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10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Set in the Swiss countryside, Maison Cailler is one of the founders of milk chocolate. Straying from the commonly used powdered milk, Alexandre-Louis Cailler used fresh cows' milk to create that creamy texture we associate today with milk chocolate. Maison Cailler isn't afraid of sharing, so visitors can partake in classes on truffle making (complete with choco-vernacular and a Cailler apron) before they wander the grounds of the magnificent Swiss home, which always smells of chocolate.... Read More

Highest Hotel in the World | Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

You cannot fully appreciate the immensity of a building like Hong Kong’s ICC tower, until you view it from afar. Even from the windows at the top of the Ritz-Carlton, which occupies all of the utmost levels of the building, it takes a moment of studying the landscape: realizing that you can blot out cars and semi-trucks down below with the tip of your thumb. Helicopters are not authorized to fly as high as the space that the hotel occupies. That is how high it is. The shape of the ICC building mimics that of a dragon, a fitting homage to this iconic Asian city that it seems to guard.... Read More

 
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