With historical records dating back to the 5th century, Tibet was a mighty kingdom for much of its existence. This state was once the abode of the spiritual leaders of Tibetan Buddhism, and the Potala Palace still stands as a testament to the grandeur of the throne.
Oh, and did I mention that there are epic treks here too?
To many western travellers, Lhasa conjures misty visions of lost Himalayan kingdoms, hidden Buddhist hermitages and breathtaking mountain vistas. While ...Read More
Once plundered by the Spanish for its rich resources, modern Bolivia is an exciting destination for travellers. Explore the salt flats of Uyuni, take on the Death Road, or enter the working mines of Potosi – you’ll find surprises in every place you visit!
Tucked in the southwestern corner of Bolivia lies the vast salt plains of Uyuni and the high altitude Siloli Desert ...Read More
Sandwiched between India and China, Nepal lies right in the path of the mighty Himalayas. A favourite destination for extreme mountaineers and Buddhist pilgrims, this country has something for anyone looking for a spot of peace or an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Climbing up the world’s highest peak is certainly a crowning achievement (forgive the pun, please) for most individuals. With sheer ...Read More
Home to tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, towering mountains and amazing dive spots, the Philippines is one of the most picturesque destinations in Asia.
To many travellers, Cebu conjures up impressions of a dream tropical vacation, with idyllic white sandy beaches, steamy jungles and ...Read More
At 1,013 metres, Osmeña Peak is one of Cebu’s highest peaks and is a popular trekking and camping spot for ...Read More
Oslob is (in)famous for the whale shark experience, which can get environmentalists really riled up in a hurry. The local ...Read More
Located in the mountainous region of central Luzon, the ancient rice terraces of Banaue and Batad is just 10 hours ...Read More
Quick Links Day 1: Touchdown in Manila Day 2-3: From Laoag To Vigan Day 4 and 5: Make your way ...Read More
From high-energy beach parties to serene temples, Thailand has it all. Find out how to backpack around this Southeast Asian country in 2 weeks.
The valve gurgles every few minutes, as freshwater drains out from within the battered inflatable raft. “It’s fine, only out ...Read More
Just 3 hours away from Chiang Mai by car, Doi Angkhang is a mountain retreat popular with local tourists seeking ...Read More
Thailand is, in equal parts, a mix of outdoor adventure travel, exotic cultural experiences, relaxing beach retreats and modern megacities ...Read More
It happens only almost once every month, as thousands of young and energetic partygoers throng the beach at Haad Rin ...Read More
The land of a thousand islands and volcanoes, Indonesia is steeped in history, culture and resources. It’s not just Bali, you know…
Much of Indonesia lies over the ominous-sounding Ring of Fire. Marking the border where the Eurasian, Australian and Pacific tectonic ...Read More
South Africa is not just tall grasslands and safari. There’s so much more to explore, from dramatic ocean-facing cliffs to scorching deserts, all just hours away from each other.
Travelling in Africa might be a daunting journey, even for many seasoned travellers. Even today, occasional news of civil unrest ...Read More
Cross the Arctic Circle into the Finnish Lapland, fall asleep under the dancing Aurora Borealis, and spend a night in an ice hotel.
Near the small Finnish Lapland town of Saariselkä, a hotel captures the imagination of many around the world. It’s no ...Read More
Travel guides for visiting the Silk Road towns of Xinjiang, and a mega 14-day itinerary that covers much of the major tourist sights.
The Karakoram Highway connects Western China to Pakistan. Along the way, it passes through the ancient Silk Road towns of ...Read More
Uighur cuisine is hearty and flavoured with loads of spices, influenced by ingredients and cooking techniques carried along the Silk ...Read More
Xinjiang is the westernmost province in China, bordering the stans that made up much of central Asia. More significantly, a ...Read More
Turpan is an important stop along the Silk Road, with a history dating back to two thousand years ago. After ...Read More
Travel stories of backpacking across Myanmar, including an 8-day itinerary and detailed guides on the major sights.
Off-limits to foreigners until very recently, Hsipaw is now an increasingly popular destination for backpackers and trekkers looking for an ...Read More
Fresh off recent democratic elections, Myanmar is slowly freeing itself from the shackles of military rule and opening up to ...Read More