Remote Lands

Red Soil, Greener Pastures: The Sun Sets in the Red Lands

Red Soil, Greener Pastures: The Sun Sets in the Red Lands

The old man had wrinkled skin that was weather-beaten from years spent working in the fields and seemingly possessed no teeth.  “I’ve been sitting in the same spot, every day, for the last 10 years,” he said, through my translator.  He told us about his 10 children.  They had all moved to the city, lured […]

Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

As the sunrise woke me, I got my first glimpse of Oman. The contrasting view of the beach below and the rocky Al Hajar mountains was a fitting introduction to a journey that would take me all over the diverse terrains of this fascinating country.

Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal

Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal

25 million years old, and more than 5,500 feet deep, Baikal is the deepest and purest lake on the planet, and home to 20% of its fresh water. As culturally significant as it is scenically dramatic, its shores are considered hallowed places by those who call it home.

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

Deep in the remote hills of the Chin State, tribes of tattooed women inhabit villages. Visiting this far-flung corner of Myanmar is like traveling back in time, but it’s very apparent that society is changing rapidly. As Chin State is becoming more connected to the rest of Myanmar, local tradition is dying. The Chin people are known for their animist ways of life.

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle: Discover the Soul of a Nation

Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle: Discover the Soul of a Nation

Whether your trip to Sri Lanka includes the stunning beaches in the south, the lush highlands terraced with tea plantations or a wildlife safari in one of its national parks, it’s worth making the effort to venture into the country’s heart to explore the Cultural Triangle to get a deeper sense of history.

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