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Is it the hustle and bustle of daily life, and the need to escape to the countryside for some peace and quiet, that has people increasingly grabbing their leathers and heading for the open road on a motorbike? Whatever the motivation, the fresh air and liberating experience of riding a motorbike has caught the imagination […]
Japanese history is steeped in legendary myths and folklore that, even to this day, creep into and shape modern life and culture throughout the country. Among them are yōkai, mischievous mythological beings that for centuries were believed to be the cause of everyday misfortunes and incidents. Did you trip over your own feet today? Did […]
Even among experienced travelers, the ‘stans (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan) are unknown territory. They have little cultural penetration in the west, so while many of us can close our eyes and envision Bangkok, Tokyo or Singapore, we can’t necessarily do the same for Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan. Besides the normal concerns […]
For many LGBT travelers, a primary concern is the reception they’ll receive in a country whose culture and customs are unfamiliar to them, and Japan is no exception. Like most countries, a combination of history and religion shapes Japan’s unique relationship with gender and sexuality, but times are changing. In modern Japan, the focus is […]
When we close our eyes and envisage Japan, what springs to mind? The bustling Harajuku district of Tokyo? Shinto shrines and bamboo forests? Perhaps delicately prepared sushi, or the majestic outline of Mount Fuji. It is likely though, that the customs of this fascinating culture remain something of a mystery to most travelers. Japan is […]
Well, it’s that time of year once again. We’re back with some of Asia’s most exciting destinations for the coming 12 months, places that are guaranteed to awaken your adventurous spirit and leave you mesmerized by the planet’s beauty, diversity and fascination. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting, undiscovered and jaw-dropping locations from […]
So with so many cooks, how did they avoid spoiling the broth? Let’s have a look at how a past packed with migration, war and occupation has shaped a distinct food with its own legacy, and made it some of the best in the world. The catalysts for culinary evolution in Taiwan, as […]
For nearly 500 years, after Portugal first established their colony on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, Iberian and indigenous Chinese traditions have evolved alongside each other, creating a way of life in Macao that is so utterly unique that there is no other like it, anywhere on Earth. It is my love […]
Home to fast-paced and ultra-modern cities, South Korea also boasts some stunning and eminently hikeable hills and peaks, providing the ideal activity for those looking to let off some steam and get out to enjoy the fresh air. However, a once-healthy outward-bound culture has evolved into one of severe competition. In 2015, the South Korean […]
Recently in Ladakh, the Dalai Lama appeared at an inter-faith seminar organized by the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), and spoke on the Preservation of Religious Harmony, Coexistence and Universal Peace. He said “Today, a lot of people from different religious backgrounds are present here…. It is taught in every religion, including Christianity, Buddhism, […]
“My clients had a fabulous trip to Malaysia, including 10 days in Malaysian Borneo. Your staff on the ground was absolutely terrific, and the itinerary you planned was extremely varied and challenging. My clients discovered new experiences, such as bird-watching, that they were previously unfamiliar with and were surprised by how much they loved it. This was my first time working with Remote Lands, and in an area of the world I was not very familiar with, and I felt like I was in...