet.