Remote Lands

Life’s a Beach in India

When it comes to beach holidays, one beach can start to look like any other: palm-lined white sand, stretching as far as the eye can see. But we’ve found a country that has not only a wide range of beaches, but some very unique – if not frankly weird – ones. Let’s head to the […]

What’s the True Origin of the Borneo Elephant?

Could it be true that a gift exchange between Asian rulers several centuries ago inadvertently saved a population of elephants from extinction? Pygmy elephants, once native to Java (but sadly now extinct in the area), were found alive and well in northern Borneo in the early 21st century, and this has led to new thinking […]

Back From the Brink – the Oryx of Arabia

When conjuring images of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one would expect expansive views of arid deserts, skyscraping hotels and the over-the-top opulence of some of the world’s most decadent restaurants, arenas and venues. You might not, however, consider the national symbol of the region – the humble Oryx. Yet the vast plains and deserts […]

So much more than Pho: the regional cuisines of Vietnam

Vietnam is a country of contrasts, with a rich history and background that keeps travelers visiting time and again to its various cities, each of which offer a different variety of experiences. This is also true of the cuisine, where each region has a speciality that has been honed over the years to make them […]

On the Trail of the Snow Leopards of India

A stunning mountainous terrain awaits visitors to the Ladakh region of India – but that’s not all. For many nature enthusiasts the allure of this singular destination lies in the chance to glimpse a rare snow leopard, and visitors are increasingly booking coveted places on expeditions to seek them out. Join us as we explore […]